Easy Peruvian Grilled Street Corn Recipe: A Flavorful Twist on Elote by 30Seconds Food

Easy Peruvian Grilled Street Corn Recipe: A Flavorful Twist on Elote

Similar to Mexican street corn, this easy Peruvian street corn recipe features a spicy pepper sauce. In Peru they would use an aji verde sauce. Aji verde is a Peruvian green hot sauce that's made with cilantro, garlic and aji amarillo, a hot pepper popular in Peru. Because they are hard to find, we've substituted jalapeno peppers.

If you like elote, you will love this flavorful grilled street corn vegetable side. This corn recipe is the perfect side dish to serve with Peruvian chicken. A flavorful Latin dinner is served to your family in no time.

If your family prefers their corn off the cob, simply grill the corn, cut in carefully off the cob then drizzle it with the green pepper sauce and sprinkle with the cheese.

Cuisine: Peruvian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 to 6


  • 4 - 6 ears corn on the cob, shucked
  • olive oil
  • 1/4 cup queso fresco or cotija cheese

Aji Sauce

  • 2 jalapenos (remove ribs and seeds for a less spicy sauce)
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro
  • 2 cloves garlic 
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/3 cup sour cream or plain yogurt 

Here's how to make it: 

  1. To make the corn, brush it with olive oil. Put the corn on a preheated indoor grill or outdoor grill and cook, turning often, until it just begins to char, about 10 minutes. 
  2. To make the aji sauce, combine all the ingredients in a blender. Pulse until smooth. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. To serve the corn, drizzle with the aji sauce and sprinkle with the cheese. 

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Elisa Schmitz
This is just genius. Can't wait for grill weather here in Chicago! #yum
This looks so amazing.

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