Mexican Street Corn Style Grilled Zucchini

Mexican Street Corn Style Grilled Zucchini
It's the middle of summer which means that zucchini is everywhere and I am always looking for tasty new ways to enjoy it! The other day I was thinking about one of my favourite summer foods, elote or Mexican street corn, which is corn on the cob that is slathered in butter and mayonnaise and sprinkled with cheese (cotija or queso freso or feta or parmesan, etc.), cayenne, lime juice and cilantro and that lead me to the notion of serving some grilled zucchini up with the same toppings! So the basic idea was to quarter some zucchini into sticks, grill it, toss it in a mixture of butter and mayo and the sprinkle on some cheese, cayenne, lime juice and cilantro! This Mexican street corn style grilled zucchini could not be easier to make and the flavour combo of the toppings is just as fabulous on grilled zucchini as it is on corn! What a great new way to enjoy some zucchini and it's the perfect side dish for any summer meal!

Mexican Street Corn Style Grilled Zucchini
Use as much or as little cayenne as you want!

Mexican Street Corn Style Grilled Zucchini

Mexican Street Corn Style Grilled Zucchini

Mexican Street Corn Style Grilled Zucchini

Mexican Street Corn Style Grilled Zucchini
Mexican Street Corn Style Grilled Zucchini

Mexican Street Corn Style Grilled Zucchini

Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes Servings: 4

Grilled zucchini topped with mayonnaise, crumbled feta, cilantro, cayenne and lime juice! (Think elotes or Mexican street corn style grilled zucchini!)

  • 2 pounds zucchini, quartered lengthwise
  • 1 tablespoon butter, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup cotija or queso freso or feta, crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
  • cayenne pepper to taste
  • 1/2 lime, juice
  1. Grill the zucchini over medium-high heat until just tender, about 2-3 minutes per side, brush with the mixture of the butter and mayo, sprinkle on the cheese, cilantro, cayenne and lime juice and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts: Calories 106, Fat 6.6g (Saturated 3.5g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 17mg, Sodium 174mg, Carbs 10.7g (Fiber 3g, Sugars 4.8g), Protein 4.3g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam


Joanna said...

I have to admit- I'm not a huge fan of Mexican search of a perfect recipe. Will this be the one ;)

Joanne said...

Can we just turn every grilled vegetable into elote?! Because that would be delicious. Great idea!

HipFoodie Mom said...

Kevin, I love this!!! what a great idea with the zucchini!!!

ami@naivecookcooks said...

Kevin this is one genius idea!! Never thought of making it with something other than corn!

Julie @ Table for Two said...

This is genius! I love that you used zucchini instead of corn. There is such an abundance of zucchini right now.

marla {Family Fresh Cooking} said...

Oh the twist on that corn!!

Bella B said...

yum! I have so much zucchini in the garden. I will have to try this.

Shashi Charles said...

YUM! Love this version of zucchini!

motherrimmy said...

I don't live too far from corn fields and farmer's markets. I'll definitely be making this over the weekend with both zucchini and corn!

Maria said...

I am always looking for new ways to use zucchini too!

Kalyn Denny said...

Just letting you know I featured this recipe in my Deliciously Healthy Low-Carb Recipes Round-Up for July 2015! Great recipe; I think my readers are going to love it!

Kathi Petersen said...

This is absolutely GREAT! I had a half a red pepper and half a yellow pepper too and I sliced them and added them in. Fantastic and I just had the leftovers for dinner cold ... wonderful cold! Thanks for this great idea ... Love your recipes!

Kristina @ Fit To Savor said...

Oh my gosh, I'm obsessed with this on corn, what a fantastic idea with zucchini!! Can't wait to try this!

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