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Monday, May 30, 2016

Mexican Street Corn Salad #SecretRecipeClub

If you've ever had the pleasure of eating an elote, a popular street food from Mexico of roasted corn on the cob, slathered with creamy, cheesy, lime-scented sauce, then you are going to love this Mexican Street Corn Salad.


Today we're having a special edition of the Secret Recipe Club, and serving up a Picnic/BBQ themed reveal. My fellow members and I have been whipping up recipes we found on the blog we were secretly assigned to and stalked browsed for the past month, and today is the day we get to share them with you.


I was assigned to Sew You Think You Can Cook, a blog ran by Lauren, a woman who resides in California with her husband and two sons. Her hobbies include cooking, quilting, cross stitch, and blogging, and she dreams of one day of becoming a caterer. Where does she find the time?!


I was on the search for recipes that would be a hit at a picnic or BBQ, and knew what I was going to chose as soon as I seen it in her recipe index, Mexican Street Corn Salad. I've been wanting to make this yummy dish for quite awhile, but never got around to it for some reason. Now was my chance. Lauren's blog is full of other tasty treats as well, but that salad kept calling my name. I was also tempted by several other treats such as her Pineapple and Bacon Burgers with Candied Jalapenos, Cherry Chipotle Baked Beans, and S’mores Cheesecake.

It isn't to difficult to prepare the recipe, and I could kick myself for waiting so long to finally make it. Fresh or frozen corn is blended with Greek yogurt, lime juice, cilantro, sweet onion, cheese, and spices, then neatly served on a plate, for an amazing rendition of elotes, without all the mess. I adapted the recipe a little to my families diet, by substituting Greek yogurt for the mayo due to an egg allergy, plus adjusted the spices a bit to use what we had on hand, and to suit our taste. It turned out to be amazing, and will be making a regular appearance at our BBQ's throughout the summer.

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This will be a huge hit at your BBQ party's and potluck gatherings, and is the perfect recipe for all that fresh summer corn!

Mexican Street Corn Salad


Ingredients

1 - 16 ounce bag frozen corn, thawed (If you have it use fresh corn, about 6 ears)
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
1 lime, juiced
1/3 cup cilantro, chopped
Pinch each of garlic powder, cumin, and chili powder
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
2 tablespoons sweet onion, chopped
2 - 3 teaspoons diced jalapenos (optional)
4 ounces Cotija or feta cheese, crumbled

Directions

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add corn and cook until it begins to char, stirring occasionally. (About 5 minutes)
In a large bowl whisk together the yogurt, lime juice, cilantro, garlic powder, cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper.
Stir in the corn, onion, and jalapeno if using, then gently fold in the feta cheese.




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11 comments:

  1. I made a corn recipe too - it's such a good veggie for the summer! I grew up eating sweet corn all summer long, so I feel like every grill out, picnic, potluck in the summer needs corn!! I like that you subbed in Greek yogurt for mayo because even though no one has an egg allergy, my husband hates mayo, so I find myself subbing in Greek yogurt in a lot of recipes.

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  2. I know I would love this salad. What a great side dish for grilled meat.

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  3. I love a corn dip, so a corn salad sounds just lovely. What a great side for Mexican night!

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  4. Yum! this would be great on top of a taco :)

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  5. I love elotes and corn salads - yum!

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  6. Such a delicious summer salad! Cotija cheese is a favorite of mine.

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  7. Mexican street corn is easily my favorite thing. I love the idea of doing it as a salad, especially when one lives in small apartments and doesn't have access to a grill. Wonderful SRC post!

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  8. I've been wanting to try Mexican street corn but it looks a little messy. I love that you turned it into a salad!

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  9. PERFECT addition to a BBQ! Great choice!

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  10. Yum! I could eat a whole bowl of this.

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