Mexican Street Corn Pasta Salad

Notes and Tips

  • Roasting the Corn: Roasting the corn brings out its natural sweetness and adds depth to the salad’s flavor. Use fresh, frozen, or canned corn – all work well.
  • Cotija Cheese Substitution: If you can’t find cotija cheese, you can use feta cheese as a substitute. Both cheeses offer a tangy and crumbly texture.
  • Recipe Variations: For a protein boost, add grilled chicken, shrimp, or black beans to the salad. You can also incorporate diced bell peppers for extra crunch and color.
  • Shortcut: To save time, use pre-cooked rotisserie chicken or canned corn instead of roasting it yourself.

Storing Leftovers

Have some leftovers? No worries! Store the pasta salad in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. The flavors will continue to develop, making it even more delicious with time.

Food and Drink Pairings

Pair this Mexican Street Corn Pasta Salad with:

  • Grilled Meats: Serve it alongside grilled chicken, steak, or pork for a satisfying and well-rounded meal.
  • Fresh Salsa: Top the salad with a spoonful of fresh tomato salsa for an extra kick of flavor.
  • Sangria: Quench your thirst with a refreshing glass of fruity sangria that complements the salad’s vibrant taste.

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