Introduction To Mexican Street Corn Salad
Mexican food is famous worldwide for its taste and unique flavor. Most of the Mexican dishes are made of unique ingredients with a blend of Mexican cuisine and Spanish food. This blend makes Mexican food amazingly tasty, and this is what, it is famous for.
In this article, you are gonna learn to make super delicious Mexican street corn salad. So are ready to learn the recipe?
Let’s get started, first of all, make sure you are having the following ingredients.
Required Ingredients to Make Mexican Street Corn Salad
Before going towards the ingredients, let me tell you, people, Mexican street corn salad is also known as Esquites or vasito de elotes means little corn-cup. Generally, Esquites is made with corn sautéed butter, chopped onions, chilies, and spices.
Mexican Street Corn Salad is quite similar to Esquites but is not the same. So let’s check out the ingredients to make healthy and tasty Mexican Street Corn Salad.
- 4 cups corn (4-5 ears) make sure you are cutting from the cob.
- 2-3 teaspoons olive oil to cook the corn.
- 6 green onions (finely chopped)
- Half red bell pepper (chopped)
- Half red onion chopped
- Half cup cilantro chopped
- 1 jalapeño pepper diced.
- Half avocado chopped
- 4 tablespoons of fresh lime juice, avoid already stored
- Half tsp cumin ground
- Half tsp smoked paprika
- ¼ black pepper powder
- ¼ tsp salt or according to your taste
- 2 tsp sour cream or you can also use non-fat yogurt as an alternative.
- 2 tsp mayonnaise to roll in Mexican street corn
- Half cup cotija cheese
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
How to Make Mexican Street Corn Salad
Prepare The Corn
First of all, you need to cut the corn off the cob, here I am gonna use 5 ears to get 4 cups of corn. For the preparation of corn, you are having a choice whether to use an oven or grill. I always prefer using a grill because the taste of grilled corn is more than superb. But if you are not having access to grill or like to use an oven, you can use. It’s totally up to you and your own taste.
Preheat the grill and add olive oil. Char your corn and keep stirring. If you are using fresh corn 4-5 minutes is enough to prepare them. Otherwise, frozen may take more time. Put all the corn in a bowl and let me cool. Till then let’s make the sauce.
Making a sauce of Mexican street corn salad is so so easy, to be honest. We have to use non-fat yogurt (healthy option) or sour cream to give a creamy texture to our salad. Moreover, it will also bring our remaining ingredients together.
So, after adding yogurt in a bowl, you have to add all the ingredients in it and mix it very well. Quantity of lime juice, salt, black pepper, and chili powder depends on your taste. Add the grilled corn in it and your healthy and delicious Mexican street corn salad is ready. Yes..!! It is ready. You can serve it as a main course or can also enjoy breakfast.
Nutritional Value Of Mexican Street Corn Salad
To be honest, this Mexican corn salad is very healthy and full of nutrients. You can get almost 244g of calories, 5g saturated fat, protein 9g, 39g carbohydrates. It is also a source of vitamin C, vitamin A, calcium, iron, sodium, and healthy fibers. This is a complete meal for all those who are following a diet plan. It also
helps to reduce your weight.
Tips for Mexican Street Corn Salad
- You can store this corn salad for 4-5 days in the refrigerator.
- I don’t suggest you store because fresh salad is far better than the frozen.
- Always go for fresh ingredients and avoid using already stored.
- Grilling makes your corn more crispy and yummy than to be prepared in an oven.
- You can add chopped carrots, cauliflower, and other vegetables as well.
Video Credit: The Stay At Home Chef
So, this is a very simple recipe of Mexican street corn salad. Let me give a short glance of recipe in the end as well. You need to make a sauce by adding yogurt, all the chopped vegetables, and spices. After that, add grilled corn in that. Mix it very well. Your Mexican street corn salad is absolutely ready to be served. Don’t forget to let us know the feedback after trying this recipe.
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