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Kicked-Up Corn

Aug 19, 2019 05:51PM ● By John Lehndorff
Colorado’s sweaty summer culminates in an embarrassment of sweet vegetables and fruits ripe for the picking including the state’s ask for by name signature crop: Olathe sweet corn. Excellent corn is grown all over the state. Stop by the farmers’ market for enough ears on which to gorge, then spice up your late summer barbecues with this recipe for elote, the Mexican style street corn.

• 4 ears sweet corn, shucked
• 4 tbsp plain greek yogurt
• 4 tbsp light mayonnaise
• ¹⁄₄ cup grated cotija or parmesan cheese
• ground red chile powder or chili powder mix, to taste
• ¹⁄₄ cup cilantro, finely chopped
• 1 lime, cut into wedges

STEP 1: Grill sweet corn, rotating occassionally until cooked through with grill marks.
STEP 2: In small container, mix yogurt and mayonnaise then spread over grilled corn.
STEP 3: On each ear, sprinkle cheese and chile powder, followed by cilantro.
STEP 4: Squeeze lime wedge over the whole thing and chomp away.