Elote is a favorite summer BBQ treat. Caramelized grilled corn is slathered with a sauce made from Mexican crema, then sprinkled with cotija cheese and cilantro. Butter may be good, but this corn cannot be beat. Corn is rich in fiber and carotenoids, which makes it healthy for the gut and eyes.

4 servings

7 ingredients

  • 4 ears of corn
  • 1/2 cup Mexican Crema
  • 1/4 cup grated cotija + extra for serving (see Chef Tips)
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro + extra for serving (see Chef Tips)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder(optional)
  • 1/2 lime juiced
  1. Grill or roast the corn until lightly charred all over - it should not be burnt.
  2. Meanwhile in a bowl mix together the Crema, cotija cilantro, garlic, chili powder and lime juice until well blended.
  3. Brush the hot corn generously with the sauce. Sprinkle with extra cotija cheese and cilantro. If you like spicy sprinkle with extra chili too.
Chef Tips

Crumbled feta can substitute for cotija

If not interested in cilantro, use a 50/50 blend of chopped parsley and mint.

Nutrition Facts (per servings)

Calories: 212; Fat: 9g; Saturated Fat: 5g; Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3g; Carbohydrates: 32g; Sugar: 6g; Fiber: 4g; Protein: 7g; Sodium: 136mg

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