GUYS. We're back. It's been awhile. I know, I know. Sorry about that. Hopefully you missed us as much as we missed you. We have lots of cool homey and hungry posts to catch up on...including this one. If you love corn (or even remotely like it) this recipe is for you and my veggie loving friend Caitlin. I cheated and used canned sweet corn (whatever, it's fine) and it came out super awesome and took me a total of 10 minutes to throw together. BOOM. Back at it.
We were invited to an Easter lunch on Sunday and after cooking all of my usual Easter staples on Saturday, I wanted to make something a little different to bring. Enter: cool, crunchy, creamy, spicy, and refreshing Mexican Corn Salad. Perfect as a spring or summer side dish, if I don't say so myself.
It's super easy to make. Diced red onions, green onions, jalapenos, canned sweet corn (or fresh if you are impressive and have time like that), feta, and finished with a light, bright creamy lime dressing. It's more authentic to use cotija cheese, but I thought feta was a little lighter and a little tangier. I'm also obsessed with feta right now. So there's that.
After tossing all of the ingredients together, let it chill in the fridge for about two hours. The flavors all come together and create this spicy and sweet awesomeness. Damn. I wish we had leftovers.
Here's the recipe!
5 Cans Whole Kernel Sweet Corn (15 oz Cans), drained well
1/2 to 1 Jalapeno, seeds removed and diced
1/4 Cup of Red Onion, diced
1/4 Cup of Green Onions, diced
1/3 Cup of Crumbled Feta
1/2 Cup of Mayonnaise
1/2 Cup of Sour Cream
Juice from 1 Lime
1/4 Tsp Kosher Salt*
Mix together the mayonnaise, sour cream, and lime juice and then incorporate to the rest of the ingredients. Let chill in the fridge for two hours before serving. The dressing sets at the bottom, so toss again before serving and serve cold.
*I went really easy on the salt since it was going to be served with salty Easter ham. Season to your tastes.