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Esquites Recipe

Lil' Luna
Esquites is a tasty corn salad topped with chili and cotija cheese. It's incredibly delicious and easy to whip up!
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4
Calories 486 kcal


  • 1/4 c mayonnaise
  • 1/3 c Mexican Crema or sour cream
  • garlic salt (with parsley flakes)
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 24 (two 12 oz bags) oz frozen corn
  • 2 tbsp salted butter
  • 1/2 c cotija cheese
  • chili powder to taste
  • cilantro for garnish
  • 1 lime cut into wedges for garnish


  • In a small bowl, combine mayo, crema, garlic salt and lime juice. Set aside.
  • In a medium pot, bring 1 c. of water to a boil. Once boiling, add corn and cover. Bring back to a simmer and cook for about 4-5 minutes or until corn is cooked through.
  • Drain water and return the corn to a pan and cook until a few pieces are a little browned/charred. Add butter and the mayo-crema mixture and cook until combined.
  • Divide into cups and top with cotijja, chili powder and cilantro. Serve warm.
  • serves 4-6



Calories: 486kcalCarbohydrates: 64gProtein: 12gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 443mgPotassium: 779mgFiber: 8gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 345IUVitamin C: 24mgCalcium: 140mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Corn Esquites, Esquite, Esquites, Esquites Recipe
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