Friday, February 10, 2012

EASY DELICIOUS Cold Doritos Corn Salad - 52 Side Dish Recipes

This dish has an odd little history...

Under the category of everything old is new again... Small town funeral food.

My wife's beloved aunt passed away a few weeks ago.  We attended the services along with nearly a hundred of Aunt Dorothy's Kids, Grand Kids, Great Grand kids, Nieces, Nephews and various lesser relatives (and in-laws) along with several hundred of the towns 2,000 residents.  Much beloved indeed.

And of course when you say much beloved in a small town, you get the "pot luck" funeral church basement meal.

Well, I found me a "new" dish that is decades old.  New, but has certainly moved into one of my "Top Five" Vegetable or Side dishes!

I am sure I will be revisiting this dish come summer grilling season.  After all, it is served cold.  I generally have most of the ingredients on hand (except the chips, but the gas station on the corner has those).  It works just as well as a dip as a side dish, and bottom line... just plain DELICIOUS!

It was the stand out of the pot luck for me, so you know it must be good!

I chose to use the "Spicy Nacho" version of Doritos.  When I tasted the dish, it was flavored with the Taco version.  Either one was excellent!  If you are worried about too much spice, maybe a version of this with the "Sour Cream and Onion" style.

So, Here's what I did...


2 Cans of Sweet Corn, drained
2 cups Cheddar Cheese, grated
1/2 cup Mayonnaise
1/2 cup Ranch Dressing
1 medium Red Bell Pepper, diced
1/2 medium Red Onion, diced
1 bag (10 1/2 ounces) "Spicy Nacho" Doritos Corn Chips, divided

Mix everything together except the corn chips.
separate about 1/4th of the chips to use as a garnish
The other 3/4 bag crush coarsely and mix with the corn and mixings
Serve and enjoy!

Printable recipe...
For the time being...

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  1. this looks wonderful deliciously done

  2. I make it without ranch dressing and use milk instead along with the mayo. I make it the night before and add the chips just before serving , it's a huge hit