Elote Salad – The Best Salad of All Time

corn side dish

Elote salad is the perfect way to enjoy those flavors you love about elote—a little bit spicy, a little bit creamy, and a whole lot of yum—without feeling guilty about eating too much!  Elote salad originates in Mexico, and is popular in the southwestern United States.

It's a delicious side dish to serve alongside your favorite grilled meat or fish. It also makes a filling, healthy lunch or dinner when paired with whole-grain tortillas!


2 large corn cobs, grilled and removed from the cob

1 red onion, finely chopped

2 tbsp unsalted butter

3 tablespoons sour cream

2 tbsp fresh lime juice

1/2 tsp smoked paprika

1/2 tsp cumin

2 tablespoons Saucy Jalapeno tomatillo hot Sauce

¼ cup cilantro leaves, chopped

1/4 cup cottage cheese

1/4 tsp salt

1 tablespoons lime juice, fresh


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients except the corn.
  2. Add the corn and toss well
  3. Drizzle lemon juice and mix well.
  4. Add the cheese to garnish and some cilantro.

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