Frito's Salad aka Redneck Salad
Hello, friends! One of my family's favorite things to do is throw some meat on the grill, throw together some delicious sides and enjoy dinner out on my parent's balcony. Some of our favorite BBQ sides are Shredded Bliss Salad and Jacked Up Asparagus.
Many years ago, we attended a family potluck up in North Carolina. Each family brought a dish to share and we all gathered around picnic tables chowing down and enjoying each other's company. I still remember my family members reactions when they first saw the salad my mom brought. You know that "WTH?" look people have? Pretty much everyone made that face when they saw what we affectionately refer to as Redneck Salad.
This delightful combination of corn, green peppers, onions, cheese, and mayo is often known as Frito Salad. Like many salads, it's not much of a looker but man are looks deceiving! When my extended family saw my brothers and I grab huge servings as this goodness it peeked their interest. Slowly but surely, more and more people tried it, and even went back for seconds! By the end of the picnic, the bowl was practically licked clean.
2 cans of corn, drained
1/2 red onion, diced
1 medium sized green paper, diced
2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup of mayo
1 bag of BBQ or Chili Cheese Frito's
Place the corn, onion and green pepper in a medium sized bowl.
Mix in the cheese and mayonnaise until well combined.
Stir in Frito's just before serving.
This salad is insanely good. Who would have ever thought that cheese, mayonnaise and Frito's would be such a great combination?
For the record: I hate mayo. With a passion. And I LOVE this salad!
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