Listen, y’all. I’ll admit Summer is not my favorite season. Not by any stretch. It’s hot and I just don’t like the overwhelming humidity. But ya know what I do like? Easy Summertime meals like this yummy + easy Summertime Frito Salad.
What makes this salad special?
First off, it’s easy. Second, it’s a total guilty pleasure. Third, even my kids will eat it! So I suppose technically it’s only a salad in terms of ‘a bunch of items mixed together.’ You know, in the same way that tuna salad is a ‘salad’.
Honest to goodness, I personally love any salad that is not based in lettuce. It’s true! I just don’t love lettuce! Fruit salad? Yes. Pasta salad? Yep. Ham salad? Sure do love it! Rockne’s Firestone Salad (an Akron classic, if you ask me)? THE absolute best.
But I DO love a good delicious and simple Summertime salad! And, like I have said, this one meets all of the criteria for amazing. It’s fresh, tasty, and you won’t be able to stop yourself from going back for seconds!
Warning: It’s addictive, but not at all healthy!
If you are looking for something to bring to your potluck or end of Summer celebration, look no further than here. But if you are looking for something healthy, please don’t look at this! haha! I mean, seriously, this is NOT one of “those” meals! But it is delicious and it does switch up the normal potluck and mealtime routine.
This yummy + easy Summertime Frito salad will satisfy every craving!
- Fritos 9oz package
- 2/3 cup Sour Cream
- 1 Green pepper, diced
- 1 can of corn, drained (substitute fresh corn for a different take!)
- Cilantro (optional)
- 1 tbs chili powder
- 1 tbs onion powder
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- Dice the green pepper and combine in a large bowl with the drained corn.
- Combine the seasonings and the sour cream until well mixed.
- Add sour cream mixture to the green peppers and corn.
- Just before serving, add in the Fritos and fold to combine. Top with chopped cilantro for an extra special touch!
For an extra kick, mix in:
- Chopped green or black olives
- Minced jalapeno
- Diced red onion
- Diced tomato