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Elote Seasoning For Snacks

Posted on Aug 13, 2021

What is Elote seasoning?

You may have heard of Elote before, but did you know the very word “elote” in Spanish translates to “corn cob” in English? Elote, also known as Mexican Street Corn, is a popular snack throughout Mexico. Made with ears of cooked sweet corn that are slathered with a layer of mayo and Mexican crema then sprinkled with cojita cheese and a blend of spices, this street food is irresistibly tasty.

 

What is Elote made of?

A typical Mexican Elote seasoning blends together three staple spices:

  • Chili powder
  • Chipotle powder
  • Cumin

Many Elote corn seasonings also include a combination of dried cilantro, sea salt, parmesan cheese, and cane sugar to elevate the flavor.

 

What is Cojita cheese?

Elote cheese, or Cojita cheese is used as the finishing touch on Elotes. Cojita cheese is a Mexican cheese made from cow’s milk and has a salty flavor with a crumbly texture. Although Cojita cheese is optimal, it’s not the only cheese for Elote. Feta cheese is a perfect substitute for Elotes in a pinch!

 

Curious about this inspired blend? Reach out to sample our Elote seasoning!

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