Torchy’s Street Corn Recipe: A Flavorful Fiesta for Your Taste Buds

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Mexican street corn, also known as “elote,” is a beloved street food that combines the sweetness of grilled corn with creamy, tangy flavors.

Inspired by Torchy’s Tacos, this copycat recipe brings the fiesta to your table.


Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue or just craving a tasty side dish, Torchy’s street corn won’t disappoint!


6 fresh corn cobs

1/4 cup mayonnaise

1/4 cup sour cream

Juice of 1 lime

1/2 teaspoon chili powder

Pinch of cayenne pepper (adjust to taste)

Queso fresco (for garnish)

Fresh cilantro, chopped (for garnish)


Grill (outdoor or indoor)

Avocado oil spray (for grilling)


Grill the Corn:

Preheat your grill to high heat.

Grill the corn, turning every 2 to 3 minutes, until slightly charred on all sides.

Let the corn cool, then remove the kernels from the cob.

Prepare the Sauce:

In a medium bowl, combine the corn kernels, mayonnaise, sour cream, lime juice, chili powder, and cayenne.

Mix well until the corn is coated with the creamy sauce.

Serve and Garnish:

Transfer the street corn to a serving platter.

Sprinkle with crumbled queso fresco and chopped cilantro.

Nutritional Facts (per serving):

Calories: 180

Protein: 4g

Fat: 11g

Carbohydrates: 20g

Fiber: 2g

Sodium: 120mg

Health Benefits:

Vitamin C Boost: Lime juice provides a dose of vitamin C, supporting your immune system.

Fiber-Rich Corn: Corn is a good source of dietary fiber, aiding digestion.

Healthy Fats: The combination of mayo and sour cream adds healthy fats to the dish.


Can I use frozen corn?

Fresh corn is best, but if using frozen, thaw it first and then grill or char it.

What if I don’t have queso fresco?

Substitute with crumbled feta or grated Parmesan.

Is this dish spicy?

The cayenne adds a mild kick, but you can adjust it to your liking.

Can I make it ahead of time?

Prepare the sauce in advance and toss it with grilled corn just before serving.

What other toppings can I add?

Try chopped green onions, Tajín seasoning, or a drizzle of hot sauce.

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