Fritos Corn Salad with canned corn, bell peppers, tomatoes, cilantro, and green onion in a creamy spiced dressing and topped with Fritos corn chips! This is one salad that no one will forget!
Keyword corn salad, corn salad with fritos chips, fritos corn salad, side dish recipe
Prep Time 20minutes
Servings 16side dish servings
Fritos Corn Salad
3cans (15 oz)sweet yellow corndrained well
2cupsshredded cheddar cheese
4roma tomatoesseeded and chopped
1orange bell pepperchopped small
1yellow bell pepperchopped small
1bunchgreen onionsthinly sliced, about ½ cup
1bag (14.25 oz)Fritos Corn Chips OR Fritos Chili Cheese Corn Chips
Creamy Spiced Dressing
juice of 1 limeabout 2 tablespoons
In a large mixing bowl combine corn, shredded cheese, chopped tomatoes, orange bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, green onions, and cilantro. Stir together to combine.
In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, lime juice, cumin, and chili powder until combined and creamy. Pour over the corn salad and mix well.
If serving right away, take the bag of Fritos chips and crush the chips into large pieces. You don't want to make Fritos crumbs. You want the larger Fritos chip pieces in the salad. Pour the chips into the salad and mix well.
If you want the salad to be cold, then refrigerate the corn salad (2 hours before serving is best) then wait to add the crushed Fritos chips until just before serving.
** Leftovers keep well and the Fritos do get soggy, but somehow even with the soggy Fritos we still eat leftovers until they're gone.
I prefer this corn salad cold. I prepare it all the way until the Fritos chips, I cover it with a lid, and refrigerate for 2 hours. After 2 hours I add the chips and serve it. You don't want to refrigerate it for too long or else the dressing thickens up and it is not as creamy. I love the flavor of the chili cheese Fritos but it can be a bit spicy if serving kids. So I normally always use regular Fritos Corn Chips. If I do use the Chili Cheese Fritos then I reduce the chili powder to ¼ teaspoon to reduce the spice. If you want the heat and spice then use both chili cheese Fritos and chili powder.