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Elote Mexican Corn

Traditional Elote usually has:

* cayenne or chipotle powder – something red and spicy!
* crumbly cheese sprinkled on top and melting into the corn crevices
* butter or mayo for slathering before you drench in the dry ingredients
* salt
* lime
* additional flavorings like chopped cilantro, jalapeno and more

Now here’s my healthier version (shown in the photos)

Mexican Chile-Cheezy Corn on the Cob – Elote
vegan version, serves 2-3

2-3 ears corn, husks removed – kept whole – stem in tact
1/4 cup vegan jack cheese, shredded
1 Tbsp vegan butter – or vegan mayo
1/4 cup nutritional yeast – yellow cheezy flavor
1 tsp chipotle powder
1/2 tsp cayenne powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp sea salt

garnish: lime wedges and chopped cilantro


1. Prep your spices dish by combining all dry ingredients and setting aside on a plate – then boil your husked corn until tender. Less is more if your corn is fresh!

2. Wipe down your corn so it is dry – but be careful because it will still be quite hot from boiling.

3. Rub the corn in butter or mayo – until slathered on all sides.

4. Now quickly roll your slathered corn in your spice mix. Do this only once – too much handling and the spices will begin to clump. Place each corn on a serving platter.

5. Dash a bit of extra chili spice over top your coated corn. Sprinkle cheese over top. Garnish and serve!

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