Whether or not you’ve had elote, grilled Mexican street corn, you may want to try this Italianized version.
Instead of the Mexican toppings—there are numerous options* but a popular combination is Tajin seasoning chili powder and lime juice in Mexico,
In the following recipe, the Mexican seasonings are replaced by basil pesto and sweet balsamic vinegar.
1. HEAT the grill. Place the corn on the grill, turning every few minutes until steaming, hot and tender, about 12 minutes. Meanwhile…
2. COMBINE all the ingredients except the garnish in a small bowl.
*Elote topping options include butter, cotija cheese, chili powder or Tajin seasoning, lemon or lime juice, mayonnaise, sour cream and salt.
†When golden balsamic vinegar is required, you could substitute dark balsamic; but it will darken the color of the corn. White balsamic vinegar was created to use on lighter-colored food, but it could alter the appearance of the final dish (here’s more about it). If you don’t want to darken the dish or purchase white balsamic, you can substitute white wine vinegar or rice wine vinegar.