Esquites Mexican Street Corn Salad
Esquites Mexican Street Corn Salad is one of the most popular Mexican street snacks. If you have tried Mexican street corn on the cob, then you will love this deconstructed version. Fresh corn is cooked with onion, serrano pepper and spices then topped with a chili lime mayonnaise and cotija cheese.
Esquites (toasted corn) also known as vasito de elotes (corn in a cup) is street food that can be found on market stalls and shops in Mexico comes served in a cup.
Cinco de Mayo is just over a week away, this Mexican food and drink holiday is very popular in the Southwestern states. If you’re looking for more Cinco de Mayo recipes for a party or get together, I have more than 25 for you to choose Cinco de Mayo Recipes.
There are layers of flavor going on as you eat this salad. From the first bite, you get the immediate sweetness of the corn mixed with the creaminess of the chili lime mayonnaise. From there the flavors of the spices build with a little progression of the (not too much) heat from the serrano. The heat from the serrano doesn’t overwhelm your palette because it’s tempered by the mayonnaise and the cheese.
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5 Comments on “Esquites Mexican Street Corn Salad”
What a great recipe just in time for Cinco De Mayo! Perfect side dish for burritos or tacos.
Pass me a spoon (or better yet a chip)! I know this is a salad but I would love to eat this as a salsa too! This looks sooo good!
Mexican street corn is my favorite! This looks wonderful!
I’m always fascinated by the street food from different cultures & how corn has a tendency to be a favorite in many cultures. In Kenya, they typically would eat it directly off the stalk, but I much prefer this cup version as it is so much neater.
The chili lime mayonaise sounds delicious. They is a great recipe to have on hand for summer with all the fresh corn.