Grilled Mexican Street Corn: Make Ordinary Corn on the Cob Extraordinary With This Cotija, Lime & Cilantro Elote Recipe by Donna John

Vegetables Side Dishes
2 years ago

Grilled Mexican Street Corn: Make Ordinary Corn on the Cob Extraordinary With This Cotija, Lime & Cilantro Elote Recipe

Looking for a fresh and fun way to serve corn on the cob? Once you try this easy Mexican corn on the cob (elote) recipe, you will see ordinary corn on the cob turn extraordinary. If you want to make this easy elote recipe ahead of time, simply wrap the corn in foil and keep warm in the oven.

Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Servings: 4


  • 4 ears corn on the cob, shucked and cleaned
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • Cotija cheese
  • chopped fresh cilantro
  • lime wedges

Hereโ€™s how to make it:

  1. Grill the corn on an outdoor grill or in a very hot cast iron skillet until charred, about 8 minutes. Turn often.
  2. Dip the corn into the melted butter.
  3. Spread mayonnaise over the corn.
  4. Sprinkle with Cotija cheese and cilantro. Serve with lime wedges. 

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Gail Harris
Sure wish I lived nearby and could invite myself over for dinner. Every night @donna. You must sure love to cook. Your family is lucky.
Donna John
Well, sometimes they're lucky and sometimes ... I experiment a lot. :-) Wish you lived nearby, too. I'd love to feed you!
Elisa Schmitz
This sounds absolutely delish, Donna John , and so much fun to make and eat! ๐Ÿ˜€
Donna John
Now I'm craving this!

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