Mexican Street Corn Pasta Salad
A twist on classic elotes, this Mexican Street Corn Pasta Salad is full of all the traditional flavors with a few fun twists! It's sweet from the corn, smoky from the spices, and loaded with amazing textures and flavors thanks to bow tie pasta, black beans, peppers, and fresh herbs! The perfect summer side dish. 
Servings: 16 people
Results and timings may vary when adjusting servings
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
Nutrition Facts
Mexican Street Corn Pasta Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 243 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 188mg 8%
Potassium 373mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 42g 14%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 4g
Protein 9g 18%
Vitamin A 19.6%
Vitamin C 25.1%
Calcium 5.6%
Iron 9.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Note: Nutritional information is estimated and varies based on products used.
  • 1/2  cup  mayo
  • 1/2  cup  sour cream
  • 1/4 cup lime juice plus more to taste
  • 2 teaspoons  garlic powder
  • teaspoons ground cumin
  • teaspoons  chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne omit if you don’t like spicy
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons  salt plus more to taste
  • (16 oz) box bow tie pasta  cooked al dente according to package directions
  • 2 (15 oz) cans corn drained
  • (15 oz) can black beans rinsed and drained
  • red bell pepper diced
  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta or cotija
  • 1/4 cup  chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons sliced green onions
  • 1/4 cup or more reserved pasta water if needed
  1. Whisk together mayo, sour cream, lime juice, garlic powder, cumin, chili powder, smoked paprika, cayenne, and salt in a very large bowl.
  2. To the bowl, add in pasta, corn, beans, bell peppers, feta, cilantro, and green onions.
  3. Stir to combine.
  4. Cover and chill in the fridge until ready to serve.
  5. Taste and re-season with salt, lime juice, etc. if necessary. If dressing seems too thick, thin it out with reserved pasta water.
  6. Serve and enjoy!
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