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.
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!
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!
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
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.
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.
For More Picnic Salads, try:
Frito Corn Salad Recipe
- 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
- 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.