elote corn dip with chips on the side

Elote Corn Dip with Greek Yogurt

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    This elote corn dip only takes 15 minutes to make and produces a huge batch of delicious Mexican street corn-flavored goodness the whole family can enjoy!


    This mildly spicy, creamy, and cheesy dip is so satisfying! I love how quick and simple it is to whip up too, so it’s perfect for a game day snack, bring along to a tailgate, or serve as a dip at a party.

    What Does Elote Mean?

    The Spanish translation of ‘elote’ is ‘corn on the cob.’ I think most famously, elote is synonymous with Mexican street corn where you see ears of corn slathered with mayonnaise, seasonings, and tons of cotija cheese. 

    How to Serve Elote Corn Dip:

     

    Street corn is such a versatile dish, especially this elote corn dip version. You can serve it warm or cold, as a dip or as a topping to your favorite Mexican dish!

    corn in a skillet

    What Ingredients are Needed for Elote Corn Dip with Greek Yogurt?

    Whole Kernel Corn: I always use frozen corn, but you can use canned or corn cut off from the cob.

    Cotija Cheese: IMO there’s no true substitute for cotija cheese, but perhaps a crumbled feta cheese or very finely shredded parmesan would suffice.

    Red Onion: Be sure to very finely chop your red onion so you don’t have big overpowering chunks.

    Green Chiles: I like to add a little heat to the dish by incorporating some canned fire-roasted green chiles. You can also use one finely chopped jalapeño. 

    Greek Yogurt: Other recipes will use mayonnaise or sour cream. Personally, I prefer Greek yogurt and find the tanginess to really complement the other flavors of this dish. Use any non-fat or full-fat plain Greek yogurt. 

    Everything But the Elote Seasoning: If you can’t find this seasoning, I recommend substituting with garlic powder, chili powder, and cumin. If you have access to a Trader Joe’s, however, you can 100% find this seasoning!

    Fresh Cilantro

    Lime Juice

    Salt and Pepper 

    Olive Oil

    elote dip ingredients separated out in the bowl

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    How to Make Elote Corn Dip with Greek Yogurt

    Saute the Corn: Heat olive oil in a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Add the corn and saute for about 5-8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Once corn appears golden, sprinkle it with a bit of salt and pepper and saute for one more minute. 

    Prep the Ingredients: Remove corn from the heat and add to a large mixing bowl. Add the can of green chiles, finely chopped red onion, and crumbled cotija cheese to the bowl. Toss to combine.

    Assemble the Sauce: In a small bowl, combine the Greek yogurt, lime juice, and elote seasoning. Mix together until combined. Pour the sauce over the corn mixture and fold ingredients together until fully combined. 

    Serve and Enjoy: Top with chopped cilantro and enjoy immediately or store in an airtight container in the fridge for 4-5 days max.

    elote corn dip with chips on the side

    Elote Corn Dip with Greek Yogurt

    This elote corn dip only takes 15 minutes to make and produces a huge batch of delicious Mexican street corn-flavored goodness the whole family can enjoy!


    Prep time: 10 min |

    Cook time: 5 min |

    Total time: 15 min

    Cuisine: Mexican |

    Serves: 8

    Ingredients:

    • 3 cups, whole corn kernels, frozen
    • 1 tbsp, olive oil
    • 4oz, green chiles
    • ¼ cup red onion, chopped fine
    • ⅓ cup, cotija cheese
    • ¼ cup, Greek yogurt
    • 1 tbsp, lime juice
    • 1 tbsp, everything but the elote seasoning* 
    • 3 tbsp, fresh cilantro, chopped
    • Salt and pepper, to taste

    Directions:

    1. Heat olive oil in a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Add the corn and saute for about 5-8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Once corn appears golden, sprinkle it with a bit of salt and pepper and saute for one more minute.
    2. Remove corn from the heat and add to a large mixing bowl. Add the green chiles, red onion, and cotija cheese to the bowl. Toss to combine.
    3. In a small bowl, combine the Greek yogurt, lime juice, and elote seasoning. Mix together until combined.
    4. Pour the sauce over the corn mixture and fold ingredients together until fully combined. 
    5. Top with chopped cilantro and enjoy immediately or store in an airtight container in the fridge for 4-5 days max. 
    Notes:
    1. If you don’t have everything but the elote from Trader Joe’s you can substitute with garlic powder, chili powder, and cumin.

    Nutrition Facts

    Serving Size 1/2 cup

    Serves 8


    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 80
    Total Fat 12g
      Saturated Fat 0g
      Trans Fat 0g
    Cholesterol 0mg
    Sodium 108mg
    Total Carbohydrate 13g
      Dietary Fiber 1g
      Sugars 5g
    Protein 3g

     

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    Author: Christine

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    Cuisine: Mexican

    Keywords: Mexican Street Corn Dip, Easy Elote Dip, Elote Chip Dip


    Ratings and reviews (2)

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    Harriet
    1 month ago

    Love these ingredients and the fresh cilantro adds such a nice pop

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    Christine | The Wellness Walnut 1 month ago

    thanks Harriet!

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    Margaux
    1 month ago

    Sweet and delicious just like street corn!

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    Christine | The Wellness Walnut 1 month ago

    yay! glad you enjoyed!

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