Elote Tuna Salad -- This Elote Tuna Salad has all the elements of Mexican Street Corn, but is served in salad form with tuna and a few other add-ins. It has a little bit of a kick and a whole lot of satisfying flavor! | wearenotmartha.com
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Elote Tuna Salad

This Elote Tuna Salad has all the elements of Mexican Street Corn, but is served in salad form with tuna, macaroni, and more. It has a little bit of a kick and a whole lot of satisfying flavor!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Eclectic, Mexican
Keyword: BBQ Salads, Elote Corn, Summer Salads, Tuna Salad
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Sues

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dry elbow macaroni
  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3 cups fresh corn, from about 4 ears (you can also use frozen)
  • 9-10 oz. Portofino Tuna
  • 2 cups chopped red or rainbow chard (you can also use kale or spinach)
  • 1/3 cup diced red onion
  • 1/4 diced jalapeño (from 1 jalapeño pepper)
  • 1 1/2 tsp finely chopped cilantro, plus more for topping
  • 1/3 cup crumbled cotija cheese or queso blanco, plus more for topping
  • 1/3 Tbsp regular or light mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne
  • 2 Tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice

Instructions

  • Bring medium saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil. Once boiling, add elbow macaroni and cook until al dente. Drain and cool.
  • In the meantime, add butter to a non-stick grill pan or frying pan. Once melted, add corn kernels in and let cook for about 4 minutes before stirring. Let sit for another 4 minutes and stir again. Repeat a couple more times until the corn is nicely charred. Remove corn to a large bowl and let cool a bit.
  • Once corn is cooled, add tuna, chopped chard, cooled macaroni, onion, jalapeño, cilantro, and cotija cheese to the bowl.
  • In a separate small bowl, stir together mayonnaise, chili powder, cayenne, and freshly squeezed lime juice.
  • Pour dressing mixture over corn and toss well to combine. Serve salad in individual bowls and top with additional cheese and cilantro.