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Elote Seasoning For Snacks

Posted on Oct 17, 2022

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. Elote Seasoning is made with ears of cooked sweet corn that are slathered with a layer of mayo and Mexican crema then sprinkled with cotija cheese and a blend of spices, this street food is irresistibly tasty.

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What is Elote Seasoning made of?

A typical Mexican Elote seasoning blends together three staple spices:

  • Chili powder
  • Chipotle powder
  • Cumin

Alongside these Elote Seasoning staples, a medley of dried cilantro, sea salt, parmesan cheese, and cane sugar contributes to its multifaceted flavor profile, elevating the entire experience of this street food sensation. 


What is Cotija Cheese?

Elote cheese, or Cotija cheese is used as the finishing touch on Elotes. Cotija cheese is a Mexican cheese made from cow’s milk and has a salty flavor with a crumbly texture. Although Cotija 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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