Mexican Street Vendor Style Corn Salad

Mexican Street Vendor Style Corn Salad I lived in southern California for many years. Around Cinco de Mayo, there would be fiestas in our neighborhood. Vendors sold grilled corn on the cob prepared with butter, mayonnaise, cotija cheese, chile powder and a lime wedge. They were so delicious! After moving, we’d crave this corn, so I altered the recipe using canned corn and mixed in the same ingredients for a similar treat that doesn’t require an outdoor grill.

Ingredients

Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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Time Details

    PREP : 10 mins

    COOK : 10 mins

    TOTAL : 20 mins

    SERVING : 8

    YIELD : 8 servings

  • Pour the corn into a saucepan, and boil over high heat until hot. Drain well, and return to the saucepan. Stir in the butter, mayonnaise, and cotija cheese. Season to taste with ground red pepper and lime juice. Spoon into a serving dish, and garnish with a sprig of cilantro to serve.

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Per Serving: 141 calories; protein 3.8g; carbohydrates 20.7g; fat 6.4g; cholesterol 9.5mg; sodium 394.8mg. You can grate Cotija or you can dice it. I prefer the grated because it doesn’t overpower the corn.