Mexican Corn Salad
This Mexican corn salad is inspired by the popular Mexican street snack, Esquites. Vegetarian-friendly and vegan-adaptable, this fresh summer salad is crunchy, delicious and smoky with char from the corn. Let’s get cooking!
This salad is, simply put, summer on a plate! Charry, buttery, garlicky corn kernels form the base of this Mexican-inspired salad. So simple, fresh and delicious, this salad is the perfect accompaniment to anything Mexican. Balanced, tangy and crunchy, it’s safe to say I’m in love!
If super-fast, no-stress and delicious are your criteria for the perfect side, main or delicious chunky dip, this is the salad for you! It comes together in under 25 minutes, requires 10 simple ingredients, and can easily be adapted as a vegan dish! The zucchini also needs only minimal cooking, adding wonderful freshness and crunch.
Essential ingredients for a Mexican corn salad
While not strictly a Mexican dish, this dish draws inspiration from existing Mexican dishes and flavours. It relies on simple grocery store staples to build these flavours – so if you don’t live in an area with any Mexican food available, fear not! You can buy these ingredients anywhere. To make this dish, you will need:
- Spring onions
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can I make the salad using frozen corn?
Ideally, fresh is best when making this dish as it browns the best; however, you can make this dish using frozen corn. Use as you would fresh, and follow the recipe below.
Can I make this vegan?
Absolutely! Just use vegan cheese, vegan mayonnaise and coconut yoghurt in your salad.