Esquites: Mexican Street Corn Salad
May 15, 2023
If you’re not familiar with this delicious dish, esquites is a popular Mexican snack commonly sold by street vendors. Consisting of freshly cooked corn kernels tossed with queso fresco or cotija cheese, mayo, lime, and chili powder, it’s a close cousin to elote but is served in a cup or dish rather than on the cob.
Our take on this Mexican staple starts with creamy Primal Kitchen Mayo for a no-regrets snack that satisfies. Made with good fats from avocado oil and no sugar or dairy, this classic spread is the perfect savory base for salty cotija and fragrant herbs. Our version also incorporates green onion and a little fresh jalapeño that gives the dish an extra kick. Served warm, it’s the ultimate comfort food for picnics, BBQs, and Cinco de Mayo celebrations.
Mexican Street Corn Salad (Esquites)
Made with our creamy, no-dairy Primal Kitchen Mayo, our twist on a popular Mexican street food is jazzed up with diced jalapeño and cilantro. Serve it warm in a cup for a traditional treat, or let it cool and dish it up on summer picnic plates.
Drizzle avocado oil in a pan (preferably cast iron) on medium-high heat.
- Add corn and stir frequently until corn starts to blacken.
- Put corn in a bowl and add remaining ingredients.
- Combine thoroughly until corn is evenly coated. Garnish with a lime wedge, if desired. Serve and enjoy.
Nutrition information was calculated using Cronometer.
- Serving Size
- 1 serving
- per serving
- 18.3 grams
- 17.9 grams
- 5.2 grams
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