Fiesta Corn Chip Salad
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 10 min.
- 2 cans (15-1/4 ounces each) whole kernel corn, drained
- 2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend
- 1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 1 package (9-1/4 ounces) chili cheese-flavored corn chips, crushed
- Minced fresh cilantro, optional
- In a large bowl, combine the corn, cheese, red pepper, mayonnaise, salt and pepper. Chill until serving. Just before serving, stir in corn chips. If desired, sprinkle with cilantro.
Nutrition Facts3/4 cup: 463 calories, 35g fat (9g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 789mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 8g protein.
Jul 5, 2020
This was, without a doubt, the very best side salad I've ever made. I used a Mexican cheese that was a combination of sharp Cheddar, Monterey Jack, and Colby and I took another reviewer's suggestion of adding some green onions. The overall flavor is unusual, but it makes the salad a real standout!
Jun 25, 2017
Great salad, perfect side for any barbecue. Because I was pressed for time, I used regular corn chips and crushed the chips over the top of the salad right before serving. Next time I'll use the chili cheese chips and mix them into the salad. I could see adding diced jalapenos to this dish too. I will definitely include this salad in my summer side dishes from now on! Volunteer Field Editor
Jun 23, 2017
We loved this salad and it was so quick to prepare. Made as is except used red onion, green pepper and regular Fritos as this is what I had in the house - delicious!! I could see playing around with this and possibly adding black beans and some additional seasonings. The recipe as written is a keeper and we will be making it again and again.
Jun 22, 2017
This is a very good salad, perfect for a hot summer Texas dinner! I did change a couple things, I used fiesta corn and added green onion. I also grated my own cheese (but that isn't a flavor change).
Sep 1, 2015
I made this for a picnic, was worried it was too heavy for the "light "eaters but it was gone before all the other salads! My future son in law asked to lick the bowl!
Aug 5, 2013
This is pretty darn good! Couldn't find Chili Cheese Fritos so I just used regular ones and added a bit of chili powder. Also just added the Fritos as a garnish to the top cause I didn't want them to get soggy! Added some Vidalia onion and a few halved cherry tomatoes as well.
May 28, 2013
my supervisor made this for our carry in last Friday I ate so much it was s o good. she told me to get it here, it was good however I was sad to see the calorie count Lol! she did use light mayo!
Jan 6, 2013
My daughter and I loved it.
Aug 26, 2012
I've been making this recipe for years. And have since just tweaked it just a tad. Not much. Normally red bells are more expensive in my neck of the woods, so I usually add small diced green bells, and about a 1/2 tsp of cumin. But as is, the recipe is a keeper. Originally a family friend brought over the dish and that's how it came to be loved by my family. It's soo simple.
May 4, 2012
Been making a version of this for years now. I sometimes use half lite sour cream for some that mayo-and for sure use light mayo in the recipe. It's amazing.