Frito Corn Salad

May 22, 2022
Frito Corn Salad

Hey, y’all! If you’ve been to a potluck or a church dinner in the south, you’ve probably had this dish. While immensely simple, it has always been one of my favorites. Growing up, I would have to force myself to not make an entire plate out of it; I also had to incorporate from meat + vegetables. It’s just simply that good. I’m so excited to share the recipe for my Frito Corn Salad with y’all today. I know you’re going to love it!

This recipe is dedicated to my Aunt Jessie, who always made this for me. Love you, Jess!

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Frito Corn Salad

Frito Corn Salad

Tips/Tricks

  • Use a full-fat mayonnaise when making Frito Corn Salad, as it has a better flavor profile. I recommend Duke’s.
  • Do not put the crushed fritos into the salad until you are ready to serve; this will ensure that they stay crunchy and do not become soggy too quickly.
Frito Corn Salad

Shopping List: Frito Corn Salad

  • 2 cans whole kernel corn
  • sharp cheddar cheese
  • bell pepper: green and red
  • red onion
  • mayonnaise (Duke’s)
  • garlic powder
  • cayenne pepper
  • black pepper
  • kosher salt
  • fritos
Frito Corn Salad

How To Make Frito Corn Salad

  1. Completely drain the whole kernel corn. Finely dice bell pepper + red onion.
  2. In a large bowl, combine whole kernel corn, bell pepper, red onion, cheese, and mayonnaise.
  3. Season, to taste, with garlic powder, cayenne pepper, black pepper, and kosher salt.
  4. Refrigerate for 1 hour. Remove and add crushed fritos. Stir + enjoy!
Frito Corn Salad

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The Recipe

Frito Corn Salad

Frito Corn Salad

JC Phelps
It doesn't get much simpler – or more delicious – than Frito Corn Salad. It's creamy, flavorful, crunchy — and is sure to be the favorite dish of the cookout/potluck!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Refrigerate 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Southern
Servings 12 servings
Calories 457 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cans whole kernel corn 15 oz each
  • 2 c. sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 bell peppers one green + one red, chopped
  • 1/2 red onion diced
  • 1.25 c. Duke's Mayonnaise
  • garlic powder to taste
  • cayenne pepper to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • kosher salt to taste
  • 1 bag fritos add until desired consistency

Instructions
 

  • Completely drain the whole kernel corn. Finely dice bell pepper + red onion.
  • In a large bowl, combine whole kernel corn, bell pepper, red onion, cheese, and mayonnaise.
  • Season, to taste, with garlic powder, cayenne pepper, black pepper, and kosher salt.
  • Refrigerate for 1 hour. Remove and add crushed fritos. Stir + enjoy!

Nutrition

Sodium: 572mgCalcium: 307mgVitamin C: 26mgVitamin A: 1032IUSugar: 1gFiber: 1gPotassium: 159mgCholesterol: 50mgCalories: 457kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 11gFat: 38gProtein: 12gCarbohydrates: 18gIron: 1mg
Keyword corn salad, frito corn salad
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JC

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