Elote (Mexican corn on the cob)

Elote (Mexican corn on the cob)


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About this recipe: A favourite Mexican street food, you can easily make this tasty corn on the cob at home. Perfect for a vegetarian BBQ dish, or make under the grill if the weather isn't cooperating!


Serves: 4 

  • 4 ears sweetcorn, husks removed
  • 60g butter, melted
  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 65g grated cotija cheese (see footnote)
  • 4 lime wedges (optional)

Prep:5min  ›  Cook:7min  ›  Ready in:12min 

  1. Preheat a barbecue for medium-high heat.
  2. Grill corn until hot and lightly charred all over, 7 to 10 minutes, depending on the temperature of the BBQ.
  3. Remove from barbecue and roll in melted butter, then spread evenly with mayonnaise. Sprinkle with cotija cheese and serve with a lime wedge.


Cotija is a hard Mexican cheese typically aged for 100 days. If you cannot find it, you can use a hard Italian cheese such as Parmesan or Pecorino. A firm feta cheese can also work well.

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