Elotes Mexicanos con Fruta (Mexican Street Corn and Fruit Salad) #SundaySupper

August 25, 2013 3 Comments by Champagne Girl

I will never forget the culinary experiences from my first trip to Mexico when I was a young girl of 19. While visiting a small town called Lagos de Moreno in the state of Jalisco. I spent a day tasting local dishes and one of my favorites was Mexican street corn that I purchased from a local vendor. Served on a stick, it was piping hot and drenched in a sweet chili-lime butter and dusted with cotija cheese. It was so delicious that I ordered another and kept revisiting the local vendor several times during my visit. He gave me his recipe and as soon as I returned back to California, I made some at a friend’s BBQ and everyone loved it. Perfect for tailgating or a backyard BBQ, Mexican Street corn is definitely a crowd pleaser. You can alter the recipe to your liking or create your own spin on this easy dish.


Elotes Mexicanos (Mexican Street Corn)


  • 4 ears of corn (in the husk)
  • 1/4 cup Mexican Crema (you can also use mayonnaise)
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup grated cotija cheese (you can also use feta)
  • 1 tablespoon chile powder
  • lime wedges


  1. Preheat your outdoor grill or indoor grill pan.
  2. In a bowl, mix together Mexican Crema and butter, set aside.
  3. Shuck and wash ears of corn. Grill each ear of corn until they are slightly charred. Roll each ear of corn in the mixture of butter of crema and then sprinkle with cotija cheese and chili powder. Serve with lime wedges.

Another side I enjoy with Mexican street corn is a traditional Mexican fruit salad. Made with freshly cut fruit and chili powder, this is perfect for a warm summer day.


Mexican Fruit Salad


  • 1 watermelon
  • 1 honeydew
  • 1 cantaloupe
  • 1 mango
  • 1 pineapple
  • chili powder
  • kosher salt


  1. Slice up the fruits into small pieces and place in a bowl. Sprinkle with chili powder and salt. Toss and enjoy!

Here are some additional recipes from this week’s Sunday Supper.
Bread on the Boulevard

Hand-Held Savory Eats

To-Go Containers

Sweets on the Streets

Grab a Thermos 

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  1. Amber @ Mamas Blissful Bites
    2 years ago

    I love this sweet corn! Delicious!


  2. The Ninja Baker
    2 years ago

    Oh, my goodness. Corn, mayo and cheese are some of the best flavor combos on Earth! So glad the sweet vendor shared this savory corn dish recipe with you =)


  3. Heather @girlichef
    2 years ago

    These are two of our favorite summer eats! I could probably eat 5 ears of that corn in one sitting…


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