Mexican Street Corn

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  • Mexican Street Corn – Grilled corn that’s charred to perfection and topped with a delicious crema sauce, fresh cilantro and crumbled cotija cheese. So much flavor and takes just 20 minutes to make. This Mexican corn recipe takes your typical corn side dish to a whole new level!

    Mexican street corn

    Mexican Corn

    During the summer, we love to make lots of easy and delicious recipes on the grill. We recently tried cooking Mexican street corn on the grill and it was DELICIOUS! There’s just something about the grill that brings out the fresh flavor and makes veggies (or really anything) taste extra yummy. This Mexican corn is charred to perfection and has the most wonderful combination of flavors. It is a game changer and takes your typical corn side dish to a whole new level! Plus it’s super easy and quickly comes together, too!

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    This Mexican corn is charred to perfection then brushed with a tasty Mexican crema sauce and topped with fresh cilantro and cotijia cheese. Below are all of the Mexican street corn ingredients.

    • Corn
    • Mexican crema (or sour cream)
    • Mayo
    • Lime zest
    • Lime juice
    • Chili Powder
    • Cilantro
    • Cotija cheese

    How to make Mexican street corn

    This Mexican corn is pretty simple to cook and comes together in just 20 minutes. Follow the instructions below to get started. Scroll down for the printable Mexican street corn recipe.

    1. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
    2. When the grill is hot, place corn directly on on the grates. Flip occasionally until all sides are lightly charred (about 5-10 minutes).
    3. While the corn is cooking, mix together the Mexican crema, mayo, lime zest, lime juice and chili powder in a small bowl. Set aside.
    4. Once corn has cooked, brush the crema sauce all over the top. Sprinkle with cotija cheese and cilantro. Add salt and pepper (plus more chili powder) to taste.

    Quick tips about this Mexican street corn recipe

    • If you can’t find Mexican crema, feel free to use sour cream instead.
    • This can easily be turned into a salad also. Use a corn scraper to remove the corn from the cob, combine all ingredients together and then mix. This salad version tastes amazing on top of carnitas tacos or even shredded chicken.
    • Although I highly recommend cooking the corn on the grill (it really enhances the flavor), you could boil, bake or steam the corn instead if preferred. It will still taste yummy, it just won’t have that fresh, charred flavor that the grill gives it.
    • If you like a little heat, sprinkle with additional chili powder before eating. You could even add some fresh chopped jalapenos.
    • I prefer cotija cheese, but feta would be fine to use too.

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    Mexican Street Corn Recipe

    Mexican Street Corn - Grilled corn that's charred to perfection and topped with a delicious crema sauce, fresh cilantro and crumbled cotija cheese. So much flavor and takes just 20 minutes to make. This Mexican corn recipe takes your typical corn side dish to a whole new level! 

    Course Side Dish
    Cuisine Mexican
    Keyword mexican corn, mexican street corn
    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Cook Time 10 minutes
    Total Time 20 minutes
    Servings 4
    Calories 233 kcal
    Author Jamielyn

    Ingredients

    • 4 ears sweet corn (husk removed)
    • 1/4 cup Mexican crema (or sour cream)
    • 1/4 cup mayo
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons lime zest
    • 1 Tablespoon lime juice
    • 1/8 teaspoon chili powder
    • 3 Tablespoons chopped cilantro
    • 3 Tablespoons crumbled cotija cheese (more if desired)

    S&P, to taste

    Instructions

    1. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.

      When the grill is hot, place corn directly on on the grates. Flip occasionally until all sides are lightly charred (about 5-10 minutes). 

      While the corn is cooking mix together the Mexican crema, mayo, lime zest, lime juice and chili powder in a small bowl. Set aside. 

      Once corn has cooked, brush the crema sauce all over the top. Sprinkle with cotija cheese and cilantro. Add salt and pepper (plus more chili powder) to taste. 

    Nutrition Facts
    Mexican Street Corn Recipe
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 233 Calories from Fat 144
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 16g 25%
    Saturated Fat 3g 15%
    Cholesterol 25mg 8%
    Sodium 306mg 13%
    Potassium 243mg 7%
    Total Carbohydrates 18g 6%
    Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
    Sugars 6g
    Protein 5g 10%
    Vitamin A 6.5%
    Vitamin C 9%
    Calcium 8.6%
    Iron 3.1%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

    Enjoy!

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