Elote mexican street corn
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Eloté {Mexican Street Corn}

Eloté aka Mexican street corn combines corn with aioli, lime and cotija cheese. Take your corn-on-the-cob to the next level with this classic recipe.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish, Snack, Street Food
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: aioli, corn, cotija, elote, Mexican
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 270kcal


  • 4 ears corn
  • 1/2 c mayonnaise
  • 1/4 c + 2 T Cotija cheese
  • 2 limes juice & zest
  • 1 T chili powder
  • 1 T garlic powder
  • 1/2 T salt
  • 2 T cilantro minced (plus extra for garnish, if desired)


  • Preheat the oven to 350F (or preheat the grill if you have one!). Bake the corn in the husks until soft, about 30 minutes.
  • While the corn is cooking, combine 1/2 c mayonnaise, 1/4 c Cotija cheese, zest and juice of 2 limes, 1 T chili powder, 1 T garlic powder, 1/2 T salt and 2 T minced cilantro in a small bowl.
  • When corn is cooked, peel away husk and coat with the spread. Top with extra Cotija and cilantro to serve.