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Mexican Grilled Corn


Street vendors across Mexico sell this style of roasted or grilled corn — topped with mayonnaise, chili powder, and Cotija cheese.

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  • 2 tablespoon(s) low-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoon(s) nonfat plain yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) chili powder
  • 4 ear(s) corn, husked
  • 4 tablespoon(s) finely shredded Cotija (see Shopping Tip) or Parmesan cheese
  • 1 lime, quartered
  • Calories 98
  • Total Fat 3g
  • Saturated Fat 1g
  • Cholesterol 2mg
  • Sodium 108mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 16g
  • Dietary Fiber --
  • Sugars --
  • Protein 3g
  • Calcium 0


Preparation time 20mins
Cooking time 8mins
Adapted from


Step 1

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.

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