Elotes (Mexican-Style Grilled Street Corn)

Recipe Intro From lisathompson

Make this fun and festive Mexican-style grilled sweet corn to light up your summer BBQ! Slather grilled ears of corn with a creamy mayo and crema-based sauce spiked with spicy sriracha (or other hot sauce), lime zest, and garlic. Top it off with a generous sprinkle of crumbly cotija cheese, cilantro, and a hit of fresh lime.


Prep time 10mins
Cook time 30mins
Serves or Makes: 6


  • 6 ears corn on the cob, shucked
  • Vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup Mexican crema
  • 3 tablespoons sriracha or hot sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • 1 lime, zested
  • Big Sur Elote Salt, to taste
  • 1/2 cup crumbled cotija cheese, for garnsih
  • Chopped cilantro, for garnish
  • Lime wedges, for servings


  • Step 1

    Preheat a grill to medium-high heat.

  • Step 2

    Lightly oil ears of corn, then grill until tender and charred, about 10-15 minutes. Turning occasionally to cook evenly.

  • Step 3

    Meanwhile, stir mayonnaise, Mexican crema, sriracha or hot sauce, garlic, lime zest, and Elote Salt in a medium bowl until well combined.

  • Step 4

    Allow grilled corn to cool for 5 minutes, then spread evenly with crema mixture. Sprinkle with more Elote Salt and set on a platter or large plate. Garnish with crumbled cotija cheese, chopped cilantro, and serve with plenty of lime wedges!