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Mexican Grilled Corn

Mexican Grilled Corn
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Street vendors across Mexico sell this style of roasted or grilled corn—topped with mayonnaise, chili powder and Cotija cheese. You can serve the unadorned corn on a platter with small bowls of the sauce, cheese and lime on the side so everyone can make their own.

Prep: 25 minutes | Total Time: 25 minutes
  • 2 tablespoons
    low-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons
    nonfat plain yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon
    chili powder
  • 4 ears
    corn, husked
  • 4 tablespoons
    finely shredded Cotija, (see Shopping Tip) or Parmesan cheese
  • lime, quartered
  1. Preheat grill to medium-high.
  2. Combine mayonnaise, yogurt and chili powder in a small bowl.
  3. Grill corn, turning occasionally, until marked and tender, 8 to 12 minutes total. Spread each ear with 1 tablespoon of the sauce and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon Cotija (or Parmesan). Serve with lime wedges.



Shopping tip: Cotija cheese, also called queso añejo or queso añejado, is an aged Mexican cheese similar in texture and flavor to Parmesan. Find it near other specialty cheeses or in Mexican grocery stores.

Nutritional Information

Makes: 4 servings
  • Calories98
  • Fat3 g
    • Saturated fat1 g
  • Cholesterol2 mg
  • Carbohydrates16 g
    • Dietary fiber4 g
  • Protein3 g
  • Sodium108 mg
* Nutritional Guidelines based on the USDA's MyPlate Standards.
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