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Mexican Street Corn Dip – Easy Party Food!

Mexican Street Corn Dip features all the classic flavors of elotes. The dip is packed with flavor from green chilies, cotija cheese, green onions and lime juice!

Mexican Street Corn Dip plated with corn chips and a lime

Mexican Street Corn Dip Recipe

Mexican Street Corn Dip is the plate dip version of Elotes (Mexican Street Corn). Elotes are whole corn cobs that are grilled and then covered in either mayonnaise, sour cream, yogurt or a combination. Chili powder, cotija cheese, lime and cilantro are sprinkled on top of the sauces.

Elotes are a classic Mexican street food and are great for summer BBQs but a dip version is a great option as it’s easier to share without the mess of a whole corn cob. This dip is packed with all the classic flavors of elotes!

What is in Mexican Street Corn Dip?

ingredients to make Mexican Street Corn Dip
  • Corn is the star of this dip and fresh, frozen or canned can be used. The corn is toasted in a pan (or roasted in the oven) to get a bit charred to mimic the charred flavor of elotes which are roasted on an open flame.

  • Diced green chilies, green onion and parsley add a pop of color and flavor to this dip. Cotija cheese can be found in most grocery stores or specialty grocery store. It is a salty crumbly cheese that can be substituted with feta cheese.

  • The sauce for this dip can be made using mayonnaise and sour cream which are the traditional sauces of an elote or for a healthier option substitute both for yogurt for a delicious and tangy dip.

  • Cumin, chili powder and salt are the spices that kick up the flavor of this dip. Don’t worry the chili powder does not add much spice!
Mexican Street Corn Dip plated with corn chips and a lime

How to Make Street Corn Dip

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steps to make Mexican Street Corn Dip

1 In a cast iron pan or regular frying pan on medium heat sauté the corn until lightly charred, approximately 5 minutes. A cast iron pan will provide the best char, or spread the corn out on a baking tray and broil in the oven for 2-3 minutes or until lightly charred. Set aside to cool.

2 In a large bowl mix the yogurt, mayonnaise, lime juice, chili powder, cumin, and salt until combined.

3 Add in the cooled corn, green chilies, green onions, parsley, and cheese. Stir until well combined.

4 Serve sprinkled with additional chili powder sprinkled on top, parsley and cheese and with tortilla chips. Enjoy!

Mexican Street Corn Dip plated with corn chips and a lime

Looking for More Easy Party Foods?

Try some of my most popular appetizer recipes:

  • Jalapeno Cheddar Corn Bread – a sweet and savory appetizer. Change up your classic corn bread with this unique twist!
  • Sausage Rolls – this shortcut recipes uses store bought sausage and puff pastry. They are simply delicious.
  • Crab Rangoons – one of my favorite take out appetizers! Crispy wonton wrappers stuffed with a cream cheese, crab and green onion mix.

Enjoy!

– Sab

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Mexican Street Corn Dip plated with corn chips and a lime

Mexican Street Corn Dip

Mexican Street Corn Dip is the plate dip version of Elotes (Mexican Street Corn). Elotes are whole corn cobs that are grilled and then covered in either mayonnaise, sour cream, yogurt or a combination. Chili powder, cotija cheese, lime and cilantro are sprinkled on top of the sauces. Elotes are a classic Mexican street food and are great for summer BBQs but a dip version is a great option as it's easier to share without the mess of a whole corn cob. This dip is packed with all the classic flavors of elotes.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6
Calories 202 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 4 cups corn, fresh, frozen or canned drained
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream, or yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise, or yogurt or sour cream
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 4 oz can diced green chilies, drained
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro, or parsley
  • 4 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup cotija cheese, or feta, crumbled

Garnish

  • chili Powder, optional
  • cilantro or parsley
  • cotija cheese, or feta cheese crumbled

Instructions
 

  • In a cast iron pan or regular frying pan on medium heat sauté the corn until lightly charred, approximately 5 minutes. A cast iron pan will provide the best char, or spread the corn out on a baking tray and broil in the oven for 2-3 minutes or until lightly charred. Set aside to cool.
  • In a large bowl mix the yogurt, mayonnaise, lime juice, chili powder, cumin, and salt until combined.
  • Add in the cooled corn, green onions, parsley, and cheese. Stir until well combined.
  • Serve sprinkled with additional chili powder sprinkled on top, parsley and cheese and with tortilla chips. Enjoy!

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NUTRITION

Calories: 202kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 6gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 370mgPotassium: 276mgFiber: 4gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 498IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 80mgIron: 1mg
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