Crack Corn Salad is a bright golden salad that basically tastes like all the best parts of food put together. Seriously, you’ve never had a salad quite like this before. The corn adds sweetness and summery flavor, the bacon bits add meatiness and crunch, and the cheddar cheese brings sharpness. With some creamy, tangy ranch and spicy jalapeño, Crack Corn Salad is truly addictive. You can whip up this dish in 10 minutes or less, and you’ll be doing just that over and over again!
IngredientsFor the dressing: • 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise • 1/2 cup sour cream • 1/3 cup whole milk • 1/4 cup buttermilk • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder • 2 cloves garlic, minced • 2 tablespoons lemon juice • 1 teaspoon fresh dill • salt, to taste • pepper, to taste For the salad: • 4 cups sweet corn • 12 slices bacon, cooked and finely chopped • 1/4 cup green onions, chopped • 1 jalapeño, finely diced • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded • juice of 1 lime • 1 teaspoon garlic powder • kosher salt, to taste • freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Combine the mayonnaise, sour cream, milk, buttermilk, onion powder, garlic, lemon juice, dill, and salt and pepper in a large bowl and stir.
Combine the sweet corn, the cooked bacon, the green onions, the jalapeño, 1/2 cup of the ranch dressing, the cheddar cheese, the lime juice, the garlic powder, the kosher salt, and the black pepper in a large bowl.
Stir until the ingredients are mixed together and well-coated.
Taste, and add more of the prepared ranch dressing to taste.