Take a bite of Best Frito Corn Salad, also delicious served as a dip with sliced veggies. Make ahead and add Frito chips before serving!

Best Frito Corn Salad

We’re still enjoying summer corn, and here’s a delicious Best Frito Corn Salad to make for the holiday weekend. You can serve it as a side, or with more Frito corn chips. Oh, and a little hint: It’s the first dish at a potluck to quickly disappear, it’s that good.

Best Frito Corn Salad

The hot days are still amongst us in central Oregon, so light summer fare and barbecues are what we’re all about, even now. Entertaining is easy when you whip up a couple salads and throw some meat on the grill. We love this salad served with these BBQ Chicken Bacon Kebabs, and my Peach Waldorf Salad Recipe. You may also want to try this Corn Queso Dip Recipe for an appetizer.

ingredients for corn salad with fritos

Ingredients for Frito Corn Salad

It can’t get any simpler than with these ingredients:

  • Corn (fresh, or canned corn, drained)
  • Red bell peppers
  • Red onion
  • Sliced black olives
  • Cheddar cheese or Jack cheese
  • Mayonnaise
  • Sour cream (or Greek yogurt)
  • Fritos BBQ or Chili Cheese Flavored Corn Chips

Best Frito Corn Dip

Why we love this corn salad (or dip)

Here’s what we love about this salad. You can use fresh or canned corn. So if you have the time, go to the effort of preparing fresh (it always tastes better), but if you’re short on time, grab a can or two of corn. Just make sure it’s drained well.

This is also a fun salad to bring camping! You can make it ahead, or deconstruct the ingredients and mix it right before eating.

This salad can also serve as a dip – just add more Fritos. You can even add the large “dipper” ones.

how to make Best Frito Corn Salad

How do you make a Corn Salad with Fritos?

  1. In a large bowl, add the corn, red bell peppers, red onion, olives, and cheese.
  2. Mix together the mayonnaise and sour cream. Pour over the salad mixture.
  3. Lightly mix together to ensure all the ingredients are coated.
  4. Stir in corn chips just before serving. Don’t add all of the corn chips, but leave some for the top of the salad.
  5. Optional to serve the Fritos on the side or crumbled on top or leave them whole.

fritos on corn salad

Tips and substitutions:

  • You can use sour cream or Greek yogurt. If you use Greek yogurt, it does make the salad a little more runny than with sour cream.
  • Add in fresh chopped basil and tomatoes and cucumbers if you want to stretch it to feed more.
  • Use a variety of mixed bell pepper colors.
  • Grill the corn first; cool, and cut off the cob. This will give a nice “charred” flavor.
  • The flavor in this salad comes from the Fritos! Make sure and use BBQ or Chili Cheese Flavored Corn Chips, because this is where the “dressing” gets its flavor.
  • For an extra pop, add in jalapeños!

taking a bite of Best Frito Corn Salad

How do you serve Best Frito Corn Salad?

Make ahead and chill.

We like to add the corn chips right before serving (for more crunch), but you don’t have to.

Just before serving, sprinkle corn chips on top.

You can also serve this dip with sliced veggies!

Better yet, double or triple the recipe and serve it on The Big Board with various sliced veggies, and more Fritos to feed a crowd.

ENJOY!

a bite of corn salad

More recipes with corn you might like:

Cheesy Corn Chorizo Dip

Bacon Corn Salad

Chilled Corn Soup with Garlic Herb Shrimp

Chipotle BLT Dip

Out of this world Corn Dip

small fritos on corn salad

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Best Frito Corn Salad

For a "charred corn flavor" grill the corn first; cool and cut off the cob. Optional to add the corn chips right before serving for more of a crunch. Either way, it's delish!
Prep Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Yield: 8

Ingredients
 

  • 2 cups corn, fresh, or canned corn, drained
  • 2 cups red bell peppers, diced
  • ½ red onion, diced
  • ½ cup sliced black olives
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese or Jack cheese, shredded
  • cup mayonnaise
  • cup sour cream, or Greek yogurt
  • 1 9.75-ounce bag Fritos BBQ or Chili Cheese Flavored Corn Chips, crunched (but leave some whole)

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, add the corn, red bell peppers, red onion, olives, and cheese.
  • Mix together the mayonnaise and sour cream. Pour over the salad mixture.
  • Lightly mix together to ensure all the ingredients are coated.
  • Stir in corn chips just before serving. Don't add all of the corn chips, but leave some for the top of the salad. Optional to serve the Fritos on the side or crumbled on top or leave them whole.
  • You can also serve this dip with sliced veggies!
Cuisine: American
Course: Salad
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a bowl of frito corn salad