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Nothing screams summer food more than some sweet corn on the cob! This Elotes  street corn recipe bursts with juicy, limey and savory flavors all packed in one bite. Finish it off with some tajin and freshly chopped cilantro and you have a winning dish. Best of all it’s super easy to make!  

Step 1: How to elevate an ordinary corn recipe

First prep the corn.  Peel the leafy layers down but do not pull them completely off.  Clean it nicely by removing the looser leaves and thin hairs.  Pull the leaves back over the corn and twist the tips

Preheat the grill to 350 degrees and set it for indirect heat.  Place the wrapped corn cobs on the grill and let them cook for about 30-45 minutes until they are fork soft.

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Step 2: How to make real elotes street corn

The secret to an elotes street corn is in the toppings.  Start with mixing together the creamy sauce.  In a mixing bowl, add equal parts mayo and sour cream, freshly squeezed lime juice and sprinkle in tajin seasoning.  Mix it all together and set aside.

You will also need some crumbled Cojita cheese and freshly chopped cilantro.

Elotes toppings

Once the corn is nice and tender, peal back the leaves.  Brush the corn with the creamy sauce first, add the crumbled cheese, sprinkle more tajin seasoning or Valentina hot sauce and top with cilantro.  Before eating this amazingly delicious elotes street corn, squeeze from lime juice over it and enjoy!

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5 from 2 votes

Elotes Street Corn

This Elotes  street corn recipe burst with juicy, limey and savory flavors all packed in one bite. Best of all it's super easy to make.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4 People

Ingredients 

  • 3 Corn on the cob
  • 1/2 cup Mayo
  • 1/2 cup Sour cream
  • 1 batch Cilantro
  • 2 Limes
  • 1/2 tbsp Tajin

Instructions 

  • Peel the leafy layers down but do not pull them completely off.  Clean it nicely by removing the looser leaves and thin hairs.  Pull the leaves back over the corn and twist the tips
  • Preheat the grill to 350 degrees and set it for indirect heat.  Place the wrapped corn cobs on the grill and let them cook for about 30-45 minutes until they are fork soft.
  • In a mixing bowl, add equal parts mayo and sour cream, freshly squeezed lime juice and sprinkle in tajin seasoning.  Mix it all together and set aside.
  • Crumble the Cojita cheese and chop a batch of cilantro.
  • Once the corn is nice and tender, peal back the leaves.  Cover the corn with the creamy sauce first, add the crumbled cheese, sprinkle more tajin seasoning and top with cilantro.  Before eating this amazingly delicious elotes street corn, squeeze from lime juice over it
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  1. 5 stars
    So delicious and easy to make. This is the perfect side dish for the various taco recipes on this site, or is even good as a snack on its own. Will continue to make this one time and time again.