Elote Asado (Grilled Corn Cob Bites with Chile and Lime)

Elote Asado (Grilled Corn Cob Bites with Chile and Lime)
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
20 mins
Soak Time:
10 mins
Grill Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 6 large ears of corn, husks and silks removed

  • ½ cup snipped fresh cilantro

  • 1 tablespoon ground ancho chile pepper

  • 2 teaspoon finely shredded lime peel

  • ¼ - ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • ¼ cup butter, melted

  • 2 tablespoon mayonnaise or salad dressing

  • 2 tablespoon Mexican crema or sour cream

  • 2 tablespoon lime juice

  • Salt


  1. Cut each ear of corn into thirds. Place corn pieces in a large pot and cover with water. Let soak for 10 minutes.

  2. In a small bowl stir together cilantro, ground ancho chile pepper, lime peel, and cayenne pepper; set aside.

  3. In an extra-large bowl whisk together butter, mayonnaise, crema, and lime juice; set aside. Drain corn. For a charcoal or gas grill, place corn on a grill directly over medium-high heat. Cover and grill for 15 to 20 minutes or until corn is tender, turning every 5 minutes and brushing with butter mixture several times during the last 5 minutes of grilling.

  4. Place grilled corn in the remaining butter mixture in the bowl; toss to coat. Sprinkle cilantro mixture over corn; toss to coat. Season to taste with salt.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

215 Calories
14g Fat
24g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 215
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 231mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 10.6mg 53%
Calcium 20.2mg 2%
Iron 0.9mg 5%
Potassium 373mg 8%
Folate, total 52.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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