Incredible Mexican-Style Corn on the Cob


Street vendors across Mexico sell this delicious grilled corn topped with mayonnaise, chili powder and cheese. I’m making the sauce using a small amount of light mayonnaise and nonfat yogurt. The corn can be grilled or broiled in the oven. I’ve included both ways of cooking it. The skinny for 1 serving, 110 calories, 4 grams of fat and 4 Weight Watchers SmartPoints.  It’s so amazingly good…You’ll never look at corn on the cob the same!

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes


4 ears corn, husked

A little salt and pepper

2 tablespoons light mayonnaise, I like Best Foods Light (Hellmans)

2 tablespoons nonfat plain yogurt

Tabasco sauce, to taste

½ teaspoon chili powder

2 tablespoons finely shredded Cotija or Parmesan cheese, see shopping tip

1 lime, quartered


1. To Grill: Preheat grill to medium-high. Coat corn with cooking spray (I love olive oil spray).  Grill corn, turning occasionally, until marked and tender, 8 to 12 minutes total.  Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper.

2. To Broil: Preheat broiler. Line a baking pan with foil. Coat corn with cooking spray. Broil for about 5-6 minutes until browned. Turn over and broil about 5 minutes more.  Sprinkle each with a little salt and pepper.

3. In a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise, yogurt and a little Tabasco sauce, to taste. While the corn is still warm, spread each ear with 1 tablespoon of sauce.  Squeeze each with a little fresh lime juice and sprinkle each with ½ tablespoon Cotija or Parmesan cheese.  Season with a little chili powder over the corn and serve.

Makes 4 servings (1 Mexican-style corn on the cob each)

Shopping Tip

Cotija cheese, also called queso añejo or queso añejado, is an aged Mexican cheese similar in texture and flavor to Parmesan cheese. Find it near other specialty cheeses in most supermarkets.  If you can’t find it, use Parmesan cheese.

Weight Watchers SmartPoints
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS
Weight Watchers
(old points) 2

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 Mexican-style corn on the cob
110 calories, 4g fat, 1g sat. fat, 3mg chol, 18g carbs, 4g protein, 3g fiber, 288mg sodium, 3g sugar

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13 Responses to “Incredible Mexican-Style Corn on the Cob”

  1. Incredible Mexican-Style Corn on the Cob | | Healthy RecipesHealthy Recipes Says:

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  2. Diane Balch Says:

    I’ve wanted a recipe for corn like this. I’m thrilled. Please share it on foodie friday today.

  3. admin Says:

    I just shared it…Thanks so much for the invite Diane and for hosting another wonderful foodie friday!

  4. Jessica Says:

    Yum, yum, yum! I had something like this once at a Mexican restaurant and I always wondered how they got it to taste so good- broiler! Of course! I don’t think they used mayo on theirs though, nice touch. I found your blog via Foodie Friday and would love it if you joined my link party too

    Hop to see you there!


  5. admin Says:

    That’s great Jessica. I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for the invite. I’ll be there…With best regards, Nancy

  6. Diane Balch Says:

    I just wanted you to know that I included your recipe in a post about corn. I will be pinning and tweeting it this week.

  7. admin Says:

    Thanks so much for including my corn recipe Diane. My husband and I love this recipe so much I end up making it at least 3 times a week! I just checked your site and it looks great!!! I love your site,!

  8. Evelyn @ My Turn for us Says:

    Love corn!! But haven’t been eating it Mexican Style because of all the extra calories but now I can!!!

    Thanks for sharing!!

    Just dropping in from Lets Get Social Sunday to thank you for joining in and still enjoying following you:)))

  9. admin Says:

    Thank you Evelyn! And thanks for hosting such a fun Lets Get Social Sunday link party!

  10. Aunt Bee Says:

    This looks and sounds SO delicious!

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  12. Kecia Says:

    That loos wonderful!

  13. admin Says:

    Thank you Kecia!

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