Warm Mexican Corn, Black Bean, and Cotija Salad: Esquites Recipe

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. However; OXO did provide me with a few cooking tools to aid me with this recipe. The opinions and recipe are 100% my own.  I seriously love OXO.

Holy Moly. This salad puts the WOW in factor, as my fiance found out this afternoon. I watched him dip his tortilla chip into his bowl without stopping for a breather over the course of 20 minutes. When he finally took his eyes off his bowl he said to me “SWOON.” I second that emotion. Easy to make and ready to be served after 30 minutes.

Ingredients for esquites recipe:

  • 2 – tablespoons mayo
  • 1 – teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 4 – corn on the cob
  • 1/2 – cup crema (Mexican cream)
  • 2 – limes (juiced)
  • 1/4 – cup cilantro leaves
  • 1 – jalapeno (finely chopped)
  • 1/4 – green onion chopped
  • 5 – ounces cotija cheese (crumbled)
  • 1/2 – teaspoon chili flakes
  • 1/2 – cup black beans (small can, rinsed and drained)
  • Tortilla chips (I prefer nacho cheese Doritos)

Tools Needed:

  • OXO 9″ whisk
  • OXO Thongs
  • OXO Salad Dressing Shaker
  • OXO Corn Peeler
  • OXO 4″ Santoku Chopping Knife

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl whisk mayo and garlic together. Brush mayo on corn, and place on a hot grill. Grill for 15 minutes. Turning the corn with thongs every five minutes.    
  2. While corn is grilling, add any remaining mayo/garlic to the salad dressing shaker also add in crema, and lime juice. Set to the side while you chop cilantro, green onion, and jalapeno. Add chopped greens to salad dressing shaker. Shake well and set to the side till ready to use. 
  3. Remove corn from the grill, and with the corn peeler shave the kernels off the corn and allow to fall into the bowl.  
  4. Add cotija cheese, chili flakes, and black beans to the corn. Mix well to combine. Then pour salad dressing over the mixture. 
  5. Serve salad warm with a nice helping of tortilla chips. 
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3 Responses to Warm Mexican Corn, Black Bean, and Cotija Salad: Esquites Recipe

  1. Yvonne Condes says:

    yum! what if i bought roasted frozen corn from TJ’s and added the mayo and garlic later?

  2. I LOVE esquites – I can’t wait to try this version! And I NEED one of those corn peelers in my life ASAP…

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