Mexican Street Corn Salad • Hip Foodie Mom

Mexican Street Corn Salad. Esquites inspired recipe! Not authentic! Grilled corn, everything but the elote seasoning, cilantro, jalapeño peppers and more! You’ve got to try this recipe!

“Smoky, sweet, spicy, and tangy, esquites are the off-the-cob version of elotes—grilled on-the-cob Mexican street corn slathered with creamy, cheesy, lime-scented, chile-flecked sauce.” I gained inspiration from this recipe and this recipe. Read this one from Serious Eats to read all about Esquites.

Mexican Street Corn Salad

Even though September 22nd is the official last day of summer, I always feel like Labor Day is the beginning of our farewell to summer. We did absolutely nothing today and just watched tv and relaxed. Something that we all needed to do today. I did pick up some corn from the grocery store and we grilled. Grilled corn, chicken, zucchini and bread. My absolute favorites to throw on the grill.

If you are on TikTok, or just social media in general, chances are you’ve seen the corn boy. I have no idea how these things happen but someone made this little interview into a song. And it went viral. It’s the cutest thing ever. 

If you find yourself with some corn, grill it and make this recipe! You won’t regret it. 

Mexican Street Corn Salad

Cook time: time to grill the corn

Prep Time10 mins

Cook Time15 mins

Total Time25 mins

Course: Appetizer or Side Dish

Cuisine: Mexican

Keyword: elote, Esquites, Mexican Street Corn, Mexican Street Corn Salad

Servings: 6


  • 5 ears corn grilled and kernels removed
  • 2 to 3 pieces grilled zucchini optional
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup red onion finely diced
  • 1 jalapeño seeded and chopped
  • 3 to 4 dashes Tabasco, Cholula or similar hot sauce
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons Everything But The Elote Seasoning Blend*
  • 2 dashes Tajín seasoning
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons mayonnaise + more if desired
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons 2% plain Greek yogurt + more if desired
  • Cotija or feta cheese finely crumbled
  • juice from 1 lime
  • serve with tortilla chips


  • Using a large mixing bowl, mix together all of the ingredients from the grilled corn to the fresh lime juice. Mix together, taste and adjust any ingredients as needed. If a creamier Mexican Street Corn Salad is desired, add more mayo and yogurt. Serve with tortilla chips and enjoy!


*If you don’t have the Everything But The Elote Seasoning Blend, add cumin, chili powder, and garlic powder to taste.

Recipe adapted from Well Plated’s recipe.

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