This Easy Mexican Street Corn Recipe Will Be Your Summer Side-Dish Staple

Mexican street corn on white plate
Seeded At The Table

You can’t beat food fresh from the grill, especially during the summer season. And given that this recipe for Mexican Street Corn, also known as elote, is so easy to make, you’ll be grilling it up at each and every barbecue and picnic this summer.

This recipe comes from the Seeded At The Table blog and will only take about 15 minutes to make.

For the ingredients, you’ll need fresh corn along with mayonnaise and sour cream for the spread. You’ll add spices such as garlic salt and paprika for added flavor and top it with cotija cheese. But if for some reason you have a hard time locating this at the grocery store, the blog recommends trying feta cheese instead.

Once the corn is on the grill and the spread’s been created in a separate bowl, this recipe is a breeze. Just wait for the corn to cook, coat with the spread and enjoy. It’s as simple as that.

Seeded At The Table

You can get the full recipe at Seeded At The Table.

Rave Recipe Reviews

Not only does this sound super simple to make and look incredible, but this recipe also comes with a slew of good reviews. Those who have tried it say the whole family will love it.

“It is so delicious. My children ask for it every time we grill or they even see corn,” one reviewer wrote.

Another wrote, “Made this tonight, but with parmesan cheese because it’s what I had on hand. Absolutely fabulous. Hubby and son both raved over it.”

Of course, plenty of other reviewers commented that the recipe was “so good” and even “sooooooooooooo good.”

RELATED: Make The Best Corn On The Cob By Adding Two Basic Ingredients To The Pot

Bonus: You can make this corn with ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen.

This Mexican street corn would be the perfect side to these Mexican pork chops:

More Recipe Ideas For Summer Corn

A simple side dish like this will surely become a summer staple for your family. But if you’re looking for even more ways to cook corn on the grill this season, there are plenty more options where this came from.

Take, for instance, these recipes for grilled corn wrapped in bacon.

This delicious one from Unsophisticook uses a honey chipotle glaze to add sweet-yet-spicy flavor.


Another variation is the spicy bacon-wrapped corn from Spicy Southern Kitchen. This recipe gets its kick from the addition of crushed red pepper flakes.

Spicy bacon-wrapped corn on white plate
Spicy Southern Kitchen

Of course, you could also try making a bigger dish out of it by mixing an easy shrimp boil in with your corn — on kabobs! Damn Delicious has the recipe for shrimp boil kabobs.

Shrimp boil kabobs on baking tray with corn
Damn Delicious

RELATED: How To Make Corn On The Cob In The Microwave

And before you get started with any of this, you’ll want to check out Fox Valley Foodie’s tips for grilling corn, which he breaks down for both gas and charcoal grills.

Grilled corn on wooden table
Fox Valley Foodie

No matter how you decide to work summer corn into your mealtimes, the possibilities are practically endless. So, get grilling!

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