Street Corn Recipe

Street Corn Recipe is a great way to elevate plain corn into an incredible side dish! It works well along side tacos, enchiladas or quesadillas.

Street Corn Recipe with a wedge of lime

Ordering The Same Thing At A Restaurant

Does anyone else go to restaurants and order the same thing…every time?  My husband is adventurous when it comes to food and will order the special of the day and new dishes almost every time we go out.  Me, however, stick to the same two things and hardly venture from that.  BORING, right?!?!

I went out with some friends a long time ago to a local taco shop and one of the ladies order their street corn.  I’ve heard of it, but never had it.  She politely offered some to the table and I politely took a small spoonful.

Street Corn Recipe with a wedge of lime and cheese

It was pretty much amazing and you know me, I was already trying to recreate that recipe in my mind so I could make it later at home.  It was super creamy and seasoned to perfection.  I can’t decide if it’s the creaminess or the grill on the corn that makes this dish spectacular.

Here is the FB Live Video I created to show you exactly how I make this Street Corn!

Street Corn Recipe with a wedge of lime, cheese and cilantro

What Is Street Corn?

Here we are almost a year later talking about a bowl of corn.  I’m not exaggerating when I say it’s the best corn I’ve ever had!  It’s seasoned with chili powder and a hint of cumin.  There is also lime juice which just makes the whole dish (along with that grilled flavor) and it’s topped with queso fresca.

Street Corn Recipe with a wedge of lime, cheese and cilantro

My husband and I fell in love with my homemade version and decided that it was our new favorite side dish for our Mexican Food recipes!  The recipe is for 4 servings, but he and I had no problems splitting in half and downing it all.
Sometimes ordering (or trying) new foods totally pays off.  It just helps me be more brave and break away from my edible comfort zone!

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Street Corn Recipe

Street Corn Recipe is a great way to elevate plain corn into an incredible side dish! It's seasoned with chili powder, cumin and lime juice.  Topped with queso fresca and cilantro.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Street Corn
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Author Amy


  • 16 oz Frozen Sweet Corn
  • 1/2 Medium Yellow Onion, Diced
  • 3 TBSP Butter
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Freshly Cracked Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin
  • 2 TBSP Mayonnaise
  • 2 TBSP Fresh Lime Juice
  • 3 TBSP Cilantro, Chopped

Queso Fresca


    • Heat butter in a large skillet over medium high heat.
    • Add in frozen corn and onions and cook for about 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally. You'll want brown bits to slightly form on the corn and onions, but not too much.
    • Season with the salt and pepper during the cook time.
    • Turn the heat off and sprinkle in chili powder and cumin.
    • Fold in the mayonnaise, lime juice and 2 TBSP of cilantro and mix until combined.
    • Transfer to a serving bowl and garnish the remaining cilantro and a generous amount of queso fresca. Lightly sprinkle with a pinch of chili powder to add a bit more color.
    • Serve hot with a few lime wedges on the side.

    This Street Corn would be incredible served along side my Soft Beef Tacos, Chicken and Green Chili Enchiladas or Mexicano Pollo Spud.

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  • Ange Strange
    April 25, 2016 at 6:34 am

    Looks delicious, I will definitely need to try this recipe.

  • Optimistic Existentialist
    April 26, 2016 at 7:40 am

    Looks and sounds like quite a yummy recipe indeed!

  • Unknown
    June 1, 2016 at 9:05 pm

    I absolutely hate cilantro! Would I substitute something else or just leave it out?

      June 2, 2016 at 10:37 pm

      You can totally leave it out if it's something you hate. It's still going to be really good!

  • Unknown
    June 27, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    This was awesome! Thanks so much. I made a double batch and cooked it in a wok. worked well.

  • SunSun
    June 28, 2016 at 1:08 am

    Can I omit queso fresco, if I don't have it?

  • Jane
    July 11, 2016 at 2:44 am

    Is this served hot or cold? Made the queso fresco – super easy! Want to serve it with tacos.

    • Legidio
      September 6, 2016 at 11:26 pm

      Would love to know if served hot or cold??

      September 7, 2016 at 1:26 am

      I serve it hot.