Chipotle Mayo Topping for Roasted Corn on the Cob

Adriana Torres


Words cannot express how much I love Mexican street corn! You can find it in every food stand/cart and restaurant throughout Mexico and every region has their own way of preparing this popular snack. I grew up eating corn in a cup prepared with butter, lime juice, grated cheese and hot sauce but as I grew older my craving for corn on the cob grew especially when fire roasted. This recipe for chipotle mayonnaise is one of my favorite toppings and it is highly addictive, I must warn. It is also perfect for summer cookouts and camping trips to the lake so if you like your corn on the cob.

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15 Min
15 Min

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Mexican street corn is one of my favorites and I love Adriana's version. The delicious spicy chipotle sauce is wonderful on top of sweet crisp corn. Grated Cotija cheese is a little salty and balances out the flavors. Once you try your corn this way, you're not going to want it any other way!


6 Tbsp
chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
small garlic cloves
handful fresh cilantro with stems
juice of 1 lime
1 pinch
ground sea salt (adjust according to taste)
1 Tbsp
cotija cheese for topping
1/4 c
cotija cheese for serving
roasted corn on the cob

How to Make Chipotle Mayo Topping for Roasted Corn on the Cob


  • 1Roast your corn on the cob.
  • 2In a blender or food processor, blend all ingredients until well incorporated.
  • 3The thickness of the sauce is up to you; I personally prefer it on the chunky side. If you find the sauce is too thick, add 1 tbsp. of water.
  • 4Spread a layer of the chipotle topping on each cob and sprinkle Cotija cheese. Serve while hot.

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About Chipotle Mayo Topping for Roasted Corn on the Cob

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Mexican
Collection: Tastes of the World