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Mexican elotes on wooden cutting board

Elotes (Authentic Mexican Street Corn Recipe)

  • Author: Melissa Riker
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: appetizer
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mexican


This is the Elotes recipe you have been waiting for! Authentic Mexican street corn made with mayonnaise, cotija cheese, cilantro, crema, lime and tajin chili seasoning!


  • 4 corns on the cob, husk removed
  • ½ cup cotija cheese
  • 1/3 cup Mexican crema
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 2 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon tajin seasoning


  1. Bring a pot with water to boil. Boil the corn for about 5 minutes, or until tender.
  2. Meanwhile, in a bowl, add the Mexican crema, mayonnaise, and lime juice. Mix until well combined. Set aside.
  3. Chop the cilantro, set aside.
  4. When the corn is cooked, remove from the pot, let slightly cook off.
  5. Brush the Mexican crema mixture over the corn.
  6. Top with cotija cheese, tajin seasoning, and chopped cilantro.

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