Food

Enjoy ‘Elote’ Without the Mess

BY Breana Killeen, EatingWell TIMEAugust 16, 2022 PRINT

This street corn dish, known as esquites, is served in a bowl instead of on the cob for all the flavor of elotes without the mess.

Mexican Corn (Esquites)

Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Serves 6

  • 4 large ears corn, husked
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 scallion, sliced
  • 3/4 cup crumbled Cotija cheese or queso fresco, plus more for garnish
  • 1/4 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of chipotle chile powder

Preheat grill to medium-high.

Grill corn, turning occasionally, until lightly charred and tender, 8 to 12 minutes total.

Meanwhile, whisk mayonnaise, sour cream, scallion, cheese, lime zest, lime juice, salt, and chile powder in a medium bowl.

Cut the kernels from the cobs. Add to the bowl and toss to combine.

Recipe nutrition per serving: 154 Calories, Total Fat: 10 g, Saturated Fat: 4 g, Cholesterol: 19 mg, Carbohydrates: 14 g, Fiber: 2 g, Total Sugars: 5 g, Protein: 5 g, Sodium: 348 mg, Potassium: 219 mg, Iron: 0 mg, Folate: 32 mcg, Calcium: 128 mg, Vitamin A: 312 IU, Vitamin C: 6 mg.

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