Elotes Callejeros (Grilled Corn)

Grilled Corn
Tejal Rao


  • 4 ears fresh corn, peeled
  • Four 5-inch skewers
  • 2 fresh limes
  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 cups grated cotija cheese
  • 4 teaspoons chile pequin 

An addictive spring/summer recipe from chef Akhtar Nawab of La Esquina in New York City. If you’re unable to find cotija (a tangy, crumbly cheese), then try using feta instead.

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Grill the corn over medium-high heat, turning every few minutes. When the kernels are evenly charred and start to pop, remove from the heat. Using the skewers, pierce the corn through the stem end to create a handle.

Juice 1 lime and combine the juice with the mayonnaise and mix until well until incorporated. Using a pastry brush, coat the corn on all sides evenly with the lime mayonnaise. 

Sprinkle the cotija cheese over the corn generously until well coated. Season with the chile pequin to your liking and serve with a lime wedge.


Calories per serving:

432 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Oil Added, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 117g 180%
  • Carbs 133g 44%
  • Saturated 47g 234%
  • Fiber 15g 61%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 50g
  • Monounsaturated 16g
  • Polyunsaturated 5g
  • Protein 62g 125%
  • Cholesterol 290mg 97%
  • Sodium 3,176mg 132%
  • Calcium 1,535mg 153%
  • Magnesium 277mg 69%
  • Potassium 1,867mg 53%
  • Iron 6mg 32%
  • Zinc 11mg 76%
  • Phosphorus 1,544mg 221%
  • Vitamin A 429µg 48%
  • Vitamin C 78mg 130%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 93%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 3mg 169%
  • Niacin (B3) 13mg 67%
  • Vitamin B6 2mg 93%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 347µg 87%
  • Vitamin B12 5µg 85%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 1mg 6%
  • Vitamin K 8µg 10%
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