Mexican Corn (Elote)

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 4
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Mexican Corn is a unique, tasty way to dress up the bounty of fresh summer corn. A heaping dose of spicy and savory make this side dish absolutely unforgettable!


  • 4 corn on the cob
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup sour cream or crema
  • 1/2 teaspoon ancho chile powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro chopped, plus extra for serving
  • 1/2 cup cotija cheese or feta cheese
  • lime wedges


  • Preheat grill to medium heat.
  • On a plate, mix mayonnaise, sour cream, chile powder, cumin and cilantro.
  • Brush corn with olive oil and season with salt & pepper to taste.
  • Grill 8-12 minutes or until cooked and lightly browned.
  • Roll or brush corn in the mayonnaise mixture and sprinkle with cheese.
  • Serve with lime.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 323, Carbohydrates: 18g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 27g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 34mg, Sodium: 361mg, Potassium: 282mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 440IU, Vitamin C: 6.1mg, Calcium: 114mg, Iron: 0.8mg