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ELOTE corn served on a platter with lime wedges

Elote (Mexican Street Corn)

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WW Freestyle: 14
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Elote, aka Mexican Street Corn, is charred & juicy corn on the cob smothered in a cheesy chile, lime, and cilantro sauce.
Servings: 4
Calories: 360


  • 4 ears corn on the cob
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup plain yogurt, sour cream, or Mexican crema
  • 1 cup finely grated cotija cheese , divided
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • zest of 1 whole lime
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tsp ancho chile powder, plus more for serving
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup cilantro leaves, chopped
  • lime wedges, for serving


  • Husk the ears of corn and remove silk. Snap off the ends, or shanks.
  • Heat a 12-inch cast iron skillet over medium high heat until hot. You need a hot pan so that when you add in the corn, it starts to char immediately.
  • Add ears of corn to the hot skillet and cook for about 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until charred all around. This should take about 15 to 20 minutes.
  • In the meantime, whisk together mayonnaise, yogurt, ½ cup grated cotija, garlic, lime zest, lime juice, ancho chile powder, and salt in a mixing bowl; whisk until thoroughly combined.
  • Set aside 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro for serving; add the rest to the mayonnaise mixture and whisk to combine.
  • Remove ears of corn from the skillet.
  • Using a pair of tongs, pick up the corn, one by one, and roll in the mayonnaise mixture.
  • Transfer to a serving platter.
  • Garnish with more cotija, a sprinkle of ancho chile powder, and reserved cilantro.
  • Serve with lime wedges.
Nutrition Facts
Elote (Mexican Street Corn)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 360 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Cholesterol 47mg16%
Sodium 926mg39%
Potassium 330mg9%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 926IU19%
Vitamin C 10mg12%
Calcium 212mg21%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.