Frito Corn Salad


I am always looking for different side dishes. This is called Frito Corn “Salad” but I don’t know if I would call it a real salad. It has corn, red pepper, red onion, and celery but is that enough to make it a salad? My son was eating it as a dip before I added the Fritos to the dish.

This was suggested with Chili Fritos. None of us really care for them as we tend to find them REALLY salty. I know the regular ones are just as bad but at least we like the flavor of them. I decided to make this “salad” with the regular Fritos and add spices to make it mimic the chili flavoring.

Verdict:

This was better than we thought it was going to be! It sounded strange and we were skeptical when someone recommended I try this but I had the ingredients on hand (except the red pepper) and decided it was now the time to try it. This is a side dish you cannot eat a lot of but it is still fun for a picnic dinner.

I served this with fried pork chops and brown beans to complete our meal.

  • Servings: ”8-10″
  • Difficulty: ”easy”
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Ingredients:

  • 2 (15 oz) cans sweet corn, drained
  • 1 large stalk celery, diced
  • 1 large red pepper, smallish dice
  • 1/2 red onion (about 1/4 cup), diced
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 1 bag Frito corn chips

Directions:

  1. Stir all ingredients, except the Fritos, in a large bowl. Taste and adjust spices to your liking.
  2. Cover and let salad chill for 20-30 minutes in refrigerator.
  3. Slightly crush corn chips and stir into salad just before serving.

10 Comments Add yours

  1. This is way beyond anything I would consider salad. You are clearly more adventurous than me. And braver. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Me too but I guess it is a salad for greens haters? Lol.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. I definitely works on the non-green level. 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

  2. Erika Kind says:

    Looks and sounds very good, Marci!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you. A bit out of my usual dishes but it was interesting.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Erika Kind says:

        I can imagine that!

        Like

  3. mistimaan says:

    Looks tasty

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thanks!

      Liked by 1 person

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