Charred Mexican Corn Salad

Bright and crunchy summer corn is coated in a spicy, creamy dressing
Mexican Corn Salad

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This fresh summer salad is the best way to use up all that beautiful corn.

This recipe is courtesy of Molly Yeh.

8
Servings
213
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons canola oil
  • 8 ears of corn
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 Cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 Cup sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • 2 Teaspoons paprika
  • 1 Teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 Teaspoons lime juice
  • 8 Ounces feta or cotija
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped cilantro

Directions

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.

Chop the corn kernels off the cob. Add the corn to the skillet with a good pinch of salt and a few turns of pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 10-15 minutes, until browned.

In a large bowl mix together the mayonnaise, sour cream, paprika, cayenne, and lime juice. Add the corn and stir to coat. Stir in the feta and cilantro. Serve warm or cold.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
13g
19%
Sugar
10g
11%
Saturated Fat
6g
25%
Cholesterol
9mg
3%
Carbohydrate, by difference
21g
16%
Protein
3g
7%
Vitamin A, RAE
56µg
8%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
7µg
8%
Calcium, Ca
19mg
2%
Choline, total
7mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
23µg
6%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
9mg
3%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
47mg
7%
Selenium, Se
5µg
9%
Sodium, Na
176mg
12%
Water
12g
0%

Mexican Shopping Tip

How hot is that chile pepper? Fresh peppers get hotter as they age; they will achieve a more reddish hue and sometimes develop streaks in the skin.

Mexican Cooking Tip

There are 60 varieties of chile peppers, many of which are used in Mexican cooking. Handle them with care. When handling the spicier kinds, gloves are recommended. Always wash your hands with soap and warm water before touching your eyes.

Mexican Wine Pairing

Tempranillo or other light Spanish red wine types with paella, even seafood paella. Various other wines depending on what rice is cooked with; see Pasta Recipes and other individual food types.