Mexican Corn on the Cob (Elotes)

Mexican corn or 'elote' is one of the classic street side snacks that you find throughout Mexico. Its really easy to do at home and makes a nice change from your regular corn on the cob with salt or butter. If you're looking for meat free barbecue options, this corn is a quick and healthy choice that you'll love. 


Seasonal Mexican Corn on the cob



Difficulty level: 1/5
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Recipe serves: 2 people



  • 2 corn on the cob
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 2 tsp chilli powder
  • 50 gr feta cheese
  • 1 handful (15 gr) coriander leaf


  1. Place both corns on a medium to low heat on the barbecue for 10 mins turning occasionally to make sure they are cooked evenly.
  2. In the meantime, finely chop 15 gr coriander and finely grate 50 gr feta cheese. 
  3. Once corn is evenly cooked place on a hotter part of the fire for 30 seconds - 1 minute to char a little if that is to your taste. 
  4. Remove corn from the barbecue, let cool for 2 mins then rub juice from one lime over the outside of the corn. Now sprinkle with cheese, 1 tsp chilli powder (or less if you don't like spice) and garnish with chopped coriander.  

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