Warm Mexican Corn Salad

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Sweet summer corn lightly coated with lime infused mayonnaise, a touch of hot chili powder and cojita cheese. Also known as the Mexican street corn salad, elote.

Sweet summer corn lightly coated with lime infused mayonnaise, a touch of hot chili powder and cojita cheese. Also known as the Mexican street corn salad, eloteWarm Mexican Corn Salad

Inspired by a very popular Mexican street food called elote, a typical street food of grilled corn, smothered with mayonnaise and topped with shredded cojita cheese and chili powder. It’s simply addicting and combines the flavor sensations of sweet, spicy, sour and savory. Here in New York, you can find vendors in Hispanic neighborhoods on busy street corners grilling corn and serving this special treat.

There’s a heat wave in New York this week, so I skipped the grill and cooked the sweet corn on the stove just a few minutes. I added some fresh scallion and cilantro for color and flavor and loved this as a side dish.

Sweet summer corn lightly coated with lime infused mayonnaise, a touch of hot chili powder and cojita cheese. Also known as the Mexican street corn salad, elote

Cotija cheese is a firm, dry Mexican cheese similar to a feta, which could be used in it’s place if you can’t find it near you.

Sweet summer corn lightly coated with lime infused mayonnaise, a touch of hot chili powder and cojita cheese. Also known as the Mexican street corn salad, elote

Sweet summer corn lightly coated with lime infused mayonnaise, a touch of hot chili powder and cojita cheese. Also known as the Mexican street corn salad, elote

Sweet summer corn lightly coated with lime infused mayonnaise, a touch of hot chili powder and cojita cheese. Also known as the Mexican street corn salad, elote
Sweet summer corn lightly coated with lime infused mayonnaise, a touch of hot chili powder and cojita cheese. Also known as the Mexican street corn salad, elote
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Warm Mexican Corn Salad (Elote)

152.5 Cals 5.8 Protein 25.3 Carbs 4.9 Fats
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Yield: 5 servings
COURSE: Side Dish
CUISINE: American
Sweet summer corn lightly coated with lime infused mayonnaise, a touch of hot chili powder and cojita cheese. Also known as the Mexican street corn salad, elote.

Ingredients

  • 4 large fresh cobs of corn
  • 2 tbsp light mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp fat-free Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder, more or less to taste (check labels for GF)
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice, from half a lime
  • 1 tbsp minced cilantro
  • 2 tbsp scallions, minced
  • 1/2 cup 40 g cotija cheese, grated
  • 5 lime wedges for serving

Instructions

  • Boil corn in boiling water for 5 minutes, remove from heat.
  • When cool enough to handle, cut corn off the cobb. (makes 4 cups)
  • In a large bowl combine mayonnaise, yogurt, chili powder, and lime juice; mix well.
  • Add corn, cilantro, scallions and cheese and toss.
  • Serve with lime wedges.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.75cups, Calories: 152.5kcal, Carbohydrates: 25.3g, Protein: 5.8g, Fat: 4.9g, Saturated Fat: 1.5g, Cholesterol: 4.5mg, Sodium: 144mg, Fiber: 3.5g, Sugar: 4.4g
WW Points Plus: 4
Keywords: elote recipe, mexican elote recipe, mexican street corn salad, summer corn salad, Warm Mexican Corn Salad

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128 comments

  1. My son said I needed to rate this recipe because it is one of his favorites! Love it! Not as healthy, but we love to eat it with chips lol!

  2. Delicious! This actually only came out to be 2 blue points for me. I used Fage 0% Greek yogurt and hellman’s light mayo with nuestro queso cotija cheese. A must have side dish to the salsa Verde enchilada recipe!

  3. Is it 40g or 1/2 cup for the cheese?

  4. I love this recipe and have even used it as an appetizer with tortilla chips. 

  5. If I used canned corn, will that significantly lessen the dish?

  6. So good! Thank you

  7. This was amazing —- any idea what the points are on Freestyle? 

  8. Made this last night and it was delicious! Curious to know if the leftovers could be frozen? 

  9. Made this for dinner last night as a side to the late summer vegetable enchilada pie. Both were a huge hit! My husband couldn’t stop raving about this side dish.

  10. I have made this 4 times and have eaten it hot and cold- doesn’t matter! It’s AMAZING!!!

  11. This is a fantastic side dish or snack at work, was quite good with the feta.