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bowl of Mexican Corn Salad with lime and cilantro

Mexican Corn Salad

  • Author: Deborah Harroun
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: Mexican


Take advantage of sweet summer corn with this Mexican Corn Salad – filled with Mexican cheese, lime, cilantro, and a zing of spiciness.




  1. Preheat a grill to medium.
  2. Soak the corn in a bowl of water with 1 tablespoon of salt for 10 minutes. Remove from the water and pat dry. Cut off the top 1/2 inch of the cob and any outer husks that may be coming off.
  3. Place the corn on the grill and cover. Cook until the kernels are tender, 15-20 minutes, turning the corn every 5 minutes. Remove from the grill and allow to cool enough to handle.
  4. Cut the kernels of corn off of the cob. Place in a bowl. Season with the Creole seasoning and salt. Taste, and add more seasoning, if desired.
  5. Stir in the cheese and lime juice, then stir in the cilantro. Serve warm or cold.