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Mexican Street Corn Salad: Esquites Recipe

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Hands up if you like Mexican food? I’ll be honest with you, Mexican and Indian food are at the bottom of my list. Well, Mexican was for a long time. It always just felt so heavy – so much cheese and meat! Then I discovered real Mexican – and it’s jam-packed full of fresh flavour, and aha! Mexican is good.

Esquites is a Mexican street corn salad. It’s a little bit cheesy, but also lots of flavour. Enjoy!


This recipe is an extract from David Michael’s new cookbook, Pablos Kitchen.





Esquites Recipe


6 long corn on the cob

2 garlic cloves crushed

150g cheddar cheese or feta

3 tsp Tajin spice

400g corn chips

3 tbsp sour cream

1 tbsp of mustard

3 tbsp of mayonnaise

1–2 limes, juiced

salt, to taste


1. Boil your corn for 10 minutes then allow to cool. If you have a flame barbeque I recommend

that you cook them directly there until they are cooked, turning them for about 20 minutes.

Spray the cobs with oil beforehand. Once the corn is ready hold them up right with a cloth and

cut down the edges, removing the kernels from the cob.

2. Once you have done this place all the kernels into a bowl and crush your garlic. Add all your

ingredients together, except the lime juice and salt, mixing it until it’s like a salsa dip. You can use

this esquites mix on top of your corn chips or use the corn chips to dip into the esquites. Add a

squeeze of lime juice and sprinkle your mix with the tajin seasoning and some salt to taste.