Fitness Crazed Foodie
Lover of all things food and fitness related
Elotes are my second favorite Mexican dish (behind guacamole OF COURSE) and I finally perfected this simple recipe you can make at home. Elotes are an authentic term for Mexican street corn. Traditionally, it is grilled corn on the cob, slathered with mayo, Mexican crema, cotija cheese, chili powder, cilantro and lime juice. My recipe is a slightly healthier version of this delicious combination of flavors, as it includes everything, but the crema and mayo. The creaminess is not missed because of the salt from the cotija cheese, tang from the limes, and spice from the chili powder. It is a great dish to serve family style when having people over, especially in the summer when grilling season is in full swing!
1 bag of Trader Joes frozen roasted corn (or about 4 ears of corn, grilled at 450° to 550 until lightly charred)
1/2 cup crumbled cotija cheese
Handful of chopped cilantro
Juice of 1 lime
1 tsp of sea salt
1/2 tsp chili powder or cayenne
Dash of cumin
Dash of cracked black pepper
Heat frozen roasted corn in saute pan until warm. Let it cool for 5 minutes in a bowl before mixing in the cheese and the rest of the ingredients.
I love to serve this alongside a big taco salad or on top of fajita seasoned-chicken with roasted veggies. This will be a party pleaser and I'm sharing it just in time for Cinco De Mayo!
About this Section
This section is here to share my experiences in the kitchen and to give you inspiration to try out healthy and fun recipes!