Esquites is a tasty corn salad topped with chili and cotija cheese. It's incredibly delicious and easy to whip up!
- 1/4 c mayonnaise
- 1/3 c Mexican Crema or sour cream
- garlic salt (with parsley flakes)
- 2 tsp lime juice
- 24 (two 12 oz bags) oz frozen corn
- 2 tbsp salted butter
- 1/2 c cotija cheese
- chili powder to taste
- cilantro for garnish
- 1 lime cut into wedges for garnish
In a small bowl, combine mayo, crema, garlic salt and lime juice. Set aside.
In a medium pot, bring 1 c. of water to a boil. Once boiling, add corn and cover. Bring back to a simmer and cook for about 4-5 minutes or until corn is cooked through.
Drain water and return the corn to a pan and cook until a few pieces are a little browned/charred. Add butter and the mayo-crema mixture and cook until combined.
Divide into cups and top with cotijja, chili powder and cilantro. Serve warm.
Calories: 486kcalCarbohydrates: 64gProtein: 12gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 443mgPotassium: 779mgFiber: 8gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 345IUVitamin C: 24mgCalcium: 140mgIron: 2mg