mexican street corn
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5 from 8 votes

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! 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: mexican corn, mexican street corn
Servings: 4
Calories: 233kcal
Author: Jamielyn Nye


  • 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


    • 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. 


    Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 306mg | Potassium: 243mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 6.5% | Vitamin C: 9% | Calcium: 8.6% | Iron: 3.1%