Fritos Corn Salad

by Allison @ Alli 'n Son on September 4, 2011

Thankfully the weather has started to cool down a little. At least in Wisconsin. I’m sure about Texas though, I’m pretty sure that it’s always hot there. Please welcome today’s guest blogger, Jamie, sharing one of her favorite hot-weather meals, all the way from Texas. 

So here in Texas as the summer temperatures start increasing, my appetite starts decreasing.  Just the thought of eating anything ‘heavy’ makes me automatically feel uncomfortable.  Seriously.Uncomfortable.As in I should be Al Bundy laying on the sofa with my pants unbuttoned uncomfortable.  I just can’t eat heavy foods during the summer.  Why would anyone want to eat something hot or have an oven heating up the house when it’s 105 degrees outside??  It’s crazy to me.

That means our summer meals consist of a lot of cold pasta salads and sauteed vegetables that I can make on the stove.  I also try to make this particular dish as much as possible.  It’s one of my most favorite side dishes ever! It might actually be my favorite. I got this recipe over 5 years ago from a wonderful woman that I used to work with and it is definitely my go-to potluck dish. It is a perfect summer side dish and it’s so good with fried chicken or BBQ! Plus it takes about 5 minutes to make and requires no heat!!

Fritos Corn Salad


  • 2 cans (15 oz) Corn and Peppers/Fiesta Corn/Southwestern Corn (however it's called at your store), drained
  • 1 Bunch of Green Onions
  • 1/2 Cup Mayo
  • 2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
  • Fritos Corn Chips, crushed


  1. Empty your corn and pepper cans into a medium size bowl with a lid.
  2. Chop your green onions and combine with the corn and peppers. There's no right or wrong amount of onions to use - its all up to your taste preference.
  3. Add the mayo and vegetable oil to the corn mixture and toss to coat the vegetables well.
  4. Cover with a lid and refrigerate for at least 4 hours but preferably overnight.
  5. Sprinkle the crushed Fritos on top of the corn right before serving. Again, you can use as much or as little of the bag of Fritos as you would like. The crushed Fritos is my favorite part so I use a lot - I like crunch in each bite!
  6. The Hubs sneaking bites before I was finished



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1 Candace September 8, 2011 at 7:38 am

We LOVE Fritos Corn Salad. My mom often makes it when she knows we are visiting her in Houston. She uses Chili Cheese Fritos in hers for a little kick and the last time that we made it, we added some chopped cilantro. It was delicious with that addition, as well!

2 Allison @ Alli 'n Son September 9, 2011 at 7:08 pm

I love fresh cilantro! Great idea adding it to the dish.

3 Erica September 8, 2011 at 8:44 am

I hear ya on not wanting to cook in the summer. I have such a hard time coming up with meal ideas when its so hot. (especially since we don’t have air conditioning). I just might have to give this one a whirl!

4 Allison @ Alli 'n Son September 9, 2011 at 7:09 pm

We don’t have air conditioning either. The oven never gets turned on in the summer. It’s just too hot.

5 carolinaheartstrings September 8, 2011 at 9:28 am

Love this stuff. We have a similar recipe posted on our site. It is so good, I find myself sampling just like your husband.

6 Allison @ Alli 'n Son September 9, 2011 at 7:10 pm

I sample as I cook too. And bake. Especially when chocolate is involved. 😉

7 Patti September 9, 2011 at 7:14 am

Just the recipe I need for this weekend:) Thanks a ton.

8 Allison @ Alli 'n Son September 9, 2011 at 7:11 pm

Enjoy it! Stop back and let us know how it was.

9 Miz Helen September 10, 2011 at 8:45 am

This is a great dish and looks awesome! Hope you are having a great week end and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come back soon!
Miz Helen

10 Carla September 10, 2011 at 3:20 pm

Hi, visiting through Delicious Dishes. This has to be the wildest combination I have ever seen. I must be the only person that has never heard of it. It does look good, so I’m going to have to try a small batch now. Thanks

11 Kay Gam August 6, 2014 at 11:28 am

Made this for dinner last night and my husband loved it. I added a little crumbled hamburger and used corn chips instead of Fritos because I didn’t have Fritos, so it was actually an entire meal rather than a side dish. Thank you so much for a new meal idea to make on these hot summer days.

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