What's more exciting than a piping hot corn on the cob? In Mexico, the homeland of corn, they make a delicious street-food grilled corn cob called elote that's just too good to resist. So, we're so happy to share our vegan version of this Mexican dish with you, perfect for everyone to enjoy!
Preparing elote at home is super simple, even if you don't have a barbecue. In the recipe below, we'll show you how to get perfectly grilled corn on the cob in the oven. All you need is a baking oven rack.
Elote means corncob in Spanish and Mexican elote consists of grilled corn on the cob slathered with sauces and garnished with toppings. Classic sauces include mashed butter, mayonnaise, or sour cream, while common toppings include grated cotija cheese, chilli powder, and fresh cilantro.
In our recipe, we prepared a vegan elote sauce alternative that's dairy-free and egg-free. It's not just 100% plant-based but also incredibly tasty, thanks to two yummy additions. As a base, we used our vegan cashew mayo, but you can also use store-bought vegan mayo.
As for the toppings, we kept the traditional elote ingredients but swapped cheese with our plant-based cotija cheese. You can follow our recipe and make it from scratch using cashews or use any semi-hard vegan cheese you can find at the supermarket, like vegan feta or vegan parmesan.
After the first bite, you'll instantly fall in love with this Mexican street corn. We bet you'll come back for more! Its delicious combo of sweet corn, silky mayo, fresh lime, and spicy chilli is simply irresistible.