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Mexican Street Corn Salad (Esquites)

Mexican Street Corn Salad

Mexican Street Corn Salad is easy to make and is oh, so good!



  1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet or wok over high heat until shimmering.
  2. Add corn kernels, season to taste with salt, toss once or twice, and cook without moving until charred on one side, about 2 minutes. Continue tossing and charring until well charred all over, about 10 minutes total. Transfer to a large bowl.
  3. Mix together well the mayonnaise, cotija cheese, scallion or onion, cilantro, jalapeño, garlic, lime juice and chili powder (if using). Toss with the corn. Taste and adjust seasonings.
  4. Serve immediately.

* Best if made with fresh corn, but you can substitute two to three cans whole kernel corn, drained well. Or you can use 1 (14 ounce) bag of frozen corn. Fresh corn is more authentic.

From the kitchen of Linda Ann Jolly.


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