Frito Corn Salad
This Frito Corn Salad recipe is filled with corn, peppers, onion, and crushed Fritos.
This Frito Corn Salad is a side dish for BBQs and potlucks that screams splurge and game time! Use Chili Cheese Fritos for some extra spice.
FRITO CORN SALAD
We recently went to meet the teacher at elementary school and were surprised to find out that my son Weston was placed in a gifted class. And by surprised I mean shocked.
Not that he isn’t smart, because he definitely is, but he spends most of his time in lala land daydreaming about things.
Sometimes when he does something extra spacey, my husband will nudge me and whisper, “Gifted, huh?” In his gifted class they have twice the homework as other first graders which in my opinion is absurd for their young age.
At the open house for the parents it was like being in a room full of peacocks. Parents raising their hands asking questions that also provided an opportunity for them to show how great their child was.
For example, one parent raised her hand and said, “Since my daughter gets done with her homework so quickly can she do extra book reports on her own and bring them in to you?”
Insert eye roll. Sorry for my cynicism, but they’re KIDS people. Let them be kids! I had to keep my head down as each parent raised their hand because my face is so transparent.
I made this Frito Corn Salad years ago but couldn’t bring myself to post it because I felt like I would get hate mail.
I get angry emails for using a can of condensed soup so making a “salad” out of Fritos – yeah, I didn’t think that would go over to well.
Oh wait. Maybe next week? Umm…nevermind. Maybe this isn’t the site for you. Now that we’ve cleared the air, let’s get to the Frito Corn Salad.
It’s pretty simple: corn, peppers, onion, and mayo. I used canned corn here but you could definitely used frozen corn thawed or fresh. If you want to add some color use red and green pepper.
It’s very important to not add the crushed Fritos until right before serving because you want them nice and crunchy. Eat this with a spoon or use it as a dip!
If you love this Frito Corn Salad, you’ll love these recipes:
Frito Corn Salad
- 2 (15 ounce) cans whole kernel corn, drained
- 2 cups grated cheddar cheese
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1 cup green pepper , chopped
- 1 ⁄2 cup red onion , chopped
- 1 (10 1/2 ounce) bag coarsely crushed regular Fritos corn chips or Fritos chili cheese corn chips
- Fritos Scoops for serving
Mix first 5 ingredients and chill. Stir in corn chips just before serving. You may not want to add all of the corn chips. Add a little at a time. Some people prefer to just serve the Fritos on the side or crumbled on top. You can eat this with a spoon or as a dip with Fritos Scoops for serving.
Use both red and green peppers for more color.
You don't have to add all of the crushed Fritos. Just add until desired consistency.