Spicy Mexican Corn Side Dish

Do you all try recipes from Pinterest much?  I'd say we probably try about 1 every two weeks.  And about half of them are flops.  So, when I find a good one, I love to share it with you guys.  This one has quickly become one of my favorite side dishes--and not just out of ones from Pinterest, just in general!

It's crunchy, spicy, easy to make (only about 20 minutes or less) + transport to a potluck, and most of all--so flavorful!  Mmmm...

Spicy Mexican Corn

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The original recipe is from Closet Cooking, and I made some small adjustments.   Makes 4 servings, but I like to double it and serve for a group!


  • 2 TBS butter
  • 4 ears of corn, cut from the cob
  • 1/2 jalapeno, seeded and finely diced
  • 3 TBS mayo
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1 handful cilantro, chopped
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • chili powder to taste  
  • salt to taste


  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. 
  • Add the corn, toss until coated in butter.  Let sit on one side until charred (a few minutes), then toss and char remaining side.  About 6-10 minutes total.
  • Add the jalapeno, saute for 1 minute, until fragrant. 
  • Remove from heat. 
  • Mix all ingredients in a bowl.  Serve hot, room temp, or even chilled! 

SO yummy!!! 

Tips:  I tried saving time and using frozen corn.  It was not nearly as good--go with the fresh stuff!  Aaaand, wash those hands people--jalapeno juice in the eye is just about the worst ever.  


Posted on August 19, 2013 and filed under yummy.