This post is sponsored by Mayonesa but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
I can hardly believe September is upon us! First of all, it’s the Hispanic heritage month. As a mother, I plan on celebrating my Mexican culture at any opportunity that comes along. That’s why, I decided to create a recipe that reminds me of my home country. In all honesty, one of the things that reminds me the most of Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico is the food! I mean shouldn’t Mexico alone be known for their delicious food? Anyways, I want to share how to create an easy twist to the traditional “coctel de elote” better known as esquites in the United States. Also, I’ll be using McCormick Mayonesa with lime that is available at a nearby Walmart!
Ingredients (8 Servings)
- 1/3 cup McCormick® Mayonnaise with Lime Juice (Mayonesa)
- 4 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 small jalapeño, seeded and finely chopped
- 4 cups fresh corn kernels
- 1 teaspoon McCormick® Chili Powder
- 3/4 cup crumbled Cotija cheese
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- Lime wedges
Step by Step
Mix mayonnaise, lime juice and salt in large bowl; set aside.
Heat oil in large nonstick skillet on high heat. Add jalapeno; cook and stir 2 minutes or until softened. Stir in corn and spread mixture into an even layer in skillet. Cover and cook, without stirring, about 2 minutes. Stir, cover and cook 1 minute longer. Add chili powder; cook, uncovered, 30 seconds, stirring constantly.
Transfer corn mixture to bowl with mayonnaise mixture; toss gently to coat. Stir in Cotija and cilantro until evenly mixed. Serve immediately with lime wedges.
Most of the time, I opt for the Mexican street corn salad as a snack during the fall and winter months. As it’s when I start to miss my home country the most! Thankfully, I’m only about a 3 to 4 hour drive from close friends and family in my hometown. Yet, it’s nice to be able to have a piece of home in my home away from home. In the given case, you’re hispanic how do you pass down traditions to your little ones?