Mexican Street Corn Salad with Chipotle Crema

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Mexican Street Corn Salad with Chipotle Crema
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Can I just take a moment to celebrate that June is officially two weeks away? We’ve been firing up our grills more and more, easing into this beloved season that will consist of the back door being left wide open, with the kids running in and out while we prepare the simplest of meals to be enjoyed outside. We've been leaning hard on the help from our friends over at Best Foods and The FeedFeed to spice things up a bit, using their Organic Spicy Chipotle Mayonnaise in just about everything. We appreciate the fact that it’s organic, but even more importantly it is beyond tasty.  While we used the Organic Spicy Chipotle in this recipe, it also comes in Original and Roasted Garlic!


This grilled corn was inspired by one of our most beloved summer treats, Mexican corn on the cob.

Mexican Street Corn Salad with Chipotle Crema

Today we’re showing you one of our favorite summer dishes with spicy kick. This grilled corn was inspired by one of our most beloved summer treats, Mexican corn on the cob. Traditionally, it's smothered with mayo, sprinkled with spices, cheese, cilantro and a squeeze of lime. For our version, we made it into a salad (you know, so we can eat more of it without being embarrassed). I’m sure we have all experienced that feeling of trying to gracefully eat corn on the cob...it's rough. Try adding a topping to it (or four) and well, let’s just call it mission impossible. Thus, we decided to save our dignity and make this oh-so-craveable salad.

Mexican Street Corn Salad with Chipotle Crema

It's grilled, it's sweet, it's spicy, it's absolutely everything you need for the perfect summer side dish (remember, we are trying to stay OUT of our kitchens) and it will have your tastebuds thanking you for being the amazing culinary genius you are. So just do it, okay?! Cool.

Thanks for supporting our partners (Best Foods and FeedFeed) for making this recipe possible.

Mexican Street Corn Salad with Chipotle Crema

Mexican Street Corn Salad with Chipotle Crema

Serves 6

Chipotle Crema

1 cup Best Foods Organic Spicy Chipotle Mayonnaise
1 tbsp fresh lime juice
1 tbsp whole milk

Salad

6 ears corn
1/4 cup radishes, finely diced
1/4 cup green onions roughly chopped, light and dark green parts only
1 tbsp lime juice
1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
1/4 cup cilantro, roughly chopped
1/4 cup cotija cheese, crumbled
1/4 tsp chipotle chili powder (or regular chili powder)

Method

In a small bowl, whisk together Best Foods Organic Spicy Chipotle Mayonnaise, lime juice and milk. Move to refrigerator until ready to use. Can be stored for up to a week. 

Heat a grill on high for 10 min. 

Husk corn, removing silk hairs and husks completely and lay the corn directly on the hot grill. Once the corn begins to char, flip it to the other side. Continue until parts of the corn are charred on all sides. About 10 minutes. Remove from grill and allow to cool. 

While the corn is cooling chop your radishes, onions and cilantro. 

Once the corn has cooled completely, use a sharp knife to remove the kernels from the corn. 

In a medium sized bowl combine the corn with the radishes, green onions lime juice and pepper. Drizzle the chipotle crema over the top and then sprinkle with cotija, cilantro and chili powder.