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Mexican Street Corn Salad is a great idea for your Cinco De Mayo Party

Mexican Street Corn Salad Recipe

Light, fresh and bursting with flavor, this Mexican Street Corn Salad Recipe is a healthy alternative to Taco Tuesday or a great idea for your Cinco De Mayo Party!

Course Salad
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Street Corn Salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 541 kcal
Author BubbaPie


Mexican Street Corn Salad Ingredients

  • 2 15 oz. cans corn drained or kernels cut from 4-5 ears of fresh corn on the cob
  • 1 ½ cups elbow macaroni uncooked (certified gluten free if necessary)
  • ¼ cup red onion can sub with green onion
  • cup chopped cilantro leaves
  • 1 jalapeno seeds and stems removed, minced
  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes quartered
  • ½ cup black beans
  • ½ cup queso fresco cheese crumbled
  • 1 large avocado seed removed, chopped

Dressing Ingredients:

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce I used Sriracha with good results
  • Pinch of cumin
  • Himalayan pink salt and pepper to taste


  1. Boil a medium pot of water and cook pasta until al dente according to package directions. Drain and rinse in a colander under cold water. Set colander over a bowl and allow the pasta to continue to drip dry while preparing next steps.
  2. Heat a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. After skillet is completely heated through (about 5 minutes), add half of the corn so it’s in a single layer. Allow it to slightly char, about 5 minutes. Then, brown the remainder using the same process.
  3. Place the sauce ingredients in a small bowl and whisk until smooth and combined. Taste and adjust spices if necessary.
  4. In a large bowl, add cooled and dry pasta, charred corn, onion, cilantro, jalapeno, tomatoes, black beans, cheese and fresh avocado. Pour on dressing and toss to combine. Immediately serve.
Nutrition Facts
Mexican Street Corn Salad Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 541
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.