Corn and Cotija Salad

Gluten-Free Corn & Cotija Salad Recipe

This Gluten-Free Corn & Cotija Salad Recipe is a fresh and vibrant side dish that is the perfect accompaniment to a Cinco de Mayo feast.

4.5 from 2 votes
Corn and Cotija Salad
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Gluten-Free Corn & Cotija Salad Recipe

Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 267kcal


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 medium ears fresh corn , husks and silk removed, corn cut from cob (about 3 cups corn kernels)
  • 1 medium jalapeño pepper , seeded and diced
  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro or parsley
  • ¼ cup finely chopped red onion
  • 3 ounces Cotija cheese , crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 garlic clove , minced or finely grated
  • Kosher or fine sea salt , to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper , to taste


  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the corn and cook, stirring occasionally, until brown in spots, about 7-10 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl and set aside to cool for 5-10 minutes.
  • Add the jalapeño, cilantro, onion, and most of the cheese (reserve a bit for garnish) to the bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, lime juice, honey, and garlic. Add to the salad and toss gently to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Top with remaining cheese and serve.


Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free Corn & Cotija Salad Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 267 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 21mg7%
Sodium 297mg12%
Potassium 281mg8%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 430IU9%
Vitamin C 14mg17%
Calcium 105mg11%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Corn and Cotija Salad Recipe

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Tags: Cheese Cinco de Mayo Corn Hallie Klecker Jalapeno Peppers
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