The Ultimate Summer Dish: Mexican Street Corn Pasta Salad! 🌽🍝

Summer is here, and with it comes the desire for dishes that are both refreshing and filling
August 15, 2023
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Hello, food lovers!

Summer is here, and with it comes the desire for dishes that are both refreshing and filling. What if I told you that you could combine the smoky goodness of charred corn, reminiscent of those street-side Mexican grills, with the heartiness of a pasta salad? Enter the Mexican Street Corn Pasta Salad—a fusion that’s sure to elevate your summer gatherings!

Ingredients You'll Need:

Step-by-Step Guide to Flavor Fiesta:

1️⃣ Pasta Prep: Start by cooking your choice of whole wheat pasta until it's perfectly al dente. A cold rinse after draining will ensure they remain non-sticky and fresh.

2️⃣ Corn Charring: The soul of this dish lies in the perfectly charred corn. Grill each ear until you get that beautiful brown hue. Let it cool before you slice off the kernels.

3️⃣ Dress It Up: Whisk together the Greek yogurt, fresh lime juice, chili powder, salt, and pepper. This dressing is where tangy meets spicy—absolute perfection!

4️⃣ The Grand Assembly: Combine your pasta, corn, cilantro, red onion, half of your crumbled cotija cheese, and jalapeños (for those who like it hot!) in a large bowl. Drizzle over your zesty dressing and give it a thorough mix.

5️⃣ Finishing Touches: Serve it in your favorite dish, topped with creamy diced avocado, the remaining cotija cheese, and a dash of chili powder for that added kick.

A Few Parting Words:

This Mexican Street Corn Pasta Salad isn't just a dish; it's an experience.  It's great for BBQs, picnics, or even as a vibrant weekday lunch. The beauty of this dish is its versatility. You can always add in some grilled chicken or shrimp for added protein, or maybe some black beans for a vegetarian protein kick.

So, the next time you're thinking of what to make for that summer potluck, picnic, or just a meal for yourself, remember this recipe.

Happy cooking and even happier eating!

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