Take-out Tuesday, Roasted Corn Salad Cups

The glorious weather we’ve been having in the South

was begging for a food and friends gathering on the patio

late Saturday afternoon

I made a super simple super tasty appetizer that is fantastic for outdoor entertaining

A crunchy salad with roasted corn served in a Scoop tortilla chip bowl

These are not only light and totally tasty,

they are easy for guests to grab and pop in their mouths


they are not mayonnaise based so it’s safe to leave them sitting out

I am currently crushing on the new bag salad combos available now

Fresh Express Sunflower Crisp is my favorite

It is a coleslaw/lettuce mix with carrots, crisp edamame, sunflower seeds,

and it comes with a delightful sweet onion vinaigrette

I added the kernels from 2 roasted ears of corn

and filled Tostitos Scoops mini chip bowls

Easy, healthy, light, your guests will rave!

You can drizzle them with a Lime Crema if desired,

but I found them delicious with just the dressing included in the salad bag

Possibilities are endless too,

this mix would be wonderful as a topping for beef or chicken tacos

tucked inside a lettuce wrap

Even a garnish or topping for fish or shrimp


A BBQ Pork Quesadilla!

Sunday night’s supper was a quesadilla

made with leftover BBQ pork

and roasted corn salad from the party

I put some corn salad inside and on top!

Roasted Corn Salad Cups

Salad in a bag is mixed with roasted corn and put in a corn chip for an easy yet fancy party app!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American


Corn Salad Cups

  • 2 ears fresh corn, roasted*
  • 1 bag Fresh Express Sunflower Crisp Salad mix
  • Mini scoop chips like Tostitos Scoops

Lime Crema

  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2-3 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • garlic salt to taste


Corn Salad Cups

  • Stand corn upright in a deep salad bowl and cut kernels off cob with a knife, starting at the tip of the cob and slicing down. The kernels will fall directly into the bowl. Use the tip of your knife to break up any large sections, the kernels will further separate after tossing.
  • Add salad and included topping ingredients to corn kernels. Toss with provided dressing.
  • About 1 hour before serving, fill scoops with salad mix and arrange on a serving tray or platter. Drizzle with Lime Crema if desired. Making these a little ahead of time will allow the chips to soften just a bit.

Lime Crema

  • Mix together and taste to adjust seasoning. Add more lime juice if you want it thinner. Drizzle over salads.


*put unhusked corn directly on oven rack and roast for 1 hour at 375 degrees. Husk when cool enough to handle
Any leftover salad keeps well refrigerated overnight and retains it’s crunch even the next day!
Use this mix to top tacos, fish, or to fill lettuce wraps. You can also serve it as a dip and let guest do their own scooping
Keyword bag salad, buffet, corn salad, corn salad cup, easy appetizer, salad cup

BBQ Pork Quesadilla with Roasted Corn Salad

Prep Time 10 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican, Southern
Servings 2


  • 1 large flour tortilla
  • cooked pulled pork or chopped pork or meat from leftover ribs
  • 1/4 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1 cup Roasted Corn Salad
  • 1/2 T butter
  • olive oil


  • Melt butter in a large skillet with olive oil over medium heat.  Add tortilla and push down to coat bottom side, then immediately flip to coat other side.
  • Let tortilla cook until bottom is golden and beginning to crisp.
  • Remove tortilla and place on a work surface golden side up.  Place meat in an even layer over 1/2 of tortilla.  Drizzle evenly with BBQ sauce and then top with salad.  Fold the remaining half of tortilla over filling.  It will look like a giant taco with the uncooked side out.
  • Return to skillet and cook until bottom side crisps and then flip over and cook the other side.  Cut in half or 1/4s and serve with additional salad on top if desired.
Keyword BBQ Pork Quesadilla with corn salad, BBQ sandwich wrap, corn salad, pork and corn taco, quesadilla

Tomorrow I will share pictures of the patio party

and instructions for making a flowering cactus!

Summer fun has just begun!

🌽 🥗 🌽

I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Meal Plan Monday  Dishing it & Digging it,   Between Naps on the Porch,

Merry Monday   Make it Pretty Monday    Celebrate and Decorate,

Tasty Tuesday   Oh My Heartsie Girl  Full Plate Thursday

Thursday Favorite Things  Creatively Crafty   Home Matters 

Weekend Potluck   Sweet Inspirations   Happiness is Homemade

43 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Roasted Corn Salad Cups”
  1. Our weather has been perfect for outdoor entertaining. The roasted corn salad cups look fabulous, I may do this for Memorial Day. I am amazed at how you entertain with such ease, Jenna! I think we have jumped into hot summer weather this week and next! Happy Tuesday!

  2. This is definitely a keeper. I love salads you can eat in a wonton and a scoop would even be easier! And I especially love salads you can leave out, even in the heat, for a party or whatever. I never make mayo potato salad in the summer, just in case we get to having fun and forget to put it back!

  3. Sharon Mann says:

    What a great idea and so easy. My kind of appetizer. I love your presentation.

  4. pattyanneart says:

    So many great ideas!! Those cute little cups look so delicious too.

  5. I think you are related to Betty Crocker, as you come up with such amazing recipes Jenna. I can’t wait to try these little appetizers. Pretty and edible. Hugs

  6. Jill Kuhn says:

    I love the Salad Express bags too! Great idea to put them in a tortilla scoop! Yours look yummy with the added corn too. My favorite is the Sesame Ginger. I always add extra veggies and sometimes chicken if I am making a complete meal out of it. 😊

  7. thefrenchhutch says:

    I love this corn salad dish and how easy it is! Looks delicious and I have to try this one. A wonderful menu for your friends to enjoy and how creative your melon centerpiece. We better enjoy the weather, it’s getting so hot already. Surprisingly hot for May………

  8. Michelle says:

    This looks so delicious and so easy!! Our family reunion is coming up so I may have to make these. We’ve been having some wonderful, yet hot and humid days here in Virginia. Today and tomorrow is supposed to be less humid, thank goodness! 🙂

  9. I was just telling my co-worker I’m ready for some nice fresh corn on the cob:@)

  10. Jodi says:

    One of these days I’m coming to hang out and eat with you!!!!! <3 🙂

  11. yum, yum, yum….I am anxious to be eating outdoors and enjoying the warm weather – it is slowly coming to us!!

  12. Benita says:

    Love the look of those corn salad cups! Your recipes always look delicious and aren’t so complicated that the average cook like me can’t make them! Hugs!

  13. Nancy says:

    What a fabulous appetizer! You are such an awesome and creative Chef! And I love how you enjoy entertaining! I sure wish I lived closer to you!

  14. Rita C. says:

    Another great (and easy!) one. Thanks, Jenna – pinned!

  15. indah nuria says:

    I love to try it myself! Looks super yum and easy to make. Thanks for sharing it with us..

  16. marilyn1998 says:

    Thank you for sharing at #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Pinned and shared.

  17. Miz Helen says:

    Your Corn Salad Cups look delicious! Thanks for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and have a great week!
    Miz Helen

  18. Stacey Keeling says:

    Oh my goodness, this is such a great idea! I’m definitely going to try this one. 🙂

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