Happy Monday! We’re kicking off the week with a, well, major kick. Do y’all remember my Mexican Street Corn that I posted a couple years back? It’s a classic at our house every summer, and to me, the recipe is perfection. With one caveat, that is: everyone ends up with aioli on their fingers and corn in their teeth — you kind of have to embrace the fact that you’re going to be a total mess while eating it. I finally had the brilliant idea to take the corn off the cob and turn this recipe into a salad that’s perfect for Cinco de Mayo or any other Mexican-themed menu this summer. Stay tuned to see our full Cinco potluck party next week, and keep reading for this ridiculously easy and delicious recipe…

*photography by Buff Strickland

Mexican Street Corn Salad

Serves 6

Mexican Street Corn Salad

By Camille Styles


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 bag frozen corn, or 4 cobs of corn with kernels removed
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 jalapeño, chopped
  • 1/2 avocado, diced
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • a few shakes of Cholula Green Pepper Hot Sauce
  • handful of cilantro, roughly chopped
  • cotija cheese for topping


  1. Heat the olive oil up to a medium heat in a large skillet and add the bag of corn. Cook until the corn is lightly charred, stirring occasionally for about 10 minutes. Set aside and let the corn come to room temperature.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the mayonnaise, lime juice, chili powder, Cholula Green Pepper Hot Sauce, and cilantro until the dressing has reached a smooth consistency.
  3. In a large serving bowl, add the corn, onion, jalapeño, and avocado, and drizzle the dressing over. Stir gently to combine. Top with more freshly chopped cilantro, cotija cheese, and chili powder for serving.

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Comments (7)
  1. 1
    A Capitol Contessa April 18, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    yum! I love the idea of doing this in a bowl rather than getting all yucky – sigh, wish it was fresh corn season already!

  2. 2
    Lowcountry.Felicity.Life April 18, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    Oh, just reading this recipe makes my mouth water! So simple and I am certain so yummy delicious! Thanks for sharing. Sandra

  3. 3
    Caitlin - Wanderer and Wolf April 18, 2016 at 8:27 pm

    This looks absolutely incredible and so easy to make! I love no lettuce salads – they’re so fun and flavorful!

    xx, Caitlin

  4. 4
    Lisa April 19, 2016 at 7:55 am

    Ahhh! I was JUST talking about Mexican Street Corn on Sunday! I am definitely going to try this salad!

  5. 5
    Terri Maize April 23, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    That sauce — Chulula green — is the bomb! (And I’m no neophyte.) Can’t wait to try this…

    • Camille Styles April 25, 2016 at 9:16 pm

      Agreed — it is so delish that I want to put it on everything!

  6. 6
    Susan April 27, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    Recipe sound amazing! I’m going to substitute plain Greek yogurt for the mayo to save on fat and calories.