Elote (Mexican Street Corn) Recipe



As we soak up the last of the dog days of summer and the final month of corn season, we’re sharing our elote recipe to bring some of the delicious flavors of Mexico into your kitchen! Elote is a typical street food that originated in Mexico City, and is often served on a stick. The word “elote” evolved from the Nahuatl word “elotitutl,” which translates to “tender cob.” This Mexican street corn recipe is full of flavor and is the perfect backyard barbecue dish to enjoy in the final days of summer.



  • 4 ears of corn
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup crumbled cotija cheese (can sub parmesan cheese if necessary)
  • 1 lime
  • Chili powder to taste (we love Tajín because it has the salt component already included)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro



  1. Prepare corn on the cob as you normally would by boiling or grilling
  2. Let the corn cool to the touch then use a pastry brush to apply mayonnaise
  3. Coat on the cotija cheese
  4. Squeeze lime on the corn
  5. Sprinkle on the chili powder and salt to taste
  6. Top with cilantro


¡Buen provecho!




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