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.
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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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