Elote (Mexican Street Corn)

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Elote is a favorite summer BBQ treat! Caramelized grilled corn is slathered with a sauce made from Mexican crema, then sprinkled with cotija cheese and cilantro. Butter may be good, but this corn...


  • 4 ears of corn
  • 1/2 cup Mexican Crema
  • 1/4 cup grated cotija + extra for serving (see Ann’s Tips)
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro + extra for serving (see Ann’s Tips)
  • 2  cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder(optional)
  • 1/2 lime juiced

Nutrition Facts


212 cals


9 g

Saturated Fat

5 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

1 g

Monounsaturated Fat

3 g


32 g


6 g


4 g


7 g


136 mg


  1. Grill or roast the corn until lightly charred all over - it should not be burnt.
  2. Meanwhile in a bowl mix together the Crema, cotija cilantro, garlic, chili powder and lime juice until well blended.
  3. Brush the hot corn generously with the sauce. Sprinkle with extra cotija cheese and cilantro. If you like spicy sprinkle with extra chili too.

Chef Tips

You can use crumbled feta instead of cotija

If you are a cilantro hater, use a 50/50 blend of chopped parsley and mint.

Registered Dietitian Approved

All our recipes are created by chefs and reviewed by our oncology-trained staff Registered Dietitian, Kate Ueland, MS, RD, to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and meets the standards set by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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