Elotes (Mexican Corn in a Cup)

Elotes (Mexican Corn in a Cup) Recipes

Elotes, a beloved Mexican street food, brings the flavors of corn to new heights in a cup. This delectable recipe showcases the perfect harmony of sweet corn, creamy mayonnaise, tangy lime, and savory cotija cheese, creating a taste sensation that’s both comforting and exciting.

Start with fresh corn on the cob, grilled to perfection to enhance its natural sweetness and add a smoky depth of flavor. Once cooked, carefully cut the corn off the cob, creating bite-sized kernels.

The magic of Elotes lies in the layering of flavors. Generously coat the corn kernels with creamy mayonnaise, providing a rich and velvety base. Squeeze fresh lime juice over the corn, adding a zesty and refreshing kick that balances the creaminess.

To elevate the savory notes, sprinkle crumbled cotija cheese over the corn. Cotija, a Mexican cheese with a salty and crumbly texture, enhances the overall flavor profile, creating a satisfying contrast to the sweetness of the corn.

For a hint of heat, dust the Elotes with chili powder or cayenne, adding a spicy element that complements the other flavors. Optionally, chopped cilantro or green onions can be added for a burst of freshness and color.

Serve Elotes in cups or small bowls, offering a convenient and portable way to enjoy this delightful street food. Whether enjoyed at a summer festival, picnic, or as a side dish to complement Mexican meals, Elotes captivate the taste buds with their irresistible combination of sweet, creamy, tangy, and savory flavors.

Embrace the culinary tradition of Elotes and savor the essence of Mexican street food—a celebration of corn in a cup that’s sure to delight and satisfy your cravings for bold and delicious flavors.

Elotes (Mexican Corn in a Cup)
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Details Elotes (Mexican Corn in a Cup) Recipes

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Servings: 4
  • Yield: 4 cups

Ingredients For Elotes (Mexican Corn in a Cup) Recipes

  • 2 (15.5 ounce) cans whole kernel corn, drained
  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise, or to taste
  • 4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, or to taste
  • 4 teaspoons chile-lime seasoning (such as Tajin®), or more to taste
  • 1 lime, or more to taste

Instructions: Elotes (Mexican Corn in a Cup) Recipes

  • Step 1: Heat corn in a skillet over medium heat until steaming, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and drain water.
  • Step 2: Fill several cups or mugs halfway with the corn. Add 1 tablespoon mayonnaise, 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese, and 1 to 2 teaspoons chile-lime seasoning to each cup. Squeeze lime juice on top.

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All Nutrifacts of Elotes (Mexican Corn in a Cup) Recipes

Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe4
% Daily Value *
Total Fat14g18%
Saturated Fat3g15%
Total Carbohydrate41g15%
Dietary Fiber4g15%
Total Sugars7g
Vitamin C3mg13%
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