Elote, or Grilled Mexican Street Corn, is an easy side dish topped with mayonnaise, crema, queso fresco, chili powder and lime.
Course Side
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Elote, How to Make Elote, Mexican Grilled Corn
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 181 kcal
Author Sabrina Snyder


  • 4 ears corn
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup cotija cheese , crumbled
  • 1 lime , cut into wedges
US Customary - Metric


  1. Add the corn to a pot of boiling water.
  2. Boil for 8-10 minutes then remove from the water and dry well with paper towels.

  3. Mix mayonnaise with sour cream and spread all over the corn.
  4. Mix together the chili powder, cayenne pepper and salt then sprinkle it all over the corn.
  5. Top with the cotija cheese then squeeze a wedge of lime over each ear of corn before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 181 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 464mg20%
Potassium 59mg2%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 421IU8%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 114mg11%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.