Today is the first day of #HotSummerEats, a blogging event headed up by Camilla of Culinary Adventures with Camilla. To kick off the week I went in a Mexican direction – it is Mexican Monday after all!
My favorite thing about summer produce is the fresh corn on the cob. I pretty much only make it one way but have always been intrigued by the Mexican Corn on the Cob you see from street vendors. But I imagine it to be super messy. Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of plays on this favorite snack by taking the corn off the cob and turning it into a side dish. I jumped on the bandwagon and I’m so glad I did! We loved this corn salad and used in on tostadas and in tacos.
To add a little punch of flavor to the salad I used the spice blend Island Thyme from Caribeque. To say we like this blend would be a big understatement. Twice now I have sprinkled it on pork chops for a quick weeknight dinner, even serving it to guests who enjoyed it as much as we did. I’ve even used it compensate for taco seasoning when I’d used up the last of my supply and needed a couple tablespoons more. My little man liked the corn salad (he picked out the corn and wouldn’t touch the Feta) and he’s gobbled up the pork seasoned with Island Thyme, too!
Mexican Corn Salad
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 bag (10 oz) frozen corn, thawed
- 2 tbsp mayonnaise
- 3 tbsp Gourmet Garden cilantro paste
- 1 tsp Gourmet Garden garlic paste
- juice 1/2 lime
- 1 tsp Caribeque Island Thyme
- 1 tbsp diced sweet onion
- 2-3 tsp diced jalapenos depending on your preference
- 3 tbsp crumbled Feta cheese (use Cotija if you can find it)
- Heat olive oil in a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add the thawed corn and allow corn to char about 5 minutes – don’t stir too often but don’t let the corn burn.
- In a bowl whisk together the mayo, cilantro paste, garlic paste, lime juice, and Island Thyme seasoning.
- Add the corn, onion, and jalapeno. Mix until combined. Gently fold in the Feta.
*This recipe is modified from Danielle at http://www.mostlyfoodandcrafts.com/2015/05/mexican-street-corn-salad.html* (Wow, I just realized Danielle is one of the #HotSummerEats bloggers! Too funny.)
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Thank you to #HotSummerEats sponsors BenBella Vegan, Caribeque, Casabella, Gourmet Garden, Intensity Academy, Not Ketchup, Out of the Weeds, Pirate Jonny’s, Quirk Books, Spicely Organics, T.Lish , and Voodoo Chef for providing the prizes free of charge. These companies also provided the bloggers with samples and product to use for#HotSummerEats without additional compensation. All opinions are my own.
22 thoughts on “#HotSummerEats: Mexican Corn Salad”
Yumm! Great way to start the week – this looks delicious! I have never made a corn salad at home, and really need to give one a shot. I know I would love it – it is possible even my 20 month old who has turned into super picky eater would to (fingers crossed).
I hear at 2 years is when the pickiness stage happens. Good luck! It’s super flavorful.
I just made a mexican corn salad this weekend – next time I will try adding these awesome flavors to it.
Haha, this was your recipe, Danielle – just mixed up with our sponsored products.
This corn salad looks awesome!!
i love corn salad! genius idea to use all these extra seasonings to flavor it up 🙂
Yum! corn salads are delicious! This one looks amazing
Thanks, we loved it.
I had planned to make a corn salad for the event, too. Yummy!
🙂 Can’t think summer without corn!
Love salads in the summer and this one looks great. Love the cheese crumbles on top.
Oh wow that looks delicious! I have been wanting to make a corn casserole of sorts soon from fresh ears of corn. Maybe this will be it! I might even grill it up first 😉
Grilling fresh corn would be so much better than sauteeing frozen corn. 🙂 can’t wait for corn season!!
What an awesome twist on a corn salad- must try!
This sounds delicious! Evan loves corn, so this may be a hit with him too.
It has tons of flavor. Wesley liked it!
I’ve been trying to decide where I want to use the Island Thyme seasoning, it sounds like a great addition to recipes. I love all the flavors in your recipe, definitely a fun salad for Summer BBQ’s! Yum, Hugs, Terra
It’s fantastic. We love it on everything.