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Esquites Recipe (Mexican Corn Salad)

You’re going to love this yummy esquites recipe! Esquites is a delicious Mexican corn salad that can be served as a snack or as a side dish.

esquites recipe

My husband is how I first found out about esquites. He mentioned it many times over the years but I always though it sounded kind of gross. He said it was corn mixed with mayonnaise, cheese and chili powder. That just never sounded very appetizing to me. When I finally made it I was so embarrassed to admit that I was wrong.

Even though the combination of ingredients may sound a little strange It’s actually so delicious. You have to give it a try! Mexican pinto beans and authentic Mexican rice are also good side dishes to serve alongside your favorite Mexican meals.

Esquites Recipe Ingredients and Steps

  • 1 small white onion (diced)
  • 2 10 oz bags of Frozen sweet corn
  • 1 tbs butter
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbs mayonnaise
  • 3 tsp tajin
  • 4 tbs chopped cilantro
  • parmesan to taste

This recipe is so easy and is ready in about 15 minutes. I like to use frozen sweet corn. I use BirdsEye Steamfresh. It’s great because it’s so easy and it can be used when fresh corn is not in season. Just cook the corn as directed on the back of the bag.

super sweet corn

While the corn is cooking heat up the butter in a pot over medium heat. Once the butter is melted and sizzling add the diced onion. Let the onion saute for a few minutes or until softened. Remove pot from heat and add the corn, garlic powder, mayonnaise, cilantro and tajin.

The esquites wouldn’t be complete without some grated parmesan cheese. We use the Kraft kind in the green container. It’s not fresh cheese but it’s still so good! It’s a very simple yet extremely yummy recipe. If you enjoyed this recipe please give it a rating below. Thank you!

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Esquites Recipe

This tasty esquites recipe can be whipped up in less than 15 minutes. It's an easy Mexican side dish that everyone will love!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword side dish, sides
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 202 kcal
Author Carissa

Ingredients

  • 1 white onion diced
  • 20 oz sweet corn frozen
  • 1 tbs butter
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbs mayonnaise
  • 3 tsp tajin
  • 4 tbs chopped cilantro
  • parmesan cheese to taste

Instructions

  1. Cook the corn in the microwave as directed in the back of the bag.

  2. Heat up the butter in a pot over medium heat. Once hot and sizzling add the diced onion and saute for a few minutes until softened.

  3. Remove the pot from heat and add the corn, garlic powder, mayonnaise, cilantro and tajin.

  4. Serve and garnish with the grated parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts
Esquites Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 202 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 9mg3%
Sodium 83mg4%
Potassium 388mg11%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 1090IU22%
Vitamin C 9.8mg12%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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