Mexican Street Corn

September 7, 2023

This Mexican Street Corn is such a delicious way to savor sweet corn! Grilled to perfection and drizzled with a creamy irresistible sauce made with mayonnaise and Greek yogurt, then sprinkled with parmesan cheese, cilantro and spicy chilli flakes. It is the perfect side dish for this fall.

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The Perfect Side Dish: Mexican Street Corn

There’s something undeniably irresistible about Mexican street corn, isn’t there? That perfect combination of smoky, charred corn on the cob, the creamy dressing, and the punch of chili flakes and cilantro—it’s street food at its finest. Today, I’m going to walk you through a recipe that brings this irresistible street food right to your backyard or kitchen.

Here’s What You’ll Need for this Mexican Street Corn:

  • 4 fresh corns on the cob
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt (or sour cream if you prefer)
  • A pinch of salt
  • Chili flakes (to taste)
  • 4 tablespoons parmesan cheese
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped

One of the best things about this corn recipe is just how easy it is to whip up a mouthwatering side dish. Even if you don’t have access to a grill, fear not! You can still achieve that wonderful charred flavor right in your kitchen. Simply char the corn with caution over the stovetop if you have a gas stove – it’s easier than you might think. However, if grilling or stovetop charring isn’t an option, don’t fret. The creamy sauce, the sprinkle of chili flakes, Parmesan cheese, and fresh cilantro are the real stars of this dish. So, whether you’re a grill master or prefer to keep it simple, you can still enjoy this delicious taste of street corn right at home, hassle-free.

Always a Crowd Pleaser

Whether you’re firing up the grill for a summer barbecue, looking for a quick side dish, or simply craving a taste of the streets, this Mexican street corn recipe is sure to satisfy. It’s a crowd-pleaser that captures the essence of street food in your very own kitchen. So, gather your ingredients, grill those cobs to perfection, and savor the vibrant flavors of Mexico with this delicious dish.

Make sure to let me know in the comments how your Mexican street corn turns out!

Other Side Dishes You Might Like:

Vegan Dumplings

Oven Roasted Maple and Parmesan Carrots

Mexican Street Corn

Recipe by Raquel QuevedoCourse: Side dish


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  • 4 large corn on the cob

  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise

  • 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt

  • 4 tablespoons parmesan cheese

  • Salt to taste

  • Chilli flakes to taste

  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro


  • Begin by shucking the corns, removing the husk and silk. Place them in a large pot of boiling water and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Once the corn is ready, transfer it to the grill. Grill the corn for about 2 minutes, rotating it frequently to ensure it chars evenly all around.
  • In a bowl, combine 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise with 2 tablespoons of Greek yogurt (or sour cream if you prefer). Add just a pinch of salt to taste. Mix these ingredients until you achieve a smooth, sauce.
  • Drizzle that creamy sauce generously over each cob.
  • Sprinkle on chili flakes, parmesan cheese and cilantro.

Please be aware that the information provided with this recipe is intended solely for general informational purposes. While we have tried to accurately test this recipe and present precise measurements and instructions, individual results may vary due to differences in ingredient types, cooking equipment, or preparation techniques.The nutritional information accompanying this recipe is not intended as dietary or medical advice. For any specific health or nutritional inquiries, please consult a registered dietitian or healthcare professional. We disclaim any liability for inaccuracies or misrepresentation of the provided information. We encourage users to approach this recipe with a mindful understanding that cooking is both an art and a science, and to use their best judgment in the kitchen.

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