Summer time = Party time! I feel like every weekend there is a backyard BBQ, pool party, or in my case Block party! I went to my very first ever block party recently and made this light potluck corn salad which was Uh-maze-ing!

Okay, so like I said, this was my first block party and I was super pumped! I had never been to one growing up because:

  1. I grew up on a busy street
  2. The house were kind of far apart
  3. There weren’t many kids in the neighborhood

I was always so jealous when I would see the giant orange road closed signs, firetrucks, and tables full of food. When Joe and I bought and moved into our first home last July (one year ago?! Man, has time flown!) each week I would see the surrounding streets having their block parties and the green monster in me was roaring away. Basically, my fingers have been crossed for an entire year that we simply just missed ours. 

One day I came home and saw a pink slip in our front door, which I actually ignored for a couple days because I thought it was from a solicitor. When Joe finally brought the paper in and I saw that it was the invite to our streets block party… okay, I may have squealed… I know this sounds so juvenile and silly, but I was seriously so excited!

Obviously, I immediately thought about what I could bring and my mind went straight to a corn salad that I’ve had many times before at potlucks and get togethers. Once I did a little googling I found at all of the recipes called for shockingly large amounts of mayo, cheese and Fritos. Now, I am not against those ingredients — you know me, all foods fit in moderation — but I totally knew I could make it quite a bit less artery clogging. The final product? Light Potluck Corn Salad. 

Light Potluck Corn Salad with crushed Fritos

 

I’m super excited to share this recipe with you because it’s delicious and you seriously can’t even tell it’s “light”. 

As I hoped, the dish was a hit. I would HIGHLY recommend this recipe for you next back yard bbq, pool party, picnic, or even to make and dish up for lunches!

Light Potluck Corn Salad with Crushed Fritos in a Cast Iron DishWhat is your go-to recipe for when the invite says “bring a dish to pass”? I would love to hear!!

Happy Eating! 

-Colleen

Light Potluck Corn Salad
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Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 24, ½ cup servings
 
This light version of the classic Frito corn salad is the perfect dish for you next party or potluck! It has less calories and fat than the regular version without sacrificing any flavor.
Ingredients
  • 3 cans , 15 oz whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, diced
  • ½ cup red onion, diced
  • ¾ cup light mayo
  • 2 cups low fat, shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 oz Fritos, crushed (~3-4 cups)
Instructions
  1. Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl, mixing until combined
  2. Add mayo and coat evenly
  3. Fold in cheese
  4. Right before serving fold in ¾ of the Fritos, reserving remaining ¼ to sprinkle on top
  5. Serve chilled
Notes
It's best to let the salad sit for a few hours or overnight before serving to allow the flavors to combine.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ½ cup Calories: 112 Fat: 6.1g Carbohydrates: 9.1g Protein: 6g

10 minutes light potluck corn salad pinterest pint with nutrition info

Not planning any parties? Be sure to pin it to you Pinterest board for later!