Easy Mexican Street Corn

Easy Mexican Street Corn, also known as Elote, is a classic Mexican street food dish that features grilled corn on the cob slathered in a creamy and tangy sauce, then topped with a blend of savory spices and cheese. Here’s a description of this delightful dish:

Easy Mexican Street Corn is a vibrant and flavorful dish that showcases the perfect balance of sweet, savory, tangy, and spicy flavors. The juicy kernels of corn are elevated by the creamy and tangy sauce made from mayonnaise and sour cream, while the crumbly cotija cheese adds a delightful salty contrast. The sprinkle of chili powder or Tajin seasoning provides a kick of heat and enhances the overall taste experience. Served hot off the grill or stove, this dish is a beloved favorite at summer barbecues, picnics, and outdoor gatherings. It’s a delicious way to enjoy the flavors of Mexico right in your own home!


  • 2 corn remove husks
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise (or as desired)
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream (or equal parts if you use more mayo)
  • 2 teaspoons Tajin seasoning (or more as desired)
  • ¼ cup cotija cheese
  • Lime wedges for serving


In a large pot add in about 6 cups of salted water. Bring to a boil and add in corn. Cover the pot, turn off the heat and allow the corn to sit in the hot water for 10 minutes.
Remove corn from the pot allow it to cool, and push a wooden skewer into the corn. In a small bowl, mix together the mayo and sour cream.
Brush the mayonnaise mix generously on the sides of the corn.
Spoon Tajin seasoning over the corn, then sprinkle cotija cheese on top. Serve with lime wedges.

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