Grilled Mexican Street Corn


I made this delish recipe a while ago but didn't manage to snap many good photos. The original recipe has much more enticing photos if you want to check it out. This was my first time trying Mexican Street Corn and I really love how it turned out. I left out one or two ingredients that I didn't think were necessary and adjusted the cooking method slightly so here's my version of the recipe.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Serving size: 4


For the Spread
4 ears fresh corn, husked
1/4 cup light mayonnaise
2 tbsp. light sour cream
1/4 tsp. garlic salt

For the Topping
1/4 cup grated Cotija cheese
1 teaspoon paprika
Chopped cilantro

    What To Do:
    1. Soak 4 wooden skewers in water for about 20 minutes. 
    2. Pierce a skewer halfway into the end of each corn cob.
    3. Preheat the grill to medium heat (about 400 degrees F).
    4. Combine the spread ingredients in a bowl and the topping ingredients in a separate bowl. 
    5. Smear the spread over each cob and sprinkle on the topping mixture.
    6. Wrap each corn individually in a piece of aluminum foil securing it so the toppings don't fall out.
    7. Place the foil wrapped corn directly on the grill, cover at let cook for a total of 20 minutes, turning often until the kernels are tender.

    Serve immediately and enjoy!

    Here are a few other Mexican Street Corn recipes I found if you want to experiment with different/healthier ingredients and cooking methods.  

    Recipe links: 1 * 2 * 3


    1. This looks so good! I used to love corn. We have a lot of bbq places around here that do it outside on the smoke pits and it is really good. I haven't had it in years though!

    2. Yum, this sounds really good. I love corn on the cob, but hardly ever make it!

    3. Ive seen so many recipes for this before and it looks SOOOOOO good! Now that it's summer time, and corn on the cob is going to be made more, I might have to make this :)

    4. Yum!!!!!!! I wish my husband liked corn so I could make something like this all the time. I rarely buy it when its just for me. Your version looks so good! I may give it a go one day without him!

    5. This looks so amazing! I mean, anything Mexican is always good but this looks delish! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

    6. Mexican Street corn is soooo trendy and so deliciously easy.

    7. i miss corn! this looks so good. i love throwing all kinds of stuff on corn other than the traditional butter - you can really spice it up!

      xoxo cheshire kat

    8. this takes ordinary corn to a whole new yummy and gorgeous level!! I know I would love this and am pinning this recipe to save for summer when our local Indiana corn is fresh in season!

    9. Ahhhh, we love corn...TOTALLY pinning this. Sounds soooo good girl!

    10. whattttt! i totally need to make this. who knew it was so easy to make? looks amazing!

    11. Mexican street corn is one of my FAVORITE treats but I've never made my own...can't wait to try it this summer!

    12. I am more of a corn purist, but this does look good!

    13. Omg this looks delicious!! My aunt makes the best Mexican street corn, but I'm gonna have to try my hand at this recipe!

    14. Yummmmmmm I never thought to make this at home, definitely going to have to try it out <3
      Green Fashionista

    15. Yum! I love this at a restaurant, will have to try this soon!

    16. UMMMMMMMM, and my mouth is watering. Seriously, these look incredible!!!!! And coming up on the perfect time of year for it.

    17. I love elote so much! I've been wanting to try it myself, so this recipe came at a perfect time! :)

    18. I looove Mexican street corn! This recipe looks so delicious.

      Meg, Borrowed Heaven

    19. So I've always wondered about this because I love corn- especially in the summertime, but I'm not a big mayo person-- but maybe with the cheese and spices you can't really taste it?

    20. Yum, we're always looking for good sides especially in the summer for grill nights. I'm not huge on corn but I don't mind it when seasoned so this is great!

    21. I'm always interested in finding new things to cook on the grill because all too often we stick to chicken and burgers! I will definitely have to make this :)

      Justine @ Charm City Ciemny's