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Mexican Corn

Mexican corn is also known as elotes or Mexican street corn, but whatever you call it, it's delicious! Charred grilled corn is tossed with a creamy, spicy sauce, cotija cheese, and a squeeze of fresh lime juice. 
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: corn, corn recipe, easy side dish, grilling recipe
Servings: 4
Calories: 137kcal
Author: Kasey Schwartz


  • 5 ears fresh corn on the cob husked
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp sour cream
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ cup cotija cheese
  • ¼ cup cilantro chopped


  • Preheat the grill to high heat. Brush the corn with vegetable oil and grill until slightly charred, about 3 minutes per side. Remove and let cool. Once cool, cut off the kernels and place into a large mixing bowl.
  • Add remaining ingredients to the corn and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste.


Calories: 137kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 292mg | Potassium: 50mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 449IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 107mg | Iron: 1mg