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Fritos Corn Salad

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Fritos corn salad will be one salad that no one will forget! Loaded with corn, vegetables, a creamy spiced dressing, and an entire bag of Fritos Chili Cheese corn chips. So many flavors and textures. It’s the perfect salad for a BBQ, picnic, or a potluck. 

Fritos corn salad will be one salad that no one will forget! Loaded with corn, vegetables, a creamy spiced dressing, and an entire bag of Fritos Chili Cheese corn chips. So many flavors and textures. It's the perfect salad for a BBQ, picnic, or a potluck. 

I know Fritos and salad don’t even belong in the same sentence together but I just couldn’t help myself. Bring this to a BBQ or potluck and let everyone help eat it. I promise it will be a hit. The mix of ingredients is absolutely perfect and it’s really addicting! 

This Fritos corn salad is one of those things that people don’t want to try because it just sounds weird. I mean, Fritos in a salad with a creamy dressing?! But trust me, once they eat it they will come back for more and more until there is none left. Promise!

Fritos corn salad will be one salad that no one will forget! Loaded with corn, vegetables, a creamy spiced dressing, and an entire bag of Fritos Chili Cheese corn chips. So many flavors and textures. It's the perfect salad for a BBQ, picnic, or a potluck. 

 It’s loaded with tons of vegetables, which in my opinion totally offsets the mayo and the entire bag of chips ( 😉 ), lots of cheese, chips and then it’s all covered in a creamy spiced mayo sauce. If you want to make it “healthier” you could try substituting half the mayo with plain or Greek yogurt. But trust me, if you’re already making a salad with an entire bag of Fritos in it, substituting half a cup of yogurt probably won’t do much good anyways. And you would be missing out on the rich & creamy texture with all the crunchy vegetables.

Fritos corn salad will be one salad that no one will forget! Loaded with corn, vegetables, a creamy spiced dressing, and an entire bag of Fritos Chili Cheese corn chips. So many flavors and textures. It's the perfect salad for a BBQ, picnic, or a potluck. 

 Combine all ingredients into a large mixing bowl and stir together. DO NOT add the chips unless you are ready to serve right away.

Here is where you have some choices:

  • Once it’s all combined (NO chips yet) let the bowl of corn salad sit in the fridge for 2-4 hours so that it can get all cold and flavors can combine together. This is what I prefer. Once it’s done in the fridge, smash the bag of Fritos with your hands (while chips are still inside the bag) and then dump into the salad, mix together, and then serve!
  • Or, after combine salad ingredients in the mixing bowl you can just serve it right away. You’ll want to first add in the bag of Fritos chips.

Like I mentioned above I like to crush the Fritos chips (not into fine crumbs just smaller pieces) and then mix them into the salad. This salad is best eaten within a couple of hours. As you can imagine the corn chips will go soggy. Which I’ll be honest and say that the soggy corn chips could not even stop me from eating the leftovers of this the next day 🙂

Fritos corn salad will be one salad that no one will forget! Loaded with corn, vegetables, a creamy spiced dressing, and an entire bag of Fritos Chili Cheese corn chips. So many flavors and textures. It's the perfect salad for a BBQ, picnic, or a potluck. 

 I always love making this when we are having grilled hot dogs. I’ll let you in on a secret and tell you that this Fritos corn salad is divine when you serve it on top of hot dogs (like a hot dog topping). Don’t add anything else. Just the hot dog + some of this corn salad. It’s so yummy! 

Fritos Corn Salad

Fritos corn salad will be one salad that no one will forget! Loaded with corn, vegetables, a creamy spiced dressing, and an entire bag of Fritos Chili Cheese corn chips. So many flavors and textures. It's the perfect salad for a BBQ, picnic, or a potluck. 

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Ingredients

  • 3 can (15 oz) sweet yellow corn, drained well
  • 5-6 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1 orange bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 4 roma/plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup mayonnaise (full-fat is best)
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 bag (14.25 oz) Fritos Chili Cheese OR Fritos Corn chips

Instructions

  • Combine corn, green onions, bell peppers, tomatoes, cilantro, and cheddar cheese in a mixing bowl.
  • In a separate small bowl, stir together the mayo, lime juice, chili powder, and cumin. Stir together with a fork and add into the larger mixing bowl of vegetables.
  • Stir everything together in the large mixing bowl.
  • Refrigerate for 2-4 hours and then add the chips OR add chips and serve right away.
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Fritos corn salad will be one salad that no one will forget! Loaded with corn, vegetables, a creamy spiced dressing, and an entire bag of Fritos Chili Cheese corn chips. So many flavors and textures. It's the perfect salad for a BBQ, picnic, or a potluck. 

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18 Comments

  • Reply
    Jodi
    June 24, 2016 at 3:20 pm Jessica, this salad looks amazing! I'm just laughing about your dad and the Fritos & bean dip because my dad LOVED that too! We would eat it almost every Saturday with lunch. You actually still can buy that bean dip, I buy it all the time. We love it. I can't wait to try this salad. Looks so delicious!
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      Together As Family
      June 24, 2016 at 3:46 pm haha :) I look for it every time I go down the chip aisle. I'll have to look harder next time. I have not had it in years. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.
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    Lani
    April 12, 2017 at 9:35 pm Can you make this recipe the night before and add the chips in the next day before you serve it?
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      Together As Family
      April 13, 2017 at 4:35 pm Yes! I actually prefer it cold. Add in the chips right before serving so that they will be crunchy and add a nice texture. Enjoy!
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    kristen
    June 17, 2017 at 9:06 am This was smash hit at the potluck BBQ last night... something totally different than potato salad and pasta salad.. once folks decided to try it, it was gone! DELISH!!!!
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      Together As Family
      June 17, 2017 at 11:37 pm So good to hear! People are always hesitant to try this salad but once they do, it's always gone quick :) I am so glad it was a hit for you at the potluck.
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    Bhavisha
    August 11, 2017 at 8:22 pm How much does this dip make?
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      Together As Family
      August 12, 2017 at 2:06 pm It makes a lot! I would say at least 10-12 adult sized portions.
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    Jo
    April 27, 2018 at 2:04 pm You could use the individual serving size bags of Fritos and add the corn salad to it for an easy mess free option.
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      Together As Family
      April 29, 2018 at 8:40 pm That's a great idea! Thank you for sharing :)
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    Rachel
    June 24, 2018 at 9:12 am This salad is amazing!!!! Absolutely a new favorite. I'm soooooo glad I found it. Thank you so much!!!
    • Reply
      Together As Family
      June 30, 2018 at 7:16 pm So happy to hear this! Yes, anything with a bag of Fritos is pretty much the best thing ever :)
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    Amy
    July 4, 2018 at 2:53 pm Delicious!! Great combo of flavors!!
    • Reply
      Together As Family
      July 6, 2018 at 9:51 am So glad you loved it!
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    Emma
    August 10, 2018 at 12:56 pm Just made this for a pool party tonight! I haven’t added the Fritos yet because it will be a few more hours before we devour it. But, I really wanted to try it first or course so I used it as a dip for totstitos and I. Cannot. Stop. Eating. It!! It so so delicious, and I can’t wait to try it with the Fritos! Thanks for the recipe!!
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      Together As Family
      August 13, 2018 at 2:23 pm So good to hear! I hope the pool party was fun :) I have no self control around this "salad" either haha :)
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    Julie
    December 18, 2018 at 3:24 am Do you think you could leave the tomatoes out and it would still work?
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      Together As Family
      December 27, 2018 at 10:04 pm Yes. I'm sure that would be just fine.

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