Vegan Mexican Street Corn Recipe! (Vegan Elotes)

Today’s ‘Cook with Me’ video features me trying out Vegan Elotes (Mexican Street Corn)! Check out the video below to see how I made it, and take a look at the written recipe below for the step-by-step instructions!

Elote (pronounced as e-loh-tay) — also known as Mexican street corn — is a recipe wherein you slather corn on a cob with some mayonnaise flavoured with lime juice, cheese, and cilantro. I remember a friend of mine ate one of these when we were visiting New York City a few years ago and I didn’t eat it because I had already quit dairy/eggs (I don’t think I was vegan at the time). Since then, I’ve always been curious about this. 

I really wanted to make a vegan version of this so I started looking around on the Internet and put together a recipe that’s low effort AND delicious! I got a few ideas based on some recipes I saw but I tweaked to make it extra easy. I was really impressed with how this turned out – it has a very unique taste and the lime really brings out the flavour.

Want to see the recipe live? Head over to the video above and don’t forget to scroll down for the written recipe!

Vegan Elotes (Mexican Street Corn)


  • 3 ears of corn (corn on the cob), peeled
  • 2 tbsp vegan mayo
  • ¼ cup plain vegan coconut yogurt or vegan sour cream
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup cashew parmesan (more if desired)
  • 1 tsp chili powder (optional)
  • 1 lime, sliced into wedges


  1. Grill corn until cooked through. You can also bake the corn if you don’t have a grill. 
  2. Make the cashew parmesan if you haven’t yet (find the recipe HERE). Set aside.
  3. In a medium-sized bowl, mix together vegan mayo, coconut yogurt, cilantro (set a few pieces aside for garnishing later), salt, and garlic powder. 
  4. Spread the creamy mixture generously onto each corn. 
  5. Sprinkle on a generous amount of  cashew parmesan and top with chili powder. 
  6. Top with cilantro and serve with lime wedges (you can also mix lime juice with the mayo mixture). 
  7. Enjoy! Make sure you have plenty of napkins as it can get messy.

📌Did you like this Vegan Elotes recipe? Try out more vegan snacks by heading to the playlist below!

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