Mexican Corn on the Cob

Our take on Mexican Corn on the Cob is packed full of spice, cheese and colour, but is slimming friendly and perfect if calorie counting or following Weight Watchers!

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍

Our Mexican Corn on the Cob is inspired by a very popular Mexican street food called “elote”, which is a typical street food of grilled corn, smothered with mayonnaise and topped with shredded cojita cheese and chili powder. 

Our version takes sweetcorn, lightly coated with lime infused yogurt with a touch of hot chili powder and crumbled Feta cheese. 

It’s simply addicting and combines the flavour sensations of sweet, spicy, sour and savoury.

We first discovered this on a business trip to Arizona, the hotel had the most amazing Mexican restaurant on site.

When we arrived Mexican food didn’t really excite us, but when we left, we were absolute converts!

We’ve made this Weight Watchers and Calorie Counting friendly, by replacing the Mayo with 0% Greek Yogurt & spraying the corn with Low Calorie Cooking Spray when they came out of the oven rather than slathering them in butter!

Lastly, the lime wedge, don’t skip it!! It’s so essential!! Really adds another dimension to the corn!

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Mexican Corn on the Cob recipe?

This Mexican Corn on the Cob would make a great lunch, or have it as part of a main meal.

At only 1 Smart Point per portion, you can have all the Mexican flavours without any of the guilt!

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How many Calories are in this Mexican Corn on the Cob recipe?

This incredibly tasty dish is less than 200 calories per portion! They would work perfectly as part of a low calorie Mexican feast!

You could serve these Mexican Corn on the Cob with our popular Enchilada Lasagne!

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What do I need to make this Mexican Corn on the Cob recipe?

We like to cook our corn on the cob in an Instant Pot! You can buy one on Amazon.

We love our Instant Pot, and use it for loads of recipes such as French Dip Sandwiches!

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If you want to boil your corn in the traditional way then this recipe will work just as well!

How do I make this Mexican Corn on the Cob?

Step 1

Cook the corn in any way you want. Grilled tastes best, but I save time by using my Instant Pot or pressure cooker. Just put a rack or steaming basket in the pot, place the corn on the trivet, and add about 1 & 1/2 cups water. Enough to cover the bottom by a good 1/2 inch but not rise above the bottom of the trivet. Cook at high pressure for 4 minutes. Quick-release pressure manually.

You can also put it into a pan of boiling water for 5 minutes or so.

Step 2

While the corn is cooking, make the sauce. Combine the yogurt, feta, chilli powder & salt. Stir well.

Step 3

As soon as the corn is cooked, spray with Low Calorie Cooking Spray and rub the sauce all over. Place cobs on a plate, dust with Paprika & Coriander. Garnish with the lime wedges and serve!

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INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Cook the corn in any way you want. Grilled tastes best, but I save time by using my Instant Pot or pressure cooker. Just put a rack or steaming basket in the pot, place the corn on the trivet, and add about 1 & 1/2 cups water. Enough to cover the bottom by a good 1/2 inch but not rise above the bottom of the trivet. Cook at high pressure for 4 minutes. Quick-release pressure manually. You can also put it into a pan of boiling water for 5 minutes or so.
  2. While the corn is cooking, make the sauce. Combine the yogurt, feta, chilli powder & salt. Stir well.
  3. As soon as the corn is cooked, spray with Low Calorie Cooking Spray and rub the sauce all over. Place cobs on a plate, dust with Paprika & Coriander. Garnish with the lime wedges and serve!

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