Mexican Corn Salad

Embrace the vibrant flavors of Mexican cuisine with this irresistible Mexican Corn Salad. A great vegetarian recipe always hits the spot.

The combination of grilled corn, creamy dressing and aromatic rice creates a medley of taste sensations that will transport you straight to the streets of Mexico.

Whether you’re looking for a delicious meatless meal or a side dish to impress everyone at your next barbecue, this salad is a true crowd-pleaser.

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Grilled corn takes center stage, bringing a smoky and sweet essence to the dish.

Tossed with a creamy blend of sour cream and mayonnaise, along with the tangy notes of feta cheese and a sprinkle of chili powder, each bite is bursting with tantalizing flavors.

How to Pick the Best Corn

When selecting fresh corn at the grocery store, keep these tips in mind to choose the best ears.

Look for green husks. They should be bright green, tightly wrapped and free from any signs of wilting or browning. Fresh husks indicate that the corn is recently harvested.

Gently press your fingertips against the husk to feel the kernels. They should feel plump and firm, indicating that the corn is ripe and juicy. Avoid ears that have large gaps or irregularly spaced kernels.

Also, the tassel, or the tip of the corn ear, should be slightly sticky to the touch. This stickiness indicates freshness. Avoid corn with a dry or dark-colored tassel, as it could be an indication of older or less fresh corn.

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By using these guidelines, you can select fresh and flavorful corn for your meals.

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Remember that the sweetness of corn starts to deteriorate shortly after harvest, so it’s best to consume it as soon as possible for the tastiest results.

What’s Jasmine Rice?

What sets this salad apart is the addition of jasmine rice, which adds a soft and fluffy texture and lends a uniquely delicious flavor to the mix.

Jasmine rice is a type of long-grain rice known for its fragrant aroma and delicate flavor. It is primarily grown in Southeast Asia.

The distinct characteristic of jasmine rice is its enticing floral aroma, reminiscent of jasmine flowers, which is released during the cooking process.

The grains of jasmine rice are long, slende, and slightly sticky when cooked, offering a soft and tender texture.With a subtle nutty taste, jasmine rice serves as a versatile staple in many cuisines, particularly in Asian dishes.

If you haven’t had jasmine rice before, I have to say it’s my teen boys’ favorite type of rice. They eat it with everything! From tequila-lime shrimp to baked chicken mozzarella.

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Whether paired with curries, stir-fries or enjoyed on its own, jasmine rice adds a delightful aroma and gentle flavor to a variety of culinary creations.

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Jasmin rice’s popularity stems from its aromatic qualities, making it a favored choice for those seeking an aromatic and flavorful rice option.

A special thanks to SuccessRice.com for this delicious summer recipe.

What to Serve with Mexican Grilled Corn Salad

If you’re serving this as a side dish, this Mexican grilled corn salad would pair well with grilled meats like chicken, steak or shrimp. The juicy and flavorful grilled meats complement the bold flavors of the salad and add a satisfying protein element to the meal.

Or pair the corn salad on rice with a side of grilled vegetables like zucchini, bell peppers or mushrooms. The charred and smoky flavors of the grilled veggies complement the grilled corn and add a delicious variety of textures and flavors to the meal.

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Mexican Corn Salad

Mexican Corn Salad

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Embrace the vibrant flavors of Mexican cuisine with this irresistible Mexican Corn Salad. The combination of grilled corn, creamy dressing and aromatic rice creates a medley of taste sensations that will transport you straight to the streets of Mexico.

Ingredients

  • 1 bag Success Jasmine Rice
  • 3 ears corn
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/3 cup finely crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced

Instructions

    1. Prepare rice according to package directions. Set aside and allow to cool completely.
    2. Preheat grill to medium-high; grease grates well. Grill corn 10-12 minutes, or until well-marked and tender. Allow to cool slightly. Slice corn kernels from cobs and reserve.
    3. In medium bowl, stir lime juice, mayonnaise, sour cream, garlic, chili powder, lime zest, salt, pepper and cumin. Add rice, corn, feta and green onions. Toss well.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 252Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 662mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 3gSugar: 5gProtein: 6g

Nutrient values are only estimates provided by online calculators. Various factors can change the nutritional information in any given recipe.

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