Healthy Mexican Street Corn Dip is easy to make and loaded with flavor. It's everything you love about Mexican Street Corn but in a healthy dip!
You might be surprised when I say this but I DID NOT repeat DID NOT like corn until just a couple years ago.
Like corn straight up off the cob, or cream corn, or canned corn. None of it. No thanks.
But I have come here to tell you, we can all thank Justin Bilyeu for converting me to a fan of corn....aka his favorite "veggie". ?
And lets be honest, pairing cheese with anything is always a win!
We are taking everyone's favorite Mexican side dish and lightening it up today and making it an easy dip everyone will enjoy this summer!
Ingredients Needed for Healthy Mexican Street Corn Dip
- 5 Ears of Grilled Corn
- ½ Red Onion
- 4 Ounce Can Diced Green Chiles
- 1 Jalapeno
- 2 Tablespoons Greek Yogurt
- 5 Ounces of Crumbled Cojita Cheese
- 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
- Juice of 1 Lime
- ½ Teaspoon Cumin
- ½ Teaspoon Salt
How to Make Healthy Mexican Street Corn Dip
- The first step is to grill your corn. This will give it that classic Mexican corn flavor. Shuck and clean your ears of corn and throw them straight onto a grill. Rotate to roast each side. You want to get a nice char on the whole ear of corn. QUICK TIP - if you do not have a grill or running low on time, grab a bag of frozen roasted corn from Trader Joe's and it will do the trick!
- Cut the kernels of corn off the cob and add to a large bowl.
- Finley diced the red onion and jalapeno and add to the bowl.
- Add in a can of diced green chiles. greek yogurt, crumbled Cojita cheese, olive oil, the juice of 1 lime, and seasonings.
- Stir to combine everything together. Taste to see if more salt and lime juice are needed.
- Serve with your favorite tortilla chips and enjoy!
This dip can be served hot (right after the ears come off the grill), room temp (great dip to bring to parties, or even cold (makes great leftovers the next day)!
How Do You Use Cotija Cheese
You will see Cojita cheese most often used in Mexican recipes. It is a dry and soft crumbling cheese that does not melt, making it great for topping tacos, enchiladas, burritos, street corn, and in this dip!
What can I do with leftover Cotija cheese?
Just because Cojita cheese is mainly used in Mexican dishes doesn't mean you can't use your leftovers in other places.
Use your leftover Cojita cheese in things like
These options are limitless! And because this is a more dry semi-hard cheese, it will keep in the fridge for 4-8 weeks!
Is Cotija Cheese the Same as Queso Fresco?
Queso Fresco is similar in that is it a crumbling cheese used in Mexican dishes, but it is more fresh and soft than Cojita and his a slightly milder flavor.
Think more along the lines of a fresh mozerella that would crumble.
What is Elote?
Elote is a traditional Mexican dish often served at Mexican restaurants and other vendors.
It is a corn on the cob that is slathered with mayonnaise and crema with spices such as chili powder, lime, and cilantro, and sprinkled with Cojita cheese.
What is Mexican Street Corn Made Of?
Traditional Mexican street corn is made of corn, mayo, crema, lime, chili powder, salt, cilantro, and Cojita cheese.
But in this healthy Mexican street corn recipe, we are subbing out the mayo and crema for greek yogurt and olive oil. It doesn't skimp on any flavor but is a little lighter and fresher!
More Mexican Dishes You Will Love!
- Orzo Salad with Chili Lime Vinaigrette
- Green Chile & Tomatillo Chicken Roll Ups
- Easy Salsa Chicken [Instant Pot or Slow Cooker]
- Chorizo and Veggie Breakfast Hash
- Cheesy Bacon Wrapped Plantain Bites with Guava Crema Dip
- Cowboy Caviar Dip Recipe
- Quick and Easy Garden Fresh Salsa
- Poblano and Green Chile Guacamole