Grilled Mexican Street Corn Recipe.

Grilled Mexican Street Corn Recipe

Grilled Mexican Street Corn Recipe.

Grilled Mexican Street Corn

Grilled Mexican Street Corn (Elote Recipe)

Laura MarianoLaura Mariano
Mexican Street Corn, or "elute," is sweet corn on the cob dipped in a tangy, spicy cream sauce and topped with crumbled Cotija cheese and cilantro.
5 from 11 votes
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 8 cobs of corn
Calories 220 kcal


  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper powder, for garnish
  • 1/2 cup cotija cheese (crumbled)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice (plus lemon wedges for serving)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 garlic clove, finely minced
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped cilantro (reserve some for garnish)
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 8 corn cobs


  • Husk and roll the corn into a single heavy-duty layer to completely enclose the corn, then grill the corn in foil.
  • In a small bowl, combine sour cream, mayonnaise, cilantro, minced garlic, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, cumin, and 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice. Stir the mixture and set aside.
  • Partially loosen the corn to cool for a few minutes before applying the sauce. Keep tin foil under the corn to use for serving the corn.
  • Using a roasting brush, generously brush with sauce and generously sprinkle with Cotija cheese. Garnish with chili powder and coriander. Served with lemon wedges.
Keyword elote, grilled Mexican corn, Mexican street corn
Laura Mariano

Written by Laura Mariano

Laura Mariano is a food blogger who founded Recipes By to make cooking easier. Growing up on a farm in Spain, Laura was inspired by exquisite dishes prepared using simple ingredients. Laura Mariano is particularly known for making anyone can cook.


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  1. 5 stars
    Haven’t tried this way yet, but here in SoCal we buy it on the street and it’s made with butter, mayo, garlic salt, parmesan cheese, and chile powder.
    P.S. Have tried many of your recipes and love them!

  2. 5 stars
    I love all of your recipes, I have cooked some, thanks so much. I just wish all of your recipes would include a video to view 🙂🙂

  3. 5 stars
    This has become my absolute favorite way to eat corn! It is the perfect side dish for just about anything we throw on the grill!

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