Weight Watchers Recipes

Elote Recipe (Mexican Street Corn Cups)


  • ▢1 cup water
  • ▢2 tablespoons sugar
  • ▢1 pound frozen whole-kernel corn
  • ▢¼ cup mayonnaise
  • ▢¼ cup sour cream
  • ▢½ teaspoon sriracha, or to taste
  • ▢kosher salt, to taste
  • ▢lime salt, to taste (optional)


  • ▢½ cup crumbled cotija cheese or queso fresco
  • ▢¼ cup cilantro
  • ▢chili powder
  • ▢1 lime wedges


1: In a medium saucepan over high, bring water and sugar to a boil. When water is boiling, add corn and cover with a lid. Simmer corn for 3-5 minutes or until corn is cooked through and tender.

2: While corn is simmering, combine mayonnaise, sour cream, sriracha, salt, and lime salt in a small bowl.

3: When corn is done cooking, drain well and return to pan. Allow to cool for about 3 minutes.

4: Add sriracha-mayo mixture to the corn and stir until well combined.

5: Divide corn into 4 individual cups.

6: Top with cheese or queso fresco, cilantro, a dash of chili powder, and a lime wedge. Serve immediately. 


  • Reduced-calorie option: Try reduced-fat mayo or even Greek yogurt instead of regular mayonnaise if you are looking for a lower-calorie creamy mayo sauce alternative.
  • Cotija alternatives: Cotija cheese can sometimes be difficult to find, so queso fresco is a good alternative. Cotija crumbles nicely and has a nice, salty flavor. It is similar to Feta cheese, but is a little more dry and crumbly, which makes it great for sprinkling on your favorite Mexican dishes.
  • Street Corn Salad or Dip: If you want to add a little more substance to this corn mixture to serve as a Mexican street corn salad or even as a dip with tortilla chips, you can always add some additional ingredients. Try adding grilled sliced cherry tomatoes, red onion, lime zest, scallions, avocado, grilled zucchini, chopped jalapeño peppers, serrano peppers (if you like a little heat), chopped red onions, and/or sautéed onion.
  • Carne Asada Corn Salad: Serve over greens and some carne asada for a delicious and hearty Mexican corn salad.
  • Add a kick with some chopped jalapeños, a dash of hot sauce, or a sprinkle of cayenne pepper for those who love the heat.
  • Add some Tajin: Stir in Tajín and a hint of hickory, so it tastes like it would straight off the grill. If you add Tajin, remove the chili powder and lime salt (its essentially the same thing).

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