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Mexican Street Corn Salad

Fresh corn kernels charred over fire and slathered in a cilantro lime cream sauce with feta cheese, onions and seasoning.  Serve as a side to any summer dish.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6


  • 6 ears fresh corn, husks and corn kernels removed (about 4 cups) or 4 1/2 cups frozen corn (not thawed)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1/3 medium white onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, seeds removed, diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 springs green onions, diced
  • 2 + 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup Feta or Cotija cheese, crumbled


  • Removed corn husks, discard.  
    In a large bowl, place fresh corn stalk vertically.  Using a knife, shave the corn kernels from top to bottom.  You can also hold the corn stalk and shave it in your hand and have the kernels land in the bowl below.  The stalk is hard below the kernels and you won't want to get too much of that in the bowl.  This is pretty easy if you've never done it before.
    Heat oil in skillet oven medium high heat. 
     Add fresh corn kernels or frozen corn kernels to skillet.  Toss every 2 minutes or until the corn is well charred all over (about 10 minutes).  Remove from heat; set aside.  
    In a large bowl, combine mayo, sour cream, cilantro, green onions, salt, pepper, jalapeno, diced onion, lime juice, and garlic.  Stir to combine well.
    Pour corn into large bowl and toss with wet ingredients.  
    Carefully stir in crumbled fete or Cotija cheese.