Healthier Elote

by Erin

No Mexican meal is complete without elote, especially when paired with tacos. Since I had already made the tacos healthier by oven-frying the avocados I decided I needed to do the same with the corn. All I did was swap out the mayo for Greek yogurt, but could not tell the difference.

These ears of corn we baked in the oven, but I usually prefer grilling them with the husks on. Unfortunately I do not own an outdoor grill but if you do, soak in water beforehand or wrap in foil so the husks don’t catch on fire!

Healthier Elote

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Serves 2*


2 ears of corn, shucked

2 Tbsp melted butter

2 Tbsp plain Greek yogurt (I used 2% Chobani)

1/4 cup finely grated cotija cheese

Smoked paprika

2 lime wedges, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Roll ears in melted butter and wrap securely in foil. Bake for 25 minutes, turning often.
  3. Using a spatula, spread Greek yogurt evenly over each ear of corn. Sprinkle with cotija cheese and paprika. Serve with a lime wedge.

*Easily double or triple this recipe for more servings

Source: Adapted from Allrecipes.


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Tracey June 2, 2013 - 7:28 pm

Ok confession, I didn’t know what elote was…. Learn something new every day :) Now that I know, I want it!!

becca May 29, 2013 - 9:40 pm

I freaking love Elote. I’m definitely going to make this!!

amy @ fearless homemaker May 29, 2013 - 1:32 pm

I loooove elote and your healthier version looks SO good. Such a perfect summer side dish!

Meagan @ Scarletta Bakes May 29, 2013 - 10:48 am

Love this, Erin! And love that you healthified your elote with Greek yogurt! Fantastic!!

spiffycookie May 29, 2013 - 10:54 am

Thanks Meagan! Geek yogurt is my favorite substitute for mayo :-)

Renee @ Tortillas and Honey May 29, 2013 - 10:41 am

I love that you’ve done a healtier elote! Elote is one of my favorites and I’ve never even thought of using Greek yogurt instead of mayo! I definitely need to make this with your avocado tacos! I think a BBQ is in order! :-)


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