Vegan Street Corn Pasta Salad (Ready in 15-minutes)

June 1, 2018

Appetizers and Sides

By: Chris Petrellese 

An easy to make Mexican street corn inspired pasta salad perfect for picnics and barbecues.

mexican street corn pasta salad in two bowls with garnishes and forks

Now that barbecue season is in full effect, I thought it would be appropriate to share this Mexican street corn inspired pasta salad recipe. It’s extremely simple to make and can be ready in less than 15 minutes. All of the ingredients are also very affordable so you can whip up a large batch of this to share with all of your friends and family at your next summer BBQ or picnic.

Vegetable ingredients for street corn pasta on a marble board.

This recipe is part of our cooking challenge series on YouTube. Jasmine and I went head to head to create recipes with a focus on corn. Coincidently enough, we both made recipes revolving around street corn. I guess we are on the same wavelength! This recipe is inspired by my love for pasta salad. Growing up, it was always my favorite side dish with potato salad coming in a close second. If potato salad is more of your jam, we recently released a bomb AF recipe that you can find here.

Close up shot of street corn pasta salad in a ceramic bowl with vegan parmesan cheese and spiral noodles

One of my favorite things about this recipe is the simplicity of ingredients and process to make it. Everything can be sourced for cheap at your local grocery store and it can be made it less than 15 minutes! Talk about a win-win. We are so excited for you to try it!

Macro shot of vegan spiral pasta with mexican street corn inspiration and parmesan cheese.

Jasmine’s recipe is also a must-try! She made a vegan street corn dip (pictured below) that is perfect for parties, to spread on sandwiches, or to eat by the spoonful! You can check hers out here!

Street corn dip with chips and vegetables on a marble board

If you make this recipe, let us know what you think in the comments below! + If you post any photos on Instagram, make sure you tag us @sweetsimplevegan and @consciouschris so that we don’t miss it, we love seeing your photos!

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Vegan Street Corn Pasta Salad

  • Author: Chris @ Sweet Simple Vegan
  • Total Time: 13 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings


In less than 15 minutes you can enjoy this simple and delicious vegan street corn pasta salad. It’s the perfect budget-friendly side to bring to BBQ’s & Picnics all summer long!


  • 16 oz fusilli pasta
  • 2 1/2 cups corn kernels, roasted
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4 red onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup vegan mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup plain unsweetened vegan yogurt
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 3 tablespoons vegan Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper, or to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic, diced


  1. Prepare pasta according to package directions. Drain and cool.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together vegan mayonnaise, plain unsweetened vegan yogurt, lime juice, vegan parmesan cheese, fresh cilantro, chili powder, black pepper, and garlic.
  3. Add in the cooked pasta along with the remaining ingredients and stir to fully coat.
  4. Garnish with additional vegan parmesan, corn kernels, and fresh cilantro. Serve and enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Category: Pasta, Salad
  • Cuisine: Vegan

Keywords: Appetizers, Salad, Sides, Cinco de Mayo, Entree, Pasta, Vegan Party

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  1. Zayn says:

    Looks so yummy!!! I will be making this for dinner tomorrow.Please, check out my blog at

  2. Robin Fusiak says:

    This is an awesome pasta salad. Easy to make. I did not use yogurt and just added a bit more mayonaise. These taste is spicey but not overly. Very different from the same old pasta salad.

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