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Mexican Street Corn Salad (Esquites)

This Mexican Street Corn Salad also called Esquites, is one of my favorite summer side dishes! Simple, fresh ingredients create a very tasty dish for your Cinco de Mayo celebrations but also summer picnics and BBQs!

Course Salad
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword esquites, Mexican corn salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 5 servings
Calories 243 kcal
Author Anna


  • 3 cups fresh corn kernels about 4 cobs of corn
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 4 tablespoons sour cream
  • ½ cup cotija cheese
  • 2 green onions sliced
  • ½ cup cilantro chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper chopped, seeds removed
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 lime zested and juiced


  1. Cut corn off the cobs. Place cob vertically in a bowl, then slice kernels off starting at the top of the cob, moving down, letting the kernels fall into the bowl.
  2. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat.
  3. Add corn and stirring often, saute until golden brown.
  4. Turn off heat. Add salt and pepper.
  5. Add cheese, lime zest, jalapeno, green onions and cilantro. Stir in.
  6. Add mayo and sour cream and stir in.
  7. Drizzle lime juice over the salad.
  8. Serve.

Recipe Notes

  • Please note, that the nutrition value can vary depending on what product you use. The information below is an estimate. Always use calorie counter you are familiar with.
  • Since this salad contains dairy, it is best to store it covered, in the fridge. It should be good for up to 3 days.
Nutrition Facts
Mexican Street Corn Salad (Esquites)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 243 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 34mg11%
Sodium 477mg21%
Potassium 321mg9%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 635IU13%
Vitamin C 15mg18%
Calcium 99mg10%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.