Roasted Chile Lime Corn on the Cob
Have you ever had Mexican style corn on the cob? I first tried an elote in Mexico and I was hooked! Thhe flavors of chile, lime, and corn had me sold!
I am a major fan of corn on the cob, so it was imperative that I try making a recipe for this Mexican style corn on the cob. Cotija cheese, chile powder, cilantro, and lime juice complete this savory recipe. Oh. My. GOSH. Here’s the recipe, give it a try and let us know what you think!
This is a must-try corn on the cob recipe
- 4 ears fresh corn
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1 1/2 cups grated cotija cheese
- 4 tablespoons fresh cilantro, minced
- 2 teaspoons chile powder
- 1 lime, cut into four wedges
Start by preheating your oven to 400 degrees F. Peel your ears of corn and brush lightly with butter (I used my Country Crock spread) and dust with salt and pepper. Pop the corn in the oven and roast it for 30 minutes. While it’s cooking, mix the cotija cheese, cilantro and chile powder in a bowl and set aside.
When the corn is cool enough to handle, grab each ear of corn and brush with mayonnaise. Sprinkle on the cheese mixture, pressing it onto the corn with the back of a spoon (or your fingers) to make it stick. Repeat around each side for each ear of corn. Serve with lime wedges, and admire the result!
Aside from the sweet, juicy taste of corn, it’s really good for you body. Fresh, sweet corn is considered a whole grain, which is essential in maintaining a healthy diet. It is a great source of fiber, selenium, potassium and magnesium and has actually been linked to a lower risk of heart disease, diabetes, certain cancers and other health problems. Also, it’s good for cleaning out the intestines. Have you ever changed a baby’s diaper after feeding them corn? Yeah, baby!