This Fritos Corn Salad is a delicious, crunchy, and quick-to-make alternative to your standard salads. Plus, it’s filled with Mexican flavor!
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Summer is the best time to serve up salads, whether it’s at a picnic, a barbecue, or a baseball game! This corn salad is the perfect summer side dish!
Something about summer gets me excited about salads in a way no other season does! I don’t know what it is. Maybe it’s the sunshine, and the warm weather always makes me want to crunch into a lovely side dish filled with veggies and other goodies.
But I know salads can be boring and downright icky to others. (Especially kids!!) That’s why fun recipes like this Fritos Corn Salad are really useful to know.
Imagine a taco salad without the meat, and you have this delicious Fritos Corn Salad, filled with cheese, peppers, corn, and lots of Mexican flavors! It’s also a great alternative when you’re tired of the same-old-same-old summer salads.
Sure, this summer side dish is different, but it’s going to be a winner at your next picnic, I guarantee it!! I hope you love it as much as I do!
Corn Salad Mexican: Ingredients & Equipment
To make this Fritos Salad, you’ll need …
- whole kernel corn – you can use the canned stuff. Just be sure to drain it!!
- green and red bell peppers, red onions – chopped. These provide crunchy flavor to your salad! If you’re not a fan of one kind of pepper or the other, you can just use all-green or all-red.
- mayonnaise – this forms the “dressing” for your Fritos Corn Salad. It helps hold everything together!
- Mexican/Fiesta blend cheese – the perfect topping for a perfect Fritos salad. You can also use cheddar cheese … or any cheese you like! Make this salad your own.
- taco seasoning mix, lime juice, pepper – for that Mexican zing! Make sure the lime juice is fresh.
- Fritos chips – lightly crushed. I prefer to use the “chili cheese” flavor; honestly, I think it tastes the best in this recipe! Of course, you can experiment with whatever flavor you like or just use the “regular” flavor.
- large bowl – to mix all your ingredients. That’s it! This is one of those easy recipes we all love! 😉
Corn Salad Recipes: FAQs
It should make enough for 8-12 servings, depending on portion size! Everyone can have a bite!
It only takes 10 minutes to prep the ingredients. You’ll want it to chill in the fridge for about 2 hours before serving, though!
I highly recommend it! You can use bottled lime juice but you’ll taste the difference, trust me!!
Yes, and yes! (Be sure to thaw that frozen corn first, of course.) I just use canned corn because it tends to be the fastest and most convenient for me.
Hot sauce/sriracha both taste ah-may-zing in this recipe, y’all!! Experiment for sure!
I highly recommend serving it the day you make it! If you have to make it ahead, you can store the salad in the fridge without the chips for 2ish-3ish days. Don’t add the chips until you’re ready to eat the salad, or else the chips will get all gross and soggy from the mayo … ick!!
It’ll be good for about a week in an airtight container if you keep it in the fridge … but the Fritos will get soggy. It’s still perfectly edible, but if you have a texture issue, this may not be your chosen leftover meal!
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- 2 cans (15 oz. each) whole kernel corn, drained
- 1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
- 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
- 1/2 small red onion, chopped (about 1/3-cup)
- 2 cups shredded Mexican or Fiesta blend cheese
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon taco seasoning mix
- 2 teaspoon fresh lime juice
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 bag (9.25 oz.) Chili Cheese Fritos corn chips, lightly crushed
- In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients except for the corn chips.
- Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve, at least two hours.
- Just before serving, stir in the crushed corn chips.
- You can use all green or red bell pepper if you prefer.
- Regular Fritos corn chips work just as well.
- Cheddar cheese works in place of Mexican or Fiesta cheese.
- Fresh lime juice is best. However, bottled lime juice can be used in a pinch.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 252Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 329mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 6g
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