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Elote- Mexican grilled street corn on a plate
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Elote- Mexican Street Corn

Grilled Mexican Street Corn, also known as Elote. This char-grilled corn is Mexican Corn on the cob slathered in a delicious sauce made of mayo, chile powder, paprika, and chipotle, and lime! Then sprinkled with cheese--queso fresca or cotija! Then garnished with more lime and cilantro (optional) for a tangy, spiced, delicious street food, that makes the perfect summer side.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: elote, elote recipe, grilled corn
Servings: 6
Calories: 198kcal
Author: Rachael


  • Grill


  • 6 ears Sweet Corn husks removed
  • 1/2 cup Mexican Crema can substitute sour cream
  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 Tablespoon lime juice fresh
  • 3-5 drops Doterra Lime Essential Oil or sub with an additional TBS of fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup Cotija or sub for Queso Fresco and a little salt


  • Preheat grill to 400 degrees F
  • Remove husks from corn, and place directly on grill grates, grill for 3-4 minutes per side, until slightly browned. Once cooked on all sides, remove from grill.
  • Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine Mexican Crema, Mayonnaise, Garlic, Lime Juice, and Doterra Lime Oil and stir together well. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl combine chili powder, chipotle powder, and paprika, set aside.
  • Crumble cotija or queso fresco, and set aside.
  • When corn is done being grilled, slather the sauce on all sides of the corn, then liberally sprinkle with spice mix and cheese. Garnish with fresh lime juice and/or cilantro, and enjoy warm.


  • Feel free to make substitutions: Sour cream for Mexican Crema, Fresh Lime Juice for Doterra Oil, Queso Fresco and Salt for Cotija
  • Watch your corn closely, you want a slight char, but don't want to overcook or burn your cobs.
  • Doterra Lime Oil is the recommended, for the best flavor and benefits. 


Calories: 198kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 342mg | Potassium: 24mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 248IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 97mg | Iron: 1mg