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Grilled Mexican Street Corn on a piece of paper in a red plate.

Grilled Mexican Street Corn

This Grilled Mexican Street Corn is flavored with Cotija cheese, chili powder, and lime. We call it “Nacho Libre” because of the corn clip from the movie.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican/Spanish, Grill/BBQ
Keyword Mexican Street Corn, Side, Side Dish, Grilled
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 304kcal
Author Emily Walker


  • Outdoor Barbecue Grill



  • Grill the corn until all sides get a little brown.
  • Combine mayonnaise and sour cream.
  • Brush the corn generously with the mayo/sour cream mixture.
  • Roll in cotija cheese - kind of a mexican feta, you can sub for feta if you want.
  • Season with chili powder.
  • Then squeeze fresh lime juice over the top.


Calories: 304kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 533mg | Potassium: 304mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 416IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 206mg | Iron: 1mg