Elote Recipe–Easy Mexican Street Corn at Home

This Mexican Street Corn Elote Recipe is part of a sponsored collaboration with Vive Mejor and Knorr. All opinions and photos are my own. 

Hello! Today I’m recreating one of my favorite Mexican snacks or side dishes – Mexican Street Corn aka Elotes. It’s a super easy recipe you can make a little lighter than the original.  And I’m excited because even though I love it –  I’ve never made an authentic version at home!

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If you’re not familiar Elotes = Mexican Street Corn = epic corn on the cob slathered with butter, mayo, cheese and chili. Sometimes you’ll see it served with cilantro, lime, cotija cheese or other toppings but the way I bought it growing up was mainly that combo.

Oh and – if you’re not familiar with elotes… you’re probably not familiar with the Elote Man aka the guy slinging this amazing snack! He would walk through the neighborhood pushing a cart and honking a horn to get customers attention. Inside the cart he’d have a huge pot of boiled corn and around it would be all the toppings: butter, mayo, cheese, chili, etc. When you bought an elote he’d use big metal tongs to grab a corn out of the water and stick a wooden stick in it. Then, he’d pile it up with all the toppings and hand it over dripping with all the delicious flavors melting together.

Today I made elotes at home and it was so good! This might be a new staple for me!

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I was inspired by this Grilled Street Corn Recipe – but made a few swaps to make it a little lighter…

Instead of grilling – I boiled it in the bouillon. This made the entire corn cob extra juicy and flavorful.

Instead of sour cream – I used greek yogurt. This made it lower calorie but still creamy.

I used extra lime and cilantro because I love those flavors.

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Mexican Street Corn – Elotes Recipe


6 ears corn-on-the-cob

1 Knorr® Chicken flavor Bouillon cube

2 tsp. grated lime peel
2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/3 cup Hellmann’s® or Best Foods® Avocado Oil with a hint of Lime Mayonnaise Dressing
1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
1 Tbsp. ancho chili powder

Salt & Pepper

1 cup finely grated Cotija cheese


Fill stock pot with water and 2 bouillon cubes – bring to boil. When it starts to boil add corn on the cob. Cook for 8-10 minutes.

While it’s boiling prepare the sauce…

Combine – mayo, greek yogurt, lime, lime peel, cilantro and chili in a bowl. Stir well. Add salt and pepper as needed to taste.

When corn is done – remove and pat dry. Spread sauce over corn and top with cotija cheese. Serve with extra lime and chili.


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Check out – Logramascontucocina.com  for more information, tips and fitness conscious cooking recipes. 

Get the Elote Recipe in Spanish here: Maiz Asado Elote Recipe

I want to try the Chimchurri Portobello Rice Recipe next!

Question: Have you ever had Elotes / Mexican Street Corn?

Is there a dish you grew up with that’s kinda unique to where you lived??


[This Mexican Street Corn (Elote) recipe is part of a sponsored collaboration with Vive Mejor and Knorr. All opinions and photos are my own.]

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