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Mexican-style Street Corn on the Cob

Elotes callejeros are grilled corn ears sold by vendors on the streets of Mexico. Once grilled, they dress corn on the cob with a mixture of creamy mayonnaise and fresh lime juice and sprinkle them with queso Cotija or queso fresco, cilantro, and chili powder. Trust me: this is corn elevated to the next level.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Appetizers, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Diet: Gluten Free
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Servings: 6
Calories: 312kcal
Author: Enri


  • 6 corn ears
  • 3/4 cup Hellmann’s Mayonnaise
  • 3 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • cup Cotija cheese grated
  • cup Cacique Ranchero Queso Fresco finely crumbled
  • Chili powder
  • Fresh cilantro leaves chopped


  • Peel corn ears and soak them for 15 minutes in salted water.
  • Preheat a cast-iron grilling pan. Lightly grease it with a brush.
  • In a bowl, mix the mayonnaise with the lime juice.
  • Grill the cobs for 5 minutes, turning them to cook them evenly. Let them char slightly.
  • Take the corn cobs out of the heat.
  • With a brush, spread the mayonnaise with the lime juice to cover corn cobs.
  • Cover with both Cotija cheese and queso fresco.
  • Sprinkle with chili powder and fresh cilantro.


Calories: 312kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 377mg | Potassium: 262mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 258IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 87mg | Iron: 1mg