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Esquites (Mexican Street Corn Salad)
Elote might just be our favorite side of summer: charred corn on the cob slathered in mayo, rolled in cojita, sprinkled with chili powder and spritzed with lime. This is that, but in a salad form that won’t end up all over your face, fingers, and shirt.
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Esquites (Mexican Street Corn Salad)
Prep Time30 Minutes
Servings4
Cook Time30 Minutes
Ingredients
2 tablespoons canola oil
4 ears, shucked (about 3 cups fresh kernels)
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
3 tablespoons crumbled Cotija cheese
Directions
  1. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add corn; cook 5 to 7 minutes or until tender and charred, stirring occasionally. Add cumin and chili powder; cook 2 minutes more or until fragrant.
  2. Remove skillet from heat; stir in mayonnaise, cilantro and lime juice. Sprinkle with cheese. Taste and adjust seasonings if needed. Serve immediately.
  3. Tip: Use a Bundt pan to steady ears of corn and catch kernels while cutting.
30 minutes
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
4
Servings

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Makes 4 servings
2 tablespoons canola oil
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4 ears, shucked (about 3 cups fresh kernels)
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Fresh Corn, 1 Each
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1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
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Essential Everyday Cumin, Ground, 2 Ounce
$2.99$1.50/oz
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
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Essential Everyday Chili Powder, 2.5 Ounce
$1.99$0.80/oz
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
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Hellmanns Mayonnaise, 30 Ounce
$5.49 was $6.69$0.18/oz
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
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Fresh Cilantro Herbs, 1 Each
$1.29
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
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Produce Lime, 1 Each
$0.79
3 tablespoons crumbled Cotija cheese
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El Viajero Queso Cotija, 8 Ounce
$4.49$0.56/oz

Directions

  1. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add corn; cook 5 to 7 minutes or until tender and charred, stirring occasionally. Add cumin and chili powder; cook 2 minutes more or until fragrant.
  2. Remove skillet from heat; stir in mayonnaise, cilantro and lime juice. Sprinkle with cheese. Taste and adjust seasonings if needed. Serve immediately.
  3. Tip: Use a Bundt pan to steady ears of corn and catch kernels while cutting.