During the summer, corn on the cob is at its finest. And, corn is so inexpensive, it a crime not to make salads with corn. When corn is cooked 5 for $1.00, I get corn creative. Even though I often make Mexican Street Corn, I had too many guests to grill individual corn on the cob for everyone. so I made Mexican corn salad. Creamy, and slightly spicy, Mexican corn salad is a fabulous way to delicious grilled corn to a crowd.
In order to grill the corn for Mexican corn salad, I first marinated the corn. Without a doubt, marinated corn on the cob with simple ingredients infuses the corn and when cooked, absorbs the flavors of the marinade.
Marinating the corn on the cob with lime juice, garlic, hot sauce, and cilantro in a plastic bag is the first trick. Once I bring my corn home from the market, I immediately remove the husks and clean off the silt. Then, I place the ears of corn in a large Ziplock bag and add:
- Lime juice
- Fresh cilantro
- A few dashes of hot sauce (I use Cholula)
- Garlic cloves
Even though I suggest marinating the corn overnight, a few hours will suffice.
HOW TO GRILL CORN FOR MEXICAN CORN SALAD RECIPE
Once the corn is marinated, prepare the grill by preheating it to 500 degrees. Although most recipes for grilled corn suggest leaving on the husks, you have marinated the corn, which prevents it from drying out. On the other hand, taking the husks off, also give the ears of corn beautiful charred grill marks.
Place the corn on a hot grill, because you don’t want the grill to heat up while the corn is on the grill. If you don’t have a temperature gauge, a quick tip is to wait about 10 minutes to preheat the grill.
Then, cover the grill, turning the corn occasionally, about 15 minutes, rotating to make sure all sides of the corn are grilled.
CUT THE CORN FROM THE CORN ON THE COB WHEN COOL ENOUGH
WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE IN MEXICAN CORN SALAD RECIPE?
- Grilled Corn on the cob
- Red onion
- Red bell pepper
- Vegan Sour Cream
- Vegan Parmesan Cheese
LOOKING FOR WAYS TO INCLUDE CORN IN YOUR SUMMER MENU?
- Charred Corn Salad
- Corn Fritters
- Vegan Oil-Free Cornbread Recipe
- Mexican Street Corn Vegan!
- Crockpot Spicy Coconut Potato and Corn Soup
- Roasted Corn and Potato Chowder
- Mini Jalapeno Cornbread Muffins
- Salad with Grilled Peaches