Best Mexican Street Corn aka Elote Recipe

 Best Mexican Street Corn aka Elote Recipe: Sweet corn topped with crumbly cotija cheese and sprinkled with just the right amount of spice.  The best corn you’ve ever had guaranteed! 


Elote Recipe


I love enjoying fresh sweet corn from the farmer’s market in the summer. In my opinion, corn is perfect on it’s own or with just a hint of butter and salt.


However, this elote recipe is something else! When I saw the recipe floating around Pinterest I knew I needed to try it. It didn’t disappoint!

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The garlic mayo is creamy, the cotija cheese is crumbly, and the chili powder hits you at the end! SO good! You need to try it this elote recipe before summer ends!

Elote Recipe

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Best Mexican Street Corn Recipe
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Serves: 6 Ears
Best Mexican Street Corn aka Elote Recipe: Sweet corn topped with crumbly cotija cheese and sprinkled with just the right amount of spice. The best corn you've ever had guaranteed!
  • 6 Ears Fresh Sweet Corn
  • 6 Tablespoons Mayonnais
  • ½ Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 Cup Cotija Cheese, Crumbled
  • 6 Tablespoons Fresh Cilantro, Roughly Chopped
  • 1 Teaspoon Chipotle Chili Powder
  • 2 Limes, Quartered
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place corn in husks directly on the oven rack. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until fork tender.
  2. While corn is cooking, in a small bowl combine garlic powder and mayonnaise.
  3. When corn is done brush with garlic mayo. Roll in cotija cheese.
  4. Sprinkle with cilantro and chili powder.
  5. Squeeze with fresh lime juice if desired.


 Mexican Street Corn aka Elote Recipe Adapted via Little Spice Jar

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  1. These look delish! The blueberry mojitos sound perfect with this!
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  2. Oh boy this looks incredible. I have been trying to add some new sides to my meal plan and this is just perfect, my family is going to love this!

  3. Wow! That looks indulgent in the best possible way. I think I’ll be making this on Father’s Day. Thanks for sharing a cool idea.
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  4. Ericka Thompson-Smith says:

    I just made this corn and its sooooooo good!! THANK YOU!!


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