This easy Frito corn salad will quickly be a family favorite.

Frito Corn Salad The Southern Lady Cooks



This delicious corn salad is super easy to make and will be a winner at your next potluck. Only a few ingredients and takes no time to throw together. We love this salad made with Chili Cheese Fritos. We think it gives it a great flavor and you won’t need any extra seasonings. Perfect with our maple sausage baked beans.

Needed Ingredients for Frito Corn Salad

Whole kernel sweet corn

Sweet peppers

Red onion


Shredded cheese (I used colby/monterey jack mix)


Chili Cheese Fritos


Notes: This recipe is very versatile! You can use any flavor of Fritos that your family enjoys. You can also use salad dressing instead of mayonnaise. Don’t like cilantro? Leave it out! This salad is delicious any way you make it.

Recipe Feedback: “You were right! The chili cheese Fritos are a game changer! Best salad!”-Jessica


Frito Corn Salad The Southern Lady Cooks

Frito Corn Salad The Southern Lady Cooks

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4.80 from 5 votes

Frito Corn Salad

Easy and delicious!
Prep Time15 mins
2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 15 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: Frito Corn Salad
Servings: 8 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


  • 2 15 ounce cans of whole kernel sweet corn, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup of sweet peppers chopped
  • 1/2 cup of red onion chopped
  • 1 cup of tomatoes chopped (I used grape tomatoes)
  • 2 cups of shredded cheese I used colby/monterey jack mix
  • 1 cup of mayonnaise
  • 1 9 1/4 ounce bag of chili cheese Fritos, broken up to size you prefer
  • 1/4 cup of cilantro chopped


  • Mix all ingredients except for Fritos and chill for a few hours. Add Fritos at time of serving and mix well and serve.




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  1. Very good recipe. Took it to a party for wide range of ages. Asked for the recipe after the party. Used 3 bags of frozen corn that I steamed then let cool (about 30 ozs. total). Did not add the cilantro. I don’t mind cilantro but I know some people don’t care for it. I did feel like the recipe needed some extra seasonings so I added some onion power, garlic powder, cumin, Adobo seasoning, and a tiny bit of chili pepper. I mixed all ingredients except for the Fritos and let the salad chill for 3 hours. Took crushed Fritos with me and added them when I got to the party. I’d definitely make this recipe again. It was very easy to make.4 stars

  2. Easy to make! Tastes great5 stars

  3. paula sherman says:

    I made this frito salad 2 days ago… very good, still eating on it. CHANGES I made were: used frozen, roasted corn ( 2 pkgs) & 3/4 cup mayo… ( I was out)… VERY GOOD!!5 stars

  4. A dumb question about the sweet peppers. Are you talking about the kind that comes in a jar or a chopped red or yellow pepper?


    1. The Southern Lady says:

      Yes, chopped sweet red and yellow peppers.

  5. This salad is now our favorite! So good! I love your recipes and your magazine!5 stars

  6. You were right! The chili cheese Fritos are a game changer! Best salad!5 stars