This easy Elote Dip is a crowd pleasing side dish, and uses protein packed Greek yogurt and blended cottage cheese instead of mayo. If you love traditional Mexican Street Corn you've got to give this recipe a try!
6tbspcottage cheeseblended together with the yogurt, so there are no chunks
In a medium sized cast iron skillet or frying pan set over medium heat, melt the butter and add in the corn.
Cook the corn for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until the corn has started to char on some pieces. The roasted corn taste of this recipe is what makes it so delicious.
Remove the corn from the heat and transfer to a medium bowl. Allow the corn to cool for a few minutes before adding the remaining ingredients.
Add in the rest of the ingredients and stir together well. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Enjoy with warm tortilla chips!
If corn is in season, fresh corn cut off the cob is so delicious! I really like to grill mine for this recipe. You could also place the corn kernels on a baking sheet and broil on low for 5-10 minutes, stirring a few times in between. If you're broiling something, don't step away from the oven–it will quickly char your food.
You can store this in an air tight container for up to 3 days in the fridge.
If you really don't want to use the Greek yogurt and cottage cheese, you can use mayo instead-keep in mind that this recipe won't be 21 Day Fix/Portion Fix friendly if you do that.
If you'd rather leave out the cheese, this recipe will taste just as delicious!
I do not love freezing this recipe. I feel like the creamy ingredients don't thaw well. You can definitely cook and freeze the corn and spices ahead of time, though.
Looking for spice? I love drizzling hot sauce on this before eating!
Grocery stores in different parts of the country have different offerings in different sections. Ask your store manager where to find Cojita cheese for this recipe if it's not with the other cheeses.
Serve with corn chips, tortilla chips, or veggies.
Healthy Eating Plans
The healthy ingredients in this recipe make it perfect for any healthy eating plan!
Portion Fix/21 Day Fix
Container counts for the entire recipe (I give you this count in case you change something in the recipe-it will make it a little easier to recalculate your containers): 3 yellow containers, 6 teaspoons, 1 blue container, 1 red container
Recipe serves 6
Container counts per 2/3 cup serving: Count each serving 1/2 yellow container, 1 tsp, 1/6 blue container, 1/6 red container.
If you just have one serving, and don't eat this often, I'd skip counting the 1/6 of the blue and red.
This is a recipe that I'd eat with lunch and use veggies to dip in, or fill baby bell peppers with the elote dip to get veggies in!