Have you ever eaten elote? It’s a popular Mexican street food that consists of a corn on the cob slathered with mayonnaise, cotija cheese, hot peppers, and a squeeze of lime juice. There are many variations of elote, but this is a perhaps the most well known.
I happen to love elote, and recently decided to experiment making a variation of it at home.
About The Recipe
I don’t always have corn on the cob on hand (who does?) so this is a great recipe to settle your elote craving with less hassle. All the flavors are there, in salad form:
- Hot pepper
And some additional (delicious!) flavors are added as well:
- Green onion
- Red bell pepper
- Want another sweet corn salad recipe? Try this super simple summer sweet corn salad.
- Want another super flavorful salad? Try this chipotle-lime pasta salad with bacon and chicken.
Mexican Street Corn (Elote) Salad
Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 min
Total Time: 15 min
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- Juice from 1/2 lime
- 2 cups fire-roasted sweet corn (I buy mine at Trader Joe's)
- 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
- 2 green onions, chopped
- 1/4 cup chopped bacon (I buy mine on the grocery store salad bar)
- 4.5 ounce can green chilies (Like Old El Paso)
- 1/4 cup cotija (or Parmesan) cheese
- Mix dressing ingredients together and chill until ready to serve.
- Combine all salad ingredients. Mix in dressing. Serve chilled.