Photo by Sonia Mendez Garcia

Grilled Chile Limon Corn

Cuisine: Latin
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 5-6 servings
A classic street food in Mexico, this grilled corn recipe is an easy-to-make, healthy snack or side dish.

Corn is one of the most popular street foods in Mexico. Elote is eaten right off the cob on a stick or served in a cup. It's usually seasoned with a variety of condiments, like chili power, lemon juice, cheese, and mayonnaise. Here's my recipe for grilled corn seasoned with chile limón powder.


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  1. Heat a stove top grill to medium/high heat. I like to line my grill with easy release foil paper. Lay the corn on the hot grill and drizzle with a little oil. Turn the corn often and it starts to brown in spots, about 15 minutes.
  2. Lay the corn onto a serving dish and season with salt, pepper, chile limón powder, and lime juice. Sprinkle with cilantro.

Chef Notes

Variation: You can also sprinkle the corn with grated Cotija or Parmesan cheese.

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