Mexican Street Corn Dip

Mexican Street Corn Dip

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: appetizer, Corn, dip
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 166 kcal

This easy recipe for a Mexican street corn appetizer makes one of the best party dips for chips you’ll ever taste.



  • 6 ears of fresh corn on the cob
  • chili powder to taste
  • garlic powder to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 lime
  • olive oil
  • 1 jalapeno
  • For the Sauce:
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup cotija cheese
  • 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 3 green onions, diced


  1. Husk and wash corn. 
  2. Place individual ears of corn on a sheet of foil. Drizzle with olive oil, a pinch each of salt, pepper, garlic powder, and chili powder. Squeeze about a teaspoon of lime juice over corn. Give the corn a rub with the oil and seasonings. Wrap in foil. Repeat with each ear of corn, wrapping each ear individually.
  3. Rub the jalapeno with olive oil.
  4. Place foiled corn and jalapeno on a grill over high heat. Rotate corn every 3-4 minutes (cooking time may be longer for tougher, out of season corn).
  5. Cook the jalapeno until entire pepper is charred and black. Remove jalapeno from the grill; place in a small bowl covered with plastic wrap. Let set 3-4 minutes. Remove from bowl; remove charred skin (use a paper towel to help). Remove seeds; dice jalapeno. Set aside until ready for use.
  6. When corn is cooked, remove from grill; let cool slightly. 
  7. Remove foil from corn. 
  8. Use a corn skewer to stand corn up on one end; cut corn kernels off cob (Note: Cut corn on a sheet pan with raised edges to contain corn).  
  9. In medium-size bowl, whisk mayo, lime juice, cilantro, cotija, green peppers and diced jalapeno. 
  10. Stir in corn. Top with additional cotija and cilantro. 
  11. Serve with tortilla chips.

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Nutrition Facts
Mexican Street Corn Dip
Amount Per Serving
Calories 166 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 144mg 6%
Potassium 282mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 6g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 6.5%
Vitamin C 20.2%
Calcium 4.4%
Iron 4.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.