Best Mexican Street Corn Salad

by | Mar 25, 2023 | Snacks | 0 comments

I love to experiment with new flavors and ingredients in the kitchen, so when Cinco de Mayo came around, I was excited for the opportunity to mix up dinner with a Best Mexican Street Corn Salad. I was inspired by the delicious flavors of Mexican street corn – a combination of sweet corn, tart lime, and smoky chili powder. I added some protein to the salad with black beans, and to add a bit of crunch I topped it off with a delicious mix of crunchy tortilla chips, creamy Cotija cheese and fresh cilantro.

I love to make this salad for my family because it’s easy to prepare, and it’s the perfect way to bring the flavors of Mexico to our dinner table. I love to serve it with warm tortillas and a side of homemade guacamole. My family loves it so much they ask for it all the time!


  • Make the salad ahead of time and let it sit in the fridge for a few hours before serving. This will allow the flavors to meld together.
  • For a spicier salad, add some extra jalapeños or a pinch of cayenne pepper.
  • For a vegan version, omit the Cotija cheese and use vegan tortilla chips.
  • For a gluten-free version, use gluten-free tortilla chips.

A bowl of Mexican Street Corn Salad with ingredients in the background.

Best Mexican Street Corn Salad

Mix up dinner with this delicious & #healthy Best Mexican Street Corn Salad! #glutenfree #vegan #salad
Total Time 1 hr
Course Snack
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 8


  • Large bowl, medium bowl, whisk, measuring cups and spoons


  • 2 cans corn, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 0.5 cup diced red onion
  • 1 jalapeño, diced
  • 0.5 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • null Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup tortilla chips, crumbled
  • 1 cup Cotija cheese, crumbled


  • In a large bowl, combine the corn, black beans, red onion, jalapeño, cilantro, lime juice, chili powder, salt and pepper.
  • Toss to combine.
  • Add the crumbled tortilla chips and Cotija cheese and toss gently.
  • Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.


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