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Charred Mexican Street Corn Recipe

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Allie


  • 8 ears fresh sweet corn on the cob, husked
  • 10 ounce package cotija cheese crumbled
  • mayonnaise I used Hellman's Light
  • chopped cilantro
  • chili powder
  • 2-3 fresh limes cut in wedges


  • Leave corn cobs whole or snap in half before cooking for more manageable eating.
  • Grill corn on the cob on a hot grill 8-10 minutes, turning often.
  • Corn should have char marks.
  • (It's more authentic to grill the corn, but you can steam it if you don't have access to a grill.)
  • While still hot, use a butter knife to spread mayonnaise thickly on corn.
  • Quickly roll in crumbled cotija cheese.
  • Sprinkle with chili powder and chopped cilantro.
  • Spritz with lime wedges.
  • Serve immediately!