Mexican Street Corn (Elote)

Mexican Street Corn (Elote)

Mexican street corn (Elote) is a combination of grilled corn tossed in a creamy sauce to create a Tex-Mex style side dish. It is incredibly easy to make and even more flavorful. Once you have crafted this masterpiece you’ll never look at plain corn the same again. 

Elote is the Spanish word for corn and is synonymous for this style of street corn. This recipe can also be made with the corn removed from the cobb. Everything will be done the same way however after the corn is grilled remove it from the cobb. 


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Fire up your grill on medium -medium high heat. While you grill is preheating mix all of your remaining ingredients. Rest in refrigerator until the corn is completely cooked. Top with crema and additional chili powder for extra flavor.  That’s it Mexican street corn (Elote) is now all yours. Enjoy!

Mexican Street Corn (Elotes)

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: corn, Elotes, Mexican Street Corn
Servings: 4 people


  • 4 Ears of corn
  • 1/4 cup Mayo
  • 1/4 cup Crema or sour cream
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup cotija cheese
  • 1 tsp chili powder more if you like
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • Salt to taste


  • Grill corn
  • Mix all ingredients leaving chili powder and 1/2 the cotija cheese in reserve.
  • Spread mixture over corn with a spoon or brush and top with sprinkle of chili powder, cotija cheese and fresh squeezed lime juice

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