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Vegan Elote

Updated: Jul 1, 2020

With summertime here, dinners in our backyards, patios, and parks are a must. Which is why today, I want to share my flavorful vegan elote recipe with you. If you have never had an elote before it is also often referred to as Mexican street corn. Our veganized version is made with corn, vegan mayo, and a few incredible spices. Emanuel and I started making this dish last summer when we wanted to kick up our corn on the cob game. We started out with making this dish on the cob, which is amazing and I highly recommend trying it if you don't mind your hands and face getting a little messy. We will be making this recipe for a cup. Making it easier for you to bring out to picnics, and in the future, potlucks with friends and loved ones.

You can serve this dish in many different ways. It is perfect to have as a topping on your tacos or taco salad. If you don’t like your foods to mix you can also enjoy this to the side of your main meal.

This vegan elote is so simple to make. You can throw this together for a quick side for lunch, or an impromptu picnic date with your shelter in place buddy. This dish is also a great side to bring to events in the future as vegans and nonvegans will love it.

Let’s talk about some key ingredients for this recipe. The star of this recipe next to the corn is the seasoning. For this dish, I am using a chile-lime adobo seasoning which I found at Kroger. You can also use Pico Fruta which I found at my local Penzey's. I think both seasonings work very well with this dish and encourage you to try both if you are able to. Note that if you chose to try the pico fruta, you will need to squeeze in 1/4 cup of lime.

In this recipe, I am also using Helman's Vegan Mayo and, trust me as someone who doesn't love mayo that much, this dressing will hold together your seasonings and create a creamy topping for your corn. If you haven't seen this vegan Helman's mayo before I recommend trying it. I found mine at Kroger and I personally find it to be cheaper compared to other vegan mayo brands. If you are at other stores, such as Publix or have a Whole Foods in your area you may find Follow Your Hearts Veganaise, which is also great to use for this recipe.

I typically like to cook my corn on the stove, then drain any excess water and add the remainder of the ingredients. If you are in a rush you can also make your frozen corn in the microwave, just drain and add ingredients, once it has finished cooking. I also like to serve my elote warm or at room temperature. Check out below to see how this recipe is made and take your taco nights to the next level.

Vegan Elote

Serves 4

Prep Time 5 Minutes l Cook Time 10 Minutes l Total Time 15 Minutes


-1 16 oz package of Frozen Corn

-1/2 packet Sazón

-2 tbsp Helman's vegan mayo

-1/2 tsp chili powder

-1/2 tsp chili lime adobo


  1. Cook corn as directed on package.

  2. Once cooked, drain excess water.

  3. Mix in vegan mayo and seasonings, until creamy and well blended.

  4. Serve and enjoy!

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