We are bringing you 15 Mexican street corn recipes to use all summer long! Whether you are looking for air fryer options, want to cook in the crock pot, have fresh corn on the cob, or are looking to use frozen, these Mexican corn recipes are delicious and easy to make with commonly found ingredients so you can try all of the soups, casseroles, nachos, tacos, and more in this collection of Mexican street corn recipes.
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Any time I venture into the kitchen to make one of my Mexican street corn recipes, I know my family will be along shortly to sample the bowl or grab a skewer. Commonly known as Mexican street corn, corn esquites or elotes are Mexican street food made from corn, seasoned with a homemade lime dressing, and sprinkled with parmesan or cojita. It’s a delicious blend of flavors that works whether your elotes recipe calls for corn on the cob or it’s served in a cup.
And today we are bringing you 15 different recipes for Mexican street corn so you can try a variety of options from authentic to trendy. With corn on the cob options, frozen corn recipes, dips, air fryer recipes, slow cooker varieties, and even a Mexican street corn pasta salad option, there are sure to be at least a few Mexican street corn recipes that you are going to love.
You can’t make any of these Mexican street corn recipes without first knowing how to cook fresh and frozen corn. We are here to help with our air fryer frozen corn recipe, our Instant Pot corn recipe for sweet and delicious pressure cooker corn on the cob, and our best ever boiled corn on the cob in milk.
Ways to Cook Corn
- 16 oz frozen corn, defrosted
- 2 Tablespoons sour cream
- 2 Tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup crumbled cotija cheese
- 1/4 cup diced red onion
- Juice from one lime
- 3 Tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
- Additional garnishes- Cotija cheese, lime wedges, Tajin seasoning, chili powder, fresh cilantro
- Add the defrosted and drained corn to a medium-size bowl.
- Mix in the remaining ingredients. Stir until combined.
- Garnish with more cilantro, lime wedges, Tajin seasoning, chili powder, or cheese.
- Serves 4, enjoy either at room temperature or cold.
Nutrition InformationYield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 165Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 15mgSodium 416mgCarbohydrates 22gFiber 3gSugar 4gProtein 5g
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