Yes! You can either use frozen corn on the cob or frozen corn kernels.
Frozen Corn on the Cob: Let the corn thaw before grilling to reduce the cooking time.
Frozen Corn Kernels: If you use frozen corn kernels you will need to let them thaw completely before using. You can either use the corn kernels as is or sauté them on high in a cast iron skillet for 1-2 minutes to char them a bit before using them in the salad. You will need roughly four and a half cups of frozen corn for this recipe. If you have any leftover corn then make this Hearty Corn Chowder!
Do I have to use mayonnaise?
If you would like to skip the mayonnaise in this recipe, you can replace it entirely with the same amount of Greek yogurt or sour cream.
What can I substitute for Greek yogurt?
If you would like, you can substitute the Greek yogurt in this dish for sour cream. If you are trying to make a dairy-free version of this dish, you can use your favorite dairy-free, plain, Greek yogurt substitute or replace the Greek yogurt with the same amount of more mayonnaise.
I cannot find Cotija cheese; what can I use instead?
If you cannot find Cotija cheese at your local grocery store, you can substitute it for feta cheese for a similar result.
Can I prep this salad in advance?
Yes! You can grill the corn and make the dressing in advance and then assemble the next day when you are ready to serve.
Tips and Tricks for the Best Results
Does your red onion have too much “bite”? If your red onion is tasting or smelling a little strong you can dice it and then let it soak for a bit in a bowl of cool water. When you are ready to use the red onion, drain the water, and then add to the salad.
Be sure to finely mince the garlic before adding it to the dressing to ensure that no one bites into a huge hunk of garlic.
Add a little more heat with the addition of chopped fresh jalapeño if you like!
I hope you give this MexicanStreet Corn Salad a try! It’s so easy to make and has the best flavor.
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