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Elote Dip Recipe

Easy Elote Dip

  • Prep Time: 12 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 0 About 4 cups 1x

Description

This simple Elote Dip recipe is everything you love about classic Mexican street corn…in a quick and easy dip!  Feel free to adjust ingredient amounts to taste.


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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter or olive oil
  • 1 pound (about 3.5 cups) whole kernel corn*
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup crumbled cotija cheese or queso fresco
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons Greek yogurt (or mayo)
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • juice of 1 lime
  • Kosher salt and freshly-cracked black pepper

Instructions

  1. Melt butter in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat.  Add corn and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden and caramelized.  Add in the garlic, and sauté for an additional 2 minutes until fragrant.
  2. Remove from heat and add the corn to a mixing bowl.  Add in the remaining ingredients and stir until combined.  Taste, and adjust seasonings as needed.
  3. Serve immediately, or refrigerate in a sealed container for up to five days.

Notes

*Feel free to use frozen or canned corn.  Or fresh corn cut off the cob that has been cooked.