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:

451 calories

Dietary restrictions:

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

Daily value:



  • Fat 124g 191%
  • Carbs 130g 43%
  • Saturated 43g 216%
  • Fiber 15g 61%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 38g
  • Monounsaturated 22g
  • Polyunsaturated 6g
  • Protein 67g 134%
  • Cholesterol 259mg 86%
  • Sodium 3,738mg 156%
  • Calcium 1,948mg 195%
  • Magnesium 310mg 77%
  • Potassium 1,977mg 56%
  • Iron 4mg 21%
  • Zinc 12mg 80%
  • Phosphorus 2,258mg 323%
  • Vitamin A 596µg 66%
  • Vitamin C 78mg 130%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 66%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 88%
  • Niacin (B3) 11mg 53%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 35%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 275µg 69%
  • Vitamin B12 5µg 89%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 1mg 6%
  • Vitamin K 7µg 9%
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