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Dip de maíz mexicano

Dip de maíz mexicano


Mexican corn dip, also known as an elote dip is a fun and simple dip recipe that takes advantage of any extra fresh corn you have on hand.

With summer grilling in full swing, enjoy these easy grilling recipes like our Cuban pork shish kabobs or our Puerto Rican chicken shish kabobs. Don’t forget our healthy chayote tuna salad or shrimp macaroni salad for the sides!

corn dip in a cast iron pan

What is Mexican Corn Dip?

Mexican corn dip is essentially an elote in dip form. What is an elote you may be wondering? And elote is a grilled or cooked whole corn that is typically brushed with mayonnaise and then rolled in cotija cheese and sprinkled with Tajin seasoning. Known as Mexican street corn. You can find them on food trucks if you’re lucky.

You may have seen the trends of hot Cheetos elotes -you can definitely crush some hot Cheetos, or even regular Cheetos to top this dip!

What ingredients are in Mexican corn dip?

The ingredients in Mexican corn dip are:

  • fresh roasted corn (do not cheat and used canned or frozen corn for this recipe)
  • mayonnaise
  • sour cream
  • cotija cheese
  • shredded mozzarella or cheddar (or both) cheese
  • lime juice
  • Tajin seasoning

Here are some more Latin inspired summer recipes for you to try!

Chayote Egg Salad

Cubano Burger

Lemon Flan

Double Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwich


corn dip in a cast iron pan

Mexican Roasted Elote Corn Dip

Creamy, cheesy, and tasty, this elote corn dip is the must make dip for parties!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword corn dip, elote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes
Servings 6
Author Neyssa Jump


  • 3 roasted corn kernels cut out
  • 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup of sour cream
  • ¼ cup of shredded mozzarella or cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup of cotija cheese
  • 1 teaspoon of lime juice or to taste
  • 1-2 teaspoons of Tajin seasoning


  1. In a large bowl, mix together mayonnaise, sour cream, lime juice, and cheeses.
  2. Fold in roasted corn kernels.
  3. Place in a medium pot over medium heat for 5-7 minutes, or until cheeses melt.
  4. Once warmed through, sprinkle Tajin seasoning over the elote corn dip.
  5. Serve with crackers or tortillas.