Creamy Elote Dip

If you like Mexican street corn, you'll love this rich and creamy dip. Serve with tortilla chips.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
8 servings


  • 8 ears corn, shucked

  • 2 medium green onions, chopped

  • 1 medium jalapeno pepper, diced

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise

  • ¼ cup sour cream

  • 2 tablespoons lime juice

  • 1 tablespoon Mexican-style hot sauce (such as Valentina®)

  • 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground ancho chile powder

  • cup crumbled cotija cheese


  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.

  2. Grill corn for 10 minutes, turning every 2 minutes. Transfer corn to a cutting board and let cool for 5 minutes. Cut kernels off the cobs.

  3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and jalapeno and cook for 4 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 1 more minute. Reduce heat to low and stir in mayonnaise, sour cream, lime juice, and hot sauce. Cook for 2 minutes. Stir in corn and cook until heated through, about 1 minute.

  4. Remove from heat and stir in cilantro. Transfer the dip to a serving dish. Sprinkle chile powder over the top and garnish with cotija cheese.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

166 Calories
10g Fat
19g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 166
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 225mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 11mg 53%
Calcium 53mg 4%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 287mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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