Recipes and Cooking Corn Salad with Queso Fresco 4.5 (4) 1 Review Toss together a corn salad with a fun south of the border twist. This Mexican queso-studded salad is the perfect side dish for tacos, quesadillas, and more. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on November 30, 2011 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Jason Donnelly Prep Time: 40 mins Cook Time: 2 mins Chill Time: 2 hrs Total Time: 2 hrs 42 mins Servings: 10 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 8 ears sweet corn or 4 cups frozen whole kernel corn 2 cup crumbled queso fresco (8 ounces) 1 cup finely chopped red sweet pepper (1 large) ½ cup finely chopped red onion (1 medium) 1 fresh jalapeño chile pepper, seeded and finely chopped (optional) ¼ cup olive oil ¼ cup lime juice 2 tablespoon finely snipped fresh cilantro ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Directions Cut corn from cobs, if using. In a large saucepan bring about 1/2 inch water to boiling. Place a steamer insert in the saucepan so bottom doesn't touch the water. Add corn to steamer insert. Cover and steam for 2 to 4 minutes or until corn is crisp-tender. In a large bowl combine corn, queso fresco, sweet pepper, red onion, and, if desired, chile pepper. For dressing, in a screw-top jar combine olive oil, lime juice, cilantro, salt, and black pepper. Cover and shake well to combine. Add dressing to corn mixture; toss gently to combine. Chill for 2 hours before serving. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 164 Calories 7g Fat 18g Carbs 8g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 10 Calories 164 % Daily Value * Total Fat 7g 9% Saturated Fat 1g 5% Sodium 129mg 6% Total Carbohydrate 18g 7% Total Sugars 4g Protein 8g Vitamin C 28.3mg 142% Calcium 201.9mg 16% Iron 1.8mg 10% Potassium 256mg 5% Folate, total 44.4mcg Vitamin B-6 0.1mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.