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Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword corn, cotija, mexican street corn
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 238 kcal
Author Cheryl Malik


  • 6 ears corn shucked
  • 1/4 cup butter melted, optional
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup powdered style cotija cheese
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 cup cilantro finely chopped
  • kosher salt
  • 2 limes cut into wedges


  1. Combine mayonnaise, garlic, and the juice of 1/4 lime in small bowl. Mix until well combined, set to the side. Spread cheese on a plate and set aside.

  2. Brush grill grate with vegetable oil and heat grill to high. Grill corn. Turn occasionally until cooked and lightly charred, about 10 minutes.

  3. Immediately brush the corn with butter, if using, then the mayonnaise. Roll corn in cotija cheese. Sprinkle with chili powder, salt, and cilantro. Squeeze lime over corn and serve immediately, with more lime wedges.

Recipe Notes

  • Seasoning: Can use Tajín instead of chili powder and lime juice.
  • Cheese: Use powdered parmesan cheese if you can't find powdered cotija.
Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 238 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 39mg13%
Sodium 332mg14%
Potassium 44mg1%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 501IU10%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 73mg7%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.