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

Mexican Street Corn Recipe

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

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! 

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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.

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Jamielyn Nye

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Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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15 comments on “Mexican Street Corn”

  1. They used to sell these at my Farmer’s Market and I always wanted to try it but I never did! I should just make my own now. Thank you!

  2. I have always loved this and it has been so long! I will be trying this very soon!

  3. What a perfect way to dress up all this fresh corn that’s in stores now!

  4. Delicious! I love street corn!

  5. These are just so adorable! These would disappear in our house!

  6. Mexican street corn! I have to make your version!

  7. I want a big bowl of this! Looks and sounds yummy!

  8. This looks delicious! I know my family will love this!

  9. This is one side dish that is a show stopper! Looks amazing!

  10. Did someone say Cotija cheese? :)

  11. My favorite way to eat corn!

  12. Would love to try this at home, thank you n keep it up :)

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