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Grilled Mexican Street Corn

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1/4 cup of mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup of sour cream
  • 1 clove of garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup of crumbled cotija cheese plus more for topping
  • 1/2 teaspoon of chili powder plus more for topping
  • 1/2 bunch of fresh cilantro chopped plus more for topping
  • 4 ears of fresh corn on the cob
  • 1 lime


  1. In a medium sized bowl, combine mayonnaise, sour cream, garlic, cotija cheese, chili powder, and cilantro and set aside.
  2. Heat gas grill to high.
  3. Remove all but the inner layer of corn husk.
  4. Grill corn with inner layer of husks still on for about 15 minutes, or until heated through.
  5. Remove corn from grill and carefully remove husks.
  6. Grill for an additional 5 minutes to pick up char on the corn.
  7. Remove corn from grill and spoon cheese mixture over hot ears of corn.
  8. Squeeze fresh lime juice over corn and sprinkle with additional cheese, chili powder and chopped cilantro.