Frito Corn Salad

Fresh and tasty Frito corn salad is bursting with sweet corn and covered in a perfectly spicy creamy sauce. It is perfectly refreshing.

If you are a fan of salty and tasty Fritos and a bit of spice, then this Frito corn salad is for you! It comes together easily and quickly like some of these other salads: Summer Corn Salad, Chicken Taco Salad or our Southwest Salad.

Frito corn salad served in a white bowl.

Serve it as a side or appetizer!

Have you tried Frito Corn Salad before?

We never had it before until recently, and boy are we sad we’ve been missing out on such goodness!

This salad is flavorful with the perfect amount of spice and with that Frito crunch that makes it even more delicious. It’s also the perfect side along with some Steak or maybe a Ranch Burger.

It would also make a yummy appetizer! Just pour into mini cups, top with Fritos and add a spoon! Or, leave out the Fritos and serve it as a dip (with the chips). This would be perfect for bbqs or potlucks. We love it all way!

However you decide to serve this, if you are a Frito fan, you will LOVE it!

Creamy spiced sauce in a white bowl for Frito Salad.

How to make frito corn salad

It’s easier to make thank you think!

DRESSING. In a large bowl whisk together the mayo, sour cream and taco seasoning.

SALAD. Add the corn, peppers and cheese. Mix until evenly covered in the dressing.

FRITOS. Wait to add the Fritos on top until right before serving, otherwise they will get soggy.

Simple and easy, right?! Everyone will love with this corn salad with Fritos

Variations

I love the simplicity of this salad. The 8 ingredients come together for an easy and delicious salad perfect for your next barbecue or picnic. Of course it’s always fun to change things up every now and then. Some easy ideas you can try include: 

  • Add black beans
  • Add red onions or green onions
  • Add sliced olives
  • Cut cucumbers
  • Halved cherry tomatoes
  • Add heat with diced jalapeños
  • Top with fresh basil or fresh cilantro or fresh parsley
  • Brighten with a squeeze of lemon juice or lime juice

Change up the Chips: We used regular Frito chips for this recipe but you can use crushed Fritos or flavored Frito such as Chili Cheese Fritos. There are about 12 other Frito flavors you can try, but one kind of Fritos you don’t want are soggy Fritos. To avoid this don’t add the chips until right before serving.

Change up the Cheese: You can also change up the type of cheese to Pepper Jack, Cheddar or Mexican cheese. You can even add a twist of flavor and use feta cheese.

Corn, cheese, and diced bell peppers in a white bowl for frito salad.

Tips + Storing Info

Any kind of corn works: Fresh corn, canned corn or frozen corn will work in this recipe. If you use frozen corn, let it to thaw first in a colander to allow any excess moisture to shed. I also think that the kernels from Grilled Corn on the Cob would be delicious. 

Make Ahead: You can mix up the salad, expect for the Fritos and store it covered in the fridge for 1-2 days.

STORE leftovers, covered, in the fridge for 2-3 days. The Fritos will get soggy, but you can just add a few fresh ones for more crunch.

Close up of Frito corn salad in a white bowl.

For More Picnic Salads, try:

Frito Corn Salad Recipe

5 from 10 votes
Fresh and tasty frito corn salad is bursting with sweet corn and covered in a perfectly spicy creamy sauce. It is perfectly refreshing.
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 298 kcal
Author Lil’ Luna

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c mayonnaise
  • 1/3 c sour cream
  • 1/2 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 2 cans yellow kernal corn drained
  • 1/2 red bell pepper sliced and chopped
  • 1/2 green bell pepper sliced and chopped
  • 1 c Colby Jack cheese shredded
  • 5 oz Frito Corn Chips regular or chili cheese

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl mix together the mayo, sour cream and taco seasoning.
  • Add the corn, peppers and cheese. Mix until evenly covered in the dressing.
  • Wait to add the Fritos on top until right before serving, otherwise they will get soggy.

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  1. 5 stars
    This salad is new to me but it has everything that I like. I especially like the corn and the sauce. Good!!!!

  2. 5 stars
    I had this at my SIL house. I admit I was a bit hesitant, but I really liked it. I have the recipe pinned so I can make it for my next family dinner.

  3. 5 stars
    This is so delicious. Served it alongside fajitas and it was the perfect accompaniment. I could easily eat this with Frito Scoops and use it as a “salsa”, too! Love the creamy dressing. So easy and so perfect for summer!

  4. 5 stars
    I never thought of adding fritos to corn salad until tonight. My hubby and I loved this recipe especially the crunch the fritos added! Such a tasty and delicious salad! Can’t wait to make this again!

    1. I agree – the Fritos are one of my favorite parts of this salad because of the crunch. I’m so happy you and your hubby liked it!

  5. 5 stars
    Tried this recently at my family’s house & it was so good! I like the crunch from the fritos & the dressing is so tasty! It will be a hit at any get together!

  6. 5 stars
    DELICIOUS!!!! Will definitely be making this again. It’s a must try for everyone that sees this recipe.

  7. 5 stars
    Big Fritos fan and this is SO good!! You will definitely food-buzz on it. We make bunless burgers with this on the side. Yum!