Mexican street corn

Mexican street corn, also known as elote, is a delicious and flavorful dish that’s easy to make. Here’s a simple recipe for making Mexican street corn at home:


  • 4 ears of corn, husked
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream or Mexican crema
  • 1/2 cup crumbled cotija cheese (or feta cheese)
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges


  1. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Place the husked ears of corn directly on the grill grates and cook, turning occasionally, until the corn is tender and lightly charred, about 8-10 minutes.
  3. While the corn is grilling, in a small bowl, mix together the mayonnaise and sour cream (or Mexican crema) until well combined.
  4. Once the corn is cooked, remove it from the grill and allow it to cool slightly.
  5. Using a pastry brush or spoon, spread the mayonnaise and sour cream mixture evenly over each ear of corn.
  6. Sprinkle the crumbled cotija cheese (or feta cheese) over the mayonnaise mixture, then sprinkle with chili powder.
  7. Garnish the corn with chopped fresh cilantro and serve immediately with lime wedges on the side.
  8. Squeeze lime juice over the corn just before eating, if desired.
  9. Enjoy your delicious homemade Mexican street corn!

This Mexican street corn recipe is perfect for serving as a side dish at your next barbecue or as a tasty snack any time of year. It’s easy to make and bursting with flavor!

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