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Mexican street corn on the cob.

Mexican Street Corn

Mexican Street Corn is a classic summer staple that works perfectly with any dish! Perfectly seasoned and served with a mixture of creamy cotija cheese.

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Mexican Street Corn
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 342 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 8 cobs corn
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup cilantro finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 cup cotija cheese crumbled
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder or paprika to garnish
  • Lime wedges to serve


  1. Shuck the corn and fully wrap in Heavy Duty Foil.
  2. Turn the grill on high, and preheat it for 10 minutes. Arrange the corn and grill it for 10-15 minutes, turning from time to time for even cooking.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine sour cream, mayo, cilantro (leave some for garnish), minced garlic, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, cumin, and fresh lime juice. Stir to blend and set aside.
  4. Partially unwrap the corn to cool for a few minutes before applying the sauce.
  5. Keeping the foil under the corn, using a basting brush apply the sauce on top of the corn, sprinkle generously with crumbled cotija cheese.
  6. Garnish with chili powder and cilantro. Serve with lime wedges.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Mexican Street Corn
Amount Per Serving
Calories 342 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 33mg11%
Sodium 414mg18%
Potassium 296mg8%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 443IU9%
Vitamin C 8mg10%
Calcium 117mg12%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.