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Healthy Grilled Mexican Corn Recipe

This healthy grilled Mexican corn is always the star of the party. We substitute greek yogurt for mayonnaise for a healthy swap, add crumbly Mexican cheese, spices, cilantro and plenty of lime juice.
Course *Easy Entertaining Dishes
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword healthy, corn, grilled corn, Mexican corn, grilled Mexican corn, healthy grilled Mexican corn recipe, healthy corn
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 ears
Calories 123kcal
Author Dani Meyer


  • 8 ears of fresh corn
  • 1 1/4 cup greek yogurt nonfat or full fat works great
  • 2.5 ounces 1/4 of a 10 oz package mexican cotija cheese crumbled
  • 1/2 teaspoon chile powder we like ancho chile powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup cilantro minced finely
  • 4 limes cut in wedges


  • 1. Pull back husks on corn and remove silks. Trim the husks if desired or remove all together but leave the stalk for a nice handle.
    2. Grill over a hot grill turning every 10 minutes or so (more frequent if your grill has hot spots) until corn is cooked through and nicely blackened in spots, about 35 minutes total.
    3. Combine yogurt and cheese in a bowl.
    4. Combine chili powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in a bowl
    5. Slather hot corn with yogurt sauce, top with spice mixture, cilantro, and squeeze lime over or serve with lime wedges.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 123kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 131mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g