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Spicy exchange / 2023

Easy & healthy spicy grilled corn salad recipe

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What is Mexican corn salad?

Mexican corn salad, or street corn salad, is a delightful dish that captures the essence of elote, a popular Mexican street food. This is a healthy and spicy twist, omitting the mayo and adding fresh chili peppers.

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– 6 ears corn – 1 tbsp melted butter – 1 tbsp minced garlic  – 1-2 serrano peppers  – 3 tbsp lime juice – 1/4 c cotija cheese – 1/4 c red onion  – 1/4 c cilantro  – salt to taste – pepper to taste

Ingredients

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Instructions

Slather the corn in garlicky butter and grill until charred. Then toss it with the remaining ingredients to make a delicious salad! Be sure to click through for detailed instructions.

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Spicy Mexican corn salad is a versatile dish that can be enjoyed in different ways: - Serve on its own as a side dish - Top grilled meats like steak or chicken - Top tacos or taco bowls - Use it like a dip for chips

What to serve it with

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How to make it spicier

You’re probably reading this blog because you love spicy food, so if you crave extra heat, you can replace the serrano peppers with habaneros. The habaneros add a pleasant fruity note to the salad.

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- Omit the cilantro if you're not a fan - Cook it in a cast iron skillet if you don't have a grill - Use jalapeños or bell peppers if you prefer milder heat - Veganize by using olive oil and skipping the cheese

Other modifications

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