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Mexican Grilled Corn

July/August 2008

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Street vendors across Mexico sell this style of roasted or grilled corn—topped with mayonnaise, chili powder and Cotija cheese. You can serve the unadorned corn on a platter with small bowls of the sauce, cheese and lime on the side so everyone can make their own.



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"I'm mexican and i have to say i never had tried my elote (what we call this dish in spanish) with yogurt. It adds protein and healthy cultures, but perhaps bc i grew up with only adding mayo, i opt for not adding the yogurt. Also you dont...
Mexican Grilled Corn Recipe

Makes: 4 servings

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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons low-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons nonfat plain yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 4 ears corn, husked
  • 4 tablespoons finely shredded Cotija, (see Shopping Tip) or Parmesan cheese
  • 1 lime, quartered

Preparation

  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.

Tips & Notes

  • 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.

Nutrition

Per serving: 98 calories; 3 g fat (1 g sat, 0 g mono); 2 mg cholesterol; 16 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 3 g protein; 4 g fiber; 108 mg sodium; 19 mg potassium.

Carbohydrate Servings: 1

Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat


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