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Mexican street corn with mayonnaise, crema, cotija cheese and chili powder.

Mexican Street Corn

This Mexican street corn, also known as elote, is grilled corn on the cob coated in a creamy mixture of mayonnaise, crema, cotija cheese and chili powder. The ultimate summer side dish that always gets rave reviews!
Course Side
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 210kcal
Author Sara Welch


  • 8 ears corn on the cob shucked
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup Mexican crema or sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 cup cotija cheese finely grated
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves chopped


  • Preheat a grill to medium heat. Brush the oil over the corn cobs.
  • Grill the corn for 8-10 minutes, turning occasionally until cooked through.
  • While the corn is cooking, whisk together the mayonnaise, crema and lime juice in a small bowl.
  • Let the corn cool for 5 minutes. Brush the mayonnaise mixture all over the corn.
  • Sprinkle the cotija cheese, chili powder and cilantro leaves over the corn, then serve.


Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 272mg | Potassium: 253mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 390IU | Vitamin C: 7.3mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 0.6mg