Mexican Corn

Mexican Corn (Esquites)

This seriously tasty Mexican corn salad recipe is plucked straight from the streets of Mexico City. Over there it’s known as Esquites, but we prefer to call it Mexican Street Corn. What makes this sweet corn recipe so irresistible is the sauce made with parmesan, lime juice, Gran Luchito Chipotle Mayo and coriander. Perfect as a dip with Gran Luchito Lightly Salted Tortilla Chips or as a side dish when serving Tacos and Fajitas or for your next bbq.

If you are interested in learning more about street food, please see our blog on Mexican Street Food. For further side dish inspiration be sure to check out our blog on Mexican Side Dishes.

  • Prep time

    45 mins

  • Cook time

    25 mins

  • Total time

    1 hr, 10 mins

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  • Serves


How to make it

  1. Heat a frying pan until very hot. Rub the corn with half of the olive oil and place in the pan. Keep turning the corn for about 10 minutes until nicely charred all over.
  2. Use a knife to remove the kernels.
  3. Put a frying pan onto a low / medium heat and add the butter, the remaining olive oil and the garlic. Cook for about 5 minutes, taking care that it doesn’t burn.
  4. Add the kernels to the pan, and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Place the cooked corn into a mixing bowl and leave to cool down slightly.
  6. Stir in the parmesan, add the Gran Luchito Chipotle Mayo, the coriander, lime juice and the Gran Luchito Smoky Chipotle Fajita & Taco Mix. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve with Gran Luchito Lightly Salted Tortilla Chips.

Chef’s tip

If short on time, use canned sweetcorn and start from step 3.

What To Serve With Mexican Corn

This Mexican corn recipe works brilliantly as a side dish with our Chorizo & Winter Veg EnchiladasChilli Stuffed Peppers or our Slow Cooker Pulled Pork recipe.

For Mexican corn on the cob, be sure to try our Mexican Elotes Recipe.

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Amy Irvine
Amy Irvine
1 year ago
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Really tasty! All these recipes take me back to my enjoyable time living in Mexico!

Celia - Chica Chismosa - Gran Luchito
1 year ago
Reply to  Amy Irvine

Where in Mexico did you live Amy? Glad you are enjoying our recipes 🙂

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