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Classic Mexican Street Corn (Elote)

A classic Mexican street food, this corn on the cob is charred on the grill, then slathered in mayo, and topped with tangy Cotija cheese, chili powder and cilantro. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 2 Servings
Calories: 218kcal
Author: Laura


  • 2 medium ears of sweet corn husks removed
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp cotija cheese crumbled
  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder or paprika
  • Fresh lime wedges


  • Grill the corn on the barbecue or boil until tender. Allow to cool slightly.
  • Slather with mayo. Sprinkle on the cotija cheese, cilantro and chili powder. Finish with a spritz of lime. Serve.


Calories: 218kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 299mg | Potassium: 243mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 388IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 1mg