RecipesEsquites, A Delicious Corn Salad From Mexico

Esquites, A Delicious Corn Salad From Mexico

     In Mexico there are street vendors selling all sorts of food that you can eat as you walk along. Some sell tacos or other well know Mexican foods. A lot sell fruits and aquas frescas (juice drinks like  watermelon and other fresh fruits) Some sell pastries called pan which is usually eaten at breakfast with coffee or hot chocolate. One of the other items you will find the vendors selling is Esquites which is a totally scrumptious salad in a cup. Made from corn kernels with mayo, cilantro and Cotija cheese along with chili powder and a couple other ingredients this is the best corn salad ever put together.

       I have eaten it both warm and cold. I like it cold best but it is good both ways. If you can find Cotija cheese ( which is a dry crumbly cheese similar to Parmesan when aged or closer to feta cheese when it is not) you can substitute with Parmesan or feta I would go with the Parmesan if I couldn’t find the Cotija because I like the dryer cheese for this.

    Once you try this you will want to make it often because it is so good and a great way to eat corn as a salad. Damn Delicious shares her recipe and it is the way I like it except for the hot pepper, I leave it out because I am a baby when it comes to spicy.


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Paige Raymond
Paige Raymond
Raised in rural Montana and educated in Mechanical Engineering and Sustainable Development, Paige Raymond combines a practical mindset with a passion for self-reliance and sustainability. With expertise ranging from mechanical solutions and food preservation to emergency preparedness and renewable energy, Paige is a proud author with more than 5000 published articles.

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