Summer is here, and with it comes the season for outdoor gatherings and potluck meals with family and friends. Food is a vital part of any gathering, and it’s always great to have a wide range of dishes to choose from. However, there’s nothing quite like a classic side dish that everyone can enjoy. Frito Corn Salad is one such dish that never fails to impress. This salad is easy to make and requires minimal prep time, making it the perfect accompaniment to any summer meal.
Frito Corn Salad is a unique twist on traditional corn salad. This salad is made with corn, bell peppers, cheddar cheese, mayo, pepper, and topped with cilantro. What sets this salad apart from others is the addition of chili cheese Fritos. The Fritos add a delicious crunch and a hint of spice to the salad, taking it to the next level. The combination of sweet corn, tangy bell peppers and creamy mayo with the salty and crunchy Fritos creates a perfect balance of flavors and textures.
Frito Corn Salad is the perfect dish to bring to any summer gathering. It’s easy to transport and can be made ahead of time, allowing you to spend more time enjoying the company of your loved ones. Whether you’re attending a backyard barbecue or a picnic in the park, Frito Corn Salad is sure to be a hit. The salad is not only delicious, but also visually appealing with its bright colors and contrasting textures. It’s a dish that will catch the eye of your guests and leave them wanting more.
Frito Corn Salad
Here’s what you’ll need
- Chili Cheese Fritos
- Cheddar Cheese
- Red Bell Pepper
- Mixing Bowl – My favorite set
- Veggie Chopper – You need it. I swear.
Versatile and Customizable
One of the best things about Frito Corn Salad is its versatility. You can customize it to suit your preferences and the occasion. For example, if you want to add some heat, you can add diced jalapenos or hot sauce. If you’re not a fan of chili cheese Fritos, you can substitute them with regular Fritos or any other type of corn chip. And if you’re looking for a healthier option, you can use Greek yogurt instead of mayo. The possibilities are endless, and you can get creative with your ingredients to make the salad your own.
Nutritious and Delicious – BALANCE
Frito Corn Salad is not just delicious, but also nutritious. Corn is a rich source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals, making it a healthy addition to your diet. Bell peppers are also a great source of vitamins and antioxidants, which are essential for good health. Cheddar cheese provides protein and calcium, while cilantro adds flavor and is known for its detoxifying properties. Now is all the mayo and fritos considered “healthy”? No, but we are about BALANCE here. We also don’t label foods “good” and “bad.”
Other Summer Recipes
- Antipasto Salad
- 90 Calorie Cucumber Salad
- Watermelon Jalapeño Salsa
- Korean Inspired Cucumber Salad
- Mexican Inspired Esquites
- Low Carb Greek Chicken Bowls
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Frito Corn Salad
In a large mixing bowl, stir together your corn, diced bell pepper, shredded cheese, mayo and black pepper.
Before serving, stir in crushed chili cheese Fritos.
Lastly, garnish with cilantro.
Serving Size 1
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories 426kcal
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat 33.2g52%
- Total Carbohydrate 24.8g9%
- Dietary Fiber 2.6g11%
- Protein 8.3g17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.