mexican street corn

Plan on having a Taco Tuesday?! This Mexican Street Corn, sometimes called by its Spanish name, elotes, is the perfect side to compliment your fiesta! It’s a perfect summer dish and a great way to spice up some corn on the cob while it is in season.

Serves: 2IMG_1966
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes


2 ears of corn
2 tablespoons sour cream
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 lime, halved
3 tablespoons cotija cheese, crumbled
1 tablespoon parmesan cheese, grated
1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped

Make it your own: Add some red pepper for some extra heat, or use taco seasoning to add a deep blend of spices.


  1. Combine sour cream, mayonnaise, chili powder, and juice from ½ lime in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Grill corn for about 7-8 minutes, or until it has nice char marks.
  3. Spread sour cream mixture evenly over corn.
  4. Combine parmesan cheese, cotija cheese, and cilantro in small bowl.
  5. Sprinkle cheese and cilantro mixture over corn.
  6. Use remaining ½ lime to serve lime wedges with the corn.
  7. Enjoy and be sure to have lots of napkins ready!


Tip: If you don’t have a grill or live in an apartment, like me, simply use a cast iron skillet to achieve the grill marks while cooking indoors!

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