Dairy-Free Elotes are a Simple Twist on Farm-to-Table Street Food
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This butter-less delight can be enjoyed as long as the corn supplies last. In the cooler months, you can use pre-cut corn tossed with the ingredients for a flavorful side.
Recipe type: Side
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 6 ears of corn
  • 6 ears of corn, husked
  • ½ cup mayonnaise or vegan mayo
  • 6 tablespoons dairy-free Parmesan cheese alternative (such as Parma! or the recipe in Go Dairy Free)
  • Chili powder, to taste
  • Zest of 1½ limes, reserve limes for garnish
  1. Heat a gas grill to high and brush the grates with oil. (An indoor grill can be used.)
  2. Grill the ears of corn, turning them occasionally, until they are cooked through and slightly charred. This takes about 10 minutes.
  3. Remove the corn from the grill.
  4. Brush each ear with 1 to 2 teaspoons of mayonnaise or vegan mayo.
  5. Sprinkle each ear with 1 tablespoon of dairy-free parmesan, ⅛ teaspoon chili powder (or to taste, and ⅙th of the lime zest.
  6. Cut the zested limes into six wedges and serve them with the corn to be squeezed on the corn if desired. Serve immediately.
Recipe by Go Dairy Free at https://www.godairyfree.org/recipes/dairy-free-elotes