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Top down shot of a glass bowl of mexican street corn pasta salad with lime wedges on top as well as chopped cilantro.

Mexican Street Corn Pasta Salad

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  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x
  • Category: Pasta
  • Method: Grill + Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Mexican-Inspired

Description

Mexican Street Corn Pasta Salad is a delicious and easy spin on your classic elote salad! Perfect for your next cookout!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1/2 lb radiatori pasta, cooked al dente**
  • 6 ears of grilled corn, kernels cut off*
  • 3/4 cup mayo
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup red onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup cotija cheese, crumbled (more if desired)

Instructions

  1. Pasta: Cook pasta al dente. Rinse with cold water to cool, drain and place in a large bowl. 
  2. Combine: Meanwhile, grill your corn and add corn kernels, mayo, feta, cilantro, lime juice, garlic, chili powder, paprika, salt, pepper, red onion and cotija cheese to the bowl. 
  3. Taste: Stir to combine. Taste and add additional lime juice, salt or other ingredients, per your taste. 
  4. Serve: Serve immediately and garnish with additional fresh cilantro, red onion, cotija cheese and lime wedges. 

Notes

  • *Corn: you can sub for frozen corn (thaw before use) or even canned corn (drained) if you are in a pinch, but for best results use the grilled corn listed above. 
  • **Pasta: feel free to use any small pasta shape you want here.
  • Storage: store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. You may need to add a bit more mayo to help revive it after sitting – the pasta tends to soak up excess moisture so without adding more mayo it may taste dry after sitting. 

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 4 oz
  • Calories: 257
  • Sugar: 5.6 g
  • Sodium: 256.7 mg
  • Fat: 13.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 29.2 g
  • Protein: 6.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 13.8 mg