Mexican Corn Salad

Mexican Corn Salad

This Healthy Mexican Corn Salad is just 152 calories for 1 cup, and it can be made ahead for meal prepping and party prepping.

This corn side dish also has healthy swap for a creamy corn salad recipe… should you want it creamy (there are two versions to this Mexican street corn salad recipe!)

Mexican Corn Salad

This healthy corn side dish is fresh and delicious and the best summer corn recipe!

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Try this recipe for Mexican corn salad as a “make ahead” BBQ side dish, or add it to your weekly meal prep lunches or atop salads. It’s so yummy you’ll want to eat leftovers (if you even have any) cold right out of the fridge.

This Healthy Mexican Corn Salad is just 152 calories for 1 cup…

Mexican Corn Salad

This article will supply you with everything you’ll need to make a corn salad Mexican recipe.

From a shopping list, to a printable guide. You’ll find ingredient swaps and modifications to make this Mexican corn salad recipe 5 different ways, and more in the sections below.

Mexican Corn Salad

To make this healthy corn salad easy, we’ve supplied you with the following sections.

Read through them for helpful resources, or skip ahead to the recipe card.

What You’ll Find in this Article:

Helpful Tip for Shopping: Take a screenshot of the shopping list to your phone. This way you have it at your fingertips the next time you go grocery shopping.

Recipe Card Uses: You can email yourself this recipe card so you can easily search for it (I have a folder in my email just for recipes!) Or print it so you have it handy, and can make notes. You can even pin these corn side dishes to Pinterest so it is safely stored for you.

Up next, a shopping list and modifications for these healthy side dishes with corn…

Grilled Corn Salad Ingredients

This fresh corn salad can be made many different ways… before we share the shopping list, check out these modifications to change the ingredients.

More Ways to Make Summer Corn Salad Recipes:

  1. Take out the spice – skip the jalapeño and use bell pepper instead
  2. Make it vegan – swap the cheese of your favorite crumbly vegan cheese or nutritional yeast
  3. Creamy corn salad – add in the Greek Yogurt (or vegan cashew yogurt) for a creamy corn salad
  4. Frozen corn – frozen will work, just be sure to thaw first (and look for the grilled frozen corn!)
  5. Skip cotija cheese – feta will work if you can’t find or don’t like this Mexican cheese

Shopping List for Roasted Corn Salad:

Special Tip: You can find all the measurements in the recipe card below. There you can choose how many servings of low calorie corn side dish recipe you want to make. It will do all the measurement math for you! All of the ingredients for this corn salad summer recipe can be doubled or tripled with the click of a button.

Up next, how to make easy corn side dishes Mexican street style…

How to Make Corn Salad Recipes

This easy corn salad recipe Mexican dish is easy and delicious. And a wonderful way to use up leftover corn on the cob!

The next time you grill corn, make a few extra ears and place in the fridge. Then you’ll have them ready to make this yummy corn salad recipe the next day!

Follow these directions to make roasted corn for salad… Low Calorie Grilled Corn on the Cob Recipe

Mexican Corn Salad

How to Make Corn Salad Summer Recipes:

  1. In a medium bowl zest the lime, then juice the lime. Add in the taco seasoning and cilantro (and yogurt if making a creamy corn salad) and let marinate while you put the corn salad together.
  2. To a large bowl combine the grilled corn (removed from the cob of course), the red onion, jalapeño, and cheese.
  3. Pour the corn salad dressing over the top and mix well.
  4. Serve warm or cover and chill in the fridge for 3-4 hours.

Special Tip: You can find these directions, along with measurements, nutrition and more in the sharable recipe card in the next section!

Up next, a sharable recipe card for the best side corn dishes…

Low Calorie Mexican Corn Salad Recipe

This homemade corn salad recipe is easy and delicious… and thanks to the Ingredient Section (above) you can make it 5 different ways!

You can have 1 cup of this low calorie corn salad for just 152 calories! That’s a big serving!!

Tips for Leftover Corn Salad:

Mexican Corn Salad

Healthy Mexican Corn Salad (JUST 152 CALORIES)

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This healthy corn side dish is just 152 calories per cup, and does not contain all the heavy mayonnaise a traditional Mexican corn salad will have.
If you do prefer the creamy version though, we have a great option supplied to you below… and it adds just 6 calories per serving.
Special Tip: We wanted to make a mayo free corn salad, and this healthy corn salad is so fresh and perfect as is. If you prefer a creamy version, add in the greek yogurt! It's a great mayo swap and actually boosts metabolism too!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 servings
Calories 152 kcal

Equipment

  • Citrus zester

Ingredients
  

Skinny Mexican Corn Dressing:

Corn Salad:

Instructions
 

  • In a medium bowl zest the lime, then juice the lime. Add in the taco seasoning and cilantro (and yogurt if making a creamy corn salad) and let marinate while you put the corn salad together.
  • To a large bowl combine the grilled corn (removed from the cob of course), the red onion, jalapeño, and cheese.
  • Pour the corn salad dressing over the top and mix well.
  • Serve warm or cover and chill in the fridge for 3-4 hours.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cupCalories: 152kcalCarbohydrates: 32.8gProtein: 5.8gFat: 2.4gSaturated Fat: 0.6gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 103mgPotassium: 466mgFiber: 5.1gSugar: 6.1gCalcium: 22mgIron: 4mg
Keyword corn, Salad
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Nutrition and Calories in Corn Salad Mexican Style

A note on carbs in corn salads… You can’t avoid them, corn has carbs. But please do note the ingredients above.

All the carbs come from vegetables, and here at Lose Weight By Eating our goal is to make healthier versions of your favorite dishes. Not to mold to specific diets that happen to be in fashion right now…

And with that said, this recipe perfectly fits into the super easy (and always free) Lose Weight By Eating Weight Loss Plan! Which has helped thousands of people lose weight, while eating the foods they love (including carbs!)

FAQ – Corn Salad Q&A

What is Mexican street corn made of?

Mexican street corn usually has butter, corn, mayonnaise, cheese, and spices. This Low Calorie Mexican Street Corn Salad is just 152 calories and skips the heavy mayo and butter (but not the cheese!)

Is corn salad good for health?

Corn salad is a great healthy side dish to enjoy in the summer. If you’re looking for a healthy corn salad, this mayo free Mexican Corn Salad is just 152 calories and packed with healthy ingredients!

What is corn salad made of?

Corn salads can be made with many different vegetables and dressings. The most common (Mexican Corn Salad) usually has butter, corn, mayonnaise, cheese, and spices. Try this Healthy Version instead for a Healthy Fresh Corn Salad!

What is cotija cheese similar to?

Cotija cheese is a salty crumbly cheese popular in Mexican recipes. It is similar to feta cheese, or any crumbly salty cheese. Crumbly vegan cheese is an option for those looking for a dairy free option.

Why is corn salad healthy?

This Low Calorie Corn Salad Recipe is healthy thanks to all the metabolism boosting ingredients like jalapeños, lime juice, and onions. Skip the mayo and the butter and try a healthy summer corn recipe this year!

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