Esquites Increíbles

Considering that November seems to have become recipe month, today I bring you another recipe!

Despite living in Texas for four years, I really didn’t pick up a single shred of talent for Mexican cuisine (or even Tex-Mex). So when I discovered this AMAZING recipe for Mexican street corn – esquites – last week, I was pretty darn excited. It is delicious, and it tastes so authentic, I forgot I wasn’t Mexican myself for a moment. We had a bit of a Mexican fiesta for dinner, so we put a bit in our fajitas, and ate some on the side – it was gone in record time.

The recipe I used is by J. Kenji López-Alt over at Serious Eats, and while I made a few minor changes and substituted the American terms/amounts for Australian ones, all the credit goes to him – this recipe is incredible. I even realised that my featured image for this post looks just like his photo – how embarrassing! Or maybe it means I’m getting better at photography?? Anyway, this is now my favourite recipe, and I haven’t stopped talking about it since I tried it. Enjoy!

Esquites (Mexican Corn Salad)

Prep time: 30 minutes; Serves 4-6.

Delicious esquites


  • 2 tbs mayonnaise
  • 100g feta (I used feta marinated in garlic for some extra flavour)
  • 3/4 cup spring onions, finely sliced
  • Fresh coriander leaves to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tbs lime juice
  • Chili powder, to taste
  • Corn kernels from about 3-4 ears of fresh corn (most tinned corn is full of extra salt and sugar, so stick with fresh!)
  • 2 tbs vegetable/olive oil
  • Parmesan, to serve


  1. Combine mayonnaise, feta, spring onions, coriander, garlic, lime juice and chilli powder in a bowl.
  2. Preheat oil in a non-stick skillet until hot. Char corn until slightly browned on both sides.
  3. Combine dressing with hot corn, serve with a sprinkle of parmesan and some coriander leaves. Delicious!

Fresh corn on the cob

Fresh corn kernels

Delicious esquites

Delicious esquites (corn)

Delicious esquites

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