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Elote in a cup with cilantro and lime.

Elote in a Cup Recipe (Esquites)


Experience the mouthwatering explosion of flavors with this elote in a cup (esquites), a delectable Mexican street corn classic served in an easy way.


Units Scale
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup crema Mexicana
  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 20 oz. frozen corn or about 3 cups corn kernels
  • 1/2 cup Cotija cheese crumbles
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • lime wedges
  • tajin


  1. Mix together mayonnaise and crema until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet. Saute corn in large skillet for 6-8 minutes, until cooked through and slightly charred.
  3. Put corn into cups or a serving bowl and drizzle with mayo mixture. Top with cotija cheese and cilantro.
  4. Squeeze lime juice and finish with tajin to taste.

Keywords: elote in a cup, elote en vaso, esquites recipe, Mexican street corn salad