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Mexican Street Corn Recipe
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4.60 from 10 votes

Vegan Mexican Street Corn

Spice up your corn on the cob, and make it fancy and fun for the family. Marinating, grilling, and topping your corn brings out the depths of the flavors of summer corn.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 244kcal


Vegan Parmesan

  • 1 recipe vegan parmesan cheese optional

Spicy Cashew Cream

  • ½ cup raw cashews soaked overnight; or skip this step (just blend longer)
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 3 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 teaspoons cumin


  • 6-8 ears corn husks removed, rinsed
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • ¼ cup cilantro
  • 3 dashes hot sauce of choice
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 large Ziplock Bag

Toppings: (Put in separate dishes)

  • 1 small red onion diced
  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • Additional hot sauce on the side
  • Vegan parmesan



  • Clean corn.
  • Place corn, lime juice, cilantro, and hot sauce in a large plastic Ziplock bag.
  • Shake it up, and refrigerate overnight or at least for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the grill to 400 degrees.
  • Remove corn from the bag and place on the grill.
  • Cook, rotating the corn for 15 minutes; avoiding charing by rotating (turn every five minutes)

Spicy Cashew Cream

  • Drain cashews or use raw cashews (if you do not soak them, you have to blend longer, or you need to add more water).
  • Add the rest of the ingredients, and blend in a high-speed blender.
  • Please place it in a dish to spread on corn.


  • Place cooked, grilled corn on plates.
  • Drizzle the corn with cashew cream.
  • Add chopped red onion and cilantro.



  • To select the freshest corn on the cob, look for ears that are firm to the touch, with moist-looking bright green husks.
  • As for the silk tassels, the hair-like strands sticking out from the top of the corn, they should also look fresh.
  • Some browning at the top is Okay, but if they're entirely brown or dried out, put them back.
  • The kernels should feel plump and give under the gentle weight of your thumb but should not pop.
  • If an ear of corn feels mealy or hard as you feel it under the husk, it has likely been picked too soon (hard), too late (mealy and crumbly), or has been stored for too long after picking and has dried out.
  • Marinating overnight provides a better flavor.


Calories: 244kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 397mg | Potassium: 353mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 71IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 3mg