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Mexican Street Corn Quinoa Salad
Mexican Street Corn Quinoa Salad
Prep Time
20 mins
Total Time
20 mins
This Mexican Street Corn Quinoa Salad is a zesty, protein packed salad that's perfect for your next summer party!
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 208 kcal
Author: MaryAnn Dwyer
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 cups corn kernels, about 4 ears
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup roasted red peppers, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Cotija cheese, crumbled plus extra for sprinkling on top
  • 1 jalapeno, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 lime
  • 3 Tbsp. good mayonnaise
  • 3 Tbsp. sour cream
  • 1 1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne powder
  1. Add olive oil and butter to a large skillet over medium heat. Add the corn and cook until the corn starts to char, stirring often, about 8 minutes. Remove from heat.

  2. In a large bowl, combine corn, cooked quinoa, red onion, roasted peppers, cheese, jalapeno and cilantro. Fold in the dressing. Squeeze lime juice over top and toss again. Add to serving bowl. Sprinkle with extra Cotija cheese. Serve.

  1. In a small bowl, combine all dressing ingredients and whisk until well blended. Serve.

Nutrition Facts
Mexican Street Corn Quinoa Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 208 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 17mg6%
Sodium 411mg18%
Potassium 246mg7%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 990IU20%
Vitamin C 11.6mg14%
Calcium 73mg7%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.