Frito Corn Salad

Easy Frito Corn Salad recipe – packed full of great flavor! We could not stop eating it! Corn, bell peppers, onion, cheese tossed in mayonnaise, lime juice, vinegar, and crunchy Frito corn chips. YUM! Great as a side dish or an appetizer. Can make ahead and refrigerate until ready to serve. Everyone LOVES this easy side dish. I never have any leftovers!

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Delicious Corn Salad

This Frito Corn Salad has quickly become a family favorite. Corn and veggies tossed in a creamy dressing with Chili Cheese Fritos. Hello?!?! How could anything with a bag of Fritos be bad? This easy salad is our go-to side dish for summer cookouts and get togethers. Take this to your next potluck. It is sure to be a huge hit!

How to Make Frito Corn Salad

This dish is super easy to make with only a few simple ingredients. In a large bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, lime juice, and white vinegar. Add corn kernels, chopped red bell pepper, green pepper, red onion, and shredded cheddar cheese. Stir until well combined. Cover the bowl and refrigerate until ready to serve. Crush a bag of Chili Cheese Frito corn chips. Stir corn chips into the corn dip right before serving.

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • What can I add to corn salad?
    • black beans
    • green onions
    • jalapeños
    • pinto beans
    • tomatoes
    • Rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles
  • You can use canned corn, thawed frozen corn, or fresh corn.
  • Feel free to substitute Miracle Whip for mayonnaise.
  • You can use any kind of Fritos. Add some taco seasoning or chili powder to the dressing if using plain Fritos.
  • Add a little bit of cayenne pepper for an extra kick.
  • I use cheddar cheese in this dish. You can use any cheese that you enjoy. Colby Jack cheese, pepper jack cheese, or a Mexican cheese blend are all delicious.
  • Can I make Fritos Corn Salad in advance? Yes. Assemble the salad and refrigerate. Do not all the crushed chips until right before serving. Otherwise, you will have soggy Fritos.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

What to Serve with Corn Salad

This is the perfect side dish for backyard barbecues, game day, and a family gathering. Serve this with burgers, hot dogs, bbq chicken, and pulled pork sandwiches. Add some potato salad, coleslaw, and baked beans, and you are set! You can serve this as a side dish or an easy appetizer with some celery sticks. No matter how you serve it, it is sure to get rave reviews!

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Frito Corn Salad

Yield: 8 people
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Frito Corn Salad – packed full of great flavor! We could not stop eating it! Corn, bell peppers, onion, cheese tossed in mayonnaise, lime juice, vinegar and Chili Cheese Fritos. Great as a side dish or an appetizer. Can make ahead and refrigerate until ready to serve. Everyone LOVES this easy side dish. I never have any leftovers!

Ingredients:

  • 2 (15-oz) cans whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 (11-oz) can Mexicorn (sweet corn and diced peppers), drained
  • ½ red bell pepper, diced
  • ½ green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 (9.25-oz) bag Chili Cheese Fritos, crushed

Instructions:

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine all corn, peppers, onion, cheese, mayonnaise, lime juice and vinegar. Stir well.
  • Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Stir in crushed Fritos right before serving.

Notes:

  • What can I add to corn salad?
    • black beans
    • green onions
    • jalapeños
    • pinto beans
    • tomatoes
    • Rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles
  • You can use canned corn, thawed frozen corn, or fresh corn.
  • Feel free to substitute Miracle Whip for mayonnaise.
  • You can use any kind of Fritos. Add some taco seasoning or chili powder to the dressing if using plain Fritos.
  • Add a little bit of cayenne pepper for an extra kick.
  • I use cheddar cheese in this dish. You can use any cheese that you enjoy. Colby Jack cheese, pepper jack cheese, or a Mexican cheese blend are all delicious.
  • Can I make Fritos Corn Salad in advance? Yes. Assemble the salad and refrigerate. Do not all the crushed chips until right before serving. Otherwise, you will have soggy Fritos.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Steph

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  1. I’ve been making this recipe for years! My version I brown ground beef and add a little taco seasoning to the meat, let it cool and add it to the rest of the ingredients. It makes it more of a “meal”. Great for summer!!!

  2. I made this tonight and it was delicious! Definitely a crowd pleaser and a dish I plan to bring to bbqs and potlucks this summer. I also feel like there is a possibility for this recipe to be tweaked just a bit for a hot dip! Thank you for sharing!

  3. Printing it now, going to make it tonight. What's not to love about this. Thanks Steph! War Eagle from Guntersville!

    1. I finally got around to making this and it is delicious! This could be tweaked with some of your favorite veggies with alittle more sauce! Thanks Steph, I love your blog and am your favorite follower.

  4. This sounds SO good, Stephanie. Chili-cheese Fritos are one of my weaknesses, so I am absolutely going to have to try this!

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