Elote

Hubby and I are in love with a cute little taco place called Dorado. It’s just up the street and they have amazing fish tacos. During the summer months, they also have Elote as a side dish. We decided to give it a shot one day and instantly fell in love.

Elote is a Mexican style corn that is grilled and then smothered in cheeses and spices. If you haven’t had it before, you should definitely try it. When I saw that We Are Not Martha had made Elote at home, I knew I needed to make this. Since we don’t have a grill, I boiled the corn for a few minutes, then broiled it in the oven to get a beautiful char on the corn.

The cheese sauce that covers this corn is not diet friendly. But it sure is tasty. Hubby and I have been enjoying this with lovely fresh corn this summer.

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Elote

Yield: 2

Ingredients:

1.5 Tbsp mayo
1 Tbsp sour cream
1/4 tsp lime zest
1/4 tsp fresh lime juice
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1/8 tsp chili powder
pinch of salt
2 ears of corn
1/2 cup crumbled or grated Cotija cheese

Directions:

Mix together the sour cream, mayo, lime zest, lime juice, chili powder, cayenne, and salt. Cover the spread and store it in the fridge while the corn is cooking.

Grill the corn. If you do not have a grill, you can simply boil the corn. To char the corn, play under the broiler for 3-5 minutes per side until charred.

While your corn is cooking, use a cheese grater to grate the Cotija.

Once the corn is done, use the back of a spoon to rub the spread onto the hot corn.

Roll the corn in the grated cheese.

Once each ear of corn is rolled in the grated cheese, sprinkle another dash of chili powder or splash of lime juice!

Recipe as seen on We Are Not Martha

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7 Responses to “Raw Summer Vegetable “Pasta””

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    Daisy — September 23, 2010 at 12:25 am

    This looks delicious! I love that you guys plowed through it as an afternoon snack!

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    Fun and Fearless in Beantown — September 23, 2010 at 12:30 am

    I love using veggies as a healthy substitute for pasta. My favorite is a little more obvious – spaghetti squash!

    Also, I got your DM about the photo. I’ve been crazy busy but I’ll email it to everyone tonight!

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    nutmegnanny — September 23, 2010 at 1:11 am

    What a great salad! It’s perfect for saying goodbye to summer 🙂

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    A Bitchin' Kitchen — September 23, 2010 at 3:09 am

    This looks so good! Yummy produce is really the only thing I’ll miss about summer time. I came across your site earlier today while searching for a pumpkin spice cheesecake brownie recipe (which I plan on making tomorrow btw). You have some great recipes and I’ll definitely be returning!

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    Lisa — September 23, 2010 at 4:50 am

    What a great vegetarian dish. With all those gorgeous colors it’s a feast for the eyes as well as for the palate.

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    Eliana — September 23, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    What a gorgeous dish. It looks super delicious too.

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    The Small Boston Kitchen — September 25, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    YUM! Great way to (healthily) soak up the last bits of summer flavors! Looks great…

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