Culinary Tales/ Savory Vegetables

Mexican Street Corn Salad

This Mexican Street Corn Salad channels all of the classic flavors of Elote. Mexican Street Corn is roasted over an open grill and commonly coated with mayonnaise and crema, chile powder, cotija, and lime juice. Usually served on a stick.

This whole recipe is easy to make. The salad is made with fresh corn that is grilled along with a poblano. Then it’s mixed with Mexican Crema, Cilantro, Onions, Lime Juice, Avocados and Cotija Cheese! If you cannot find Cotija Cheese, you can use a Queso Fresca (or if you cannot find either Feta is a great substitute as well) You just need the cheese to be a little salty and a whole lotta crumbly!!

Mexican Street Corn Salad

Mexican Street Corn Salad

To make the corn, start by preheating your grill to high heat.

Next, shuck the corn and coat it in Olive Oil. Drizzle the Poblano with Olive Oil also. Place the corn cobs and Poblano on the grill. (The Poblano will be done before the corn, turn often, once charred remove from the grill.)

Cook corn for about 8 minutes, it will start popping a little and start to char. Turn often to avoid burning it.

Remove from the grill and let it cool for about 10 minutes.

Cut corn away from Cob. Remove skin and seeds from Poblano and dice it up! Add Poblano and Corn to a large bowl. Add in Cotija, Lime Juice, Cilantro, Avocado, Onions, and Crema.

Mix well! Sprinkle with Smoked Paprika.

Mexican Street Corn Salad

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Serves: 6-8


  • 6 Ears of Corn
  • 1/2 Cup of Cilantro
  • 1 Tbsp Lime Juice
  • 1/2 Tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1/4 Cup Mexican Crema
  • 1/2 Cup of Cotija Cheese
  • 1 large Avocado (sliced in chunks)
  • 1 Large Poblano Pepper
  • 1 Large Onion (Diced)



Preheat grill to high heat.


Shuck corn and coat corn in Olive Oil. Drizzle Poblano with Olive Oil.


Place corn cobs and poblano on grill. (Poblano is done before corn, turn often, once charred remove from grill.)


Cook corn for about 8 minutes, it will start popping a little and start to char. Turn often to avoid burning it.


Remove from grill and let it cool for about 10 minutes.


Cut corn away from Cob.


Remove skin and seeds from Poblano and dice it up!


Add poblano and corn to a large bowl. Add in Cotija, Lime Juice, Cilantro, Avocado, Onions, and Crema.


Mix well! Sprinkle with Smoked Paprika.

The Mexican Street Corn Salad makes such a delicious side for any meal! Something all of your guests will love. Sweet, Creamy, and just a tiny little kick! We especially love pairing it with tacos, fajitas, carne asada, or even ribs!


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    Abbigayle @ Her Luxe Travels
    May 6, 2019 at 8:48 pm

    wow this looks super yummy! I’ll have to try this during my summer BBQ days! it will make a fantastic side!

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    May 6, 2019 at 9:25 pm

    Oh my gosh, that looks amazing! I have to make this. I love the avocado in there with the grilled corn.

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    Cristina Petrini
    May 7, 2019 at 5:35 am

    A great dish for the coming season, light but rich in nutrients and tasty.

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    Terri Steffes
    May 7, 2019 at 9:08 am

    We go to Mexica a couple of times a year, and often we make our own food, eating out a few times. This is going on my recipe list for Mexico. How delicious this looks.

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    Wander Women Abroad
    May 7, 2019 at 11:17 am

    Yum this looks so delicious and fresh! I love a good corn salad we will have to make this for taco tuesday tonight

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    Yeah Lifestyle
    May 7, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    This looks super delicious and a perfect dish for summer! My family would love this.

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    May 7, 2019 at 6:56 pm

    I am a massive fan of salad of any kind! Problem is that I run out of ideas, thanks for sharing. This one is definitely gonna be a try! x

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    Claire Lee
    May 7, 2019 at 9:24 pm

    That looks so easy to make and delicious! I love corn and avocado!

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    May 7, 2019 at 10:08 pm

    My family and I love Mexican Street Corn. It’s a summer must and yours looks delish!

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    Jasmine Hewitt
    May 7, 2019 at 10:43 pm

    i love mexican street corn! i need to try this salad recipe!

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    May 8, 2019 at 4:37 am

    I never used to like corn, but something has changed and I love it now – this looks delicious

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    May 8, 2019 at 6:52 am

    Corn is my son’s favorite. We have not tried Mexican corn. I think I’ll make it.

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    Alexandra Cook
    May 8, 2019 at 7:22 am

    This looks nice and simple to put together but so delicious! Perfect for a weekend treat!

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    May 8, 2019 at 7:25 am

    Wow, so delicious and easy recipe to make for the kids. I am sure my kids will love it like and will make their favorite.

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    May 8, 2019 at 7:27 am

    I love this recipe so much! Every single ingredient sounds amazing, I’ll definitely be adding this to my list of things to try!

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    May 8, 2019 at 11:55 am

    I love that this is the non-messy version! Eating corn on the cob this way is not ideal, yours is a great idea! Saving for later.

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    May 8, 2019 at 2:08 pm

    This is the first time I have heard corn salad. Sounds interesting. I like corn but have yet to try it in my salad.

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    May 8, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    I Iove to eat & love simple easy recipe to self prepare. Gonna check out for my own meal this weekend. Thanks for this amazing sharing
    cheers, siennylovesdrawing

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    May 9, 2019 at 1:33 am

    We love making this at home! I admit, I don’t grill my corn, I just buy a can and pour it in. I have realized that I am lazy and this looks way better haha I’ll give your recipe a try next time!

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    Kami | Life with Kami
    May 9, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    Wow, I never thought to have a corn salad this good. My family will surely like this. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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    May 10, 2019 at 10:59 am

    Oh this looks yummy, perfect for those summer nights!

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    Rosemarie Gonzales
    May 11, 2019 at 2:15 am

    Wow, easy recipe 😊. It’s yummy and looks delicious perfect for meryenda 😊. Thanks for sharing

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