Mexican Corn on the Cob (Elote)

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Mexican Corn on the Cob, also known as Elote, a popular street food in Mexico, is made with grilled or boiled corn on the cob that is smothered in a creamy sauce made of mayonnaise, sour cream or Mexican crema, Parmesan cheese, and lime juice. The corn is then sprinkled with fresh cilantro and additional crumbled cheese before serving, providing a delicious sweet, spicy and tangy flavor. Elote can also be served as an appetizer or a side dish, typically with grilled meats or tacos.

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Mexican Corn on the Cob (Elote)

Recipe by Recipe CookCourse: Dinner, LunchCuisine: MexicanDifficulty: Beginner


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  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise

  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro

  • 2 tbsp. lime juice

  • 1-2 minced garlic cloves (to taste)

  • 4 ears of corn, husks and silk removed

  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese or 1/2 cup crumbled cotija cheese


  • Combine first four ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Spread on warm corn on the cob and sprinkle corn completely with cheese.