Yes, such a thing exists! Mexican street corn salad to be exact. Until last week, I had never even heard of such a thing, but let me tell you, it is AMAZING!
I received a bag of frozen corn in my CSA box the other week, so it was time to start looking at some frozen corn recipes. I could have easily just boiled it and put some butter on it, but where’s the fun in that? I needed a recipe…something with some real flavour! I started googling and this recipe for Mexican street corn salad caught my eye. Time to try something new!
On Monday night, I decided to make it. I was rushing around trying to get stuff ready for work and still had to go out to pick up my CSA box, but the recipe said it only took 15 minutes to make, so I figured I had enough time. The recipe said to cook the corn until it started to char. I didn’t think frozen watery corn would ever be able to char in a frying pan, but after about 10 minutes, it did start to get a nice brown colour to it. While the corn cooks, you mix together the rest of the ingredients, then dump the corn in, mix it all together, and you have Mexican street corn salad!
The verdict: two thumbs up! I used feta cheese in mine because I was too lazy to look for Cotija cheese at the store. It still turned out great! I also used pickled jalapenos, not fresh ones, and skipped the cilantro. The jalapenos and chili powder gave it just the right amount of heat and the feta added just enough flavour to make this corn salad delicious. If you’ve never tried Mexican street corn salad, I highly recommend it!