An easy dairy-free Mexican street corn recipe made by covering baked oven roasted corn in a delicious dairy-free sauce made with nutritional yeast.

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I have made this Dairy-free Mexican Street Corn more times than I can count over this summer! The sauce here is just so freaking good!

The sauce is made from a combination of mayo, lime juice, chili powder and nutritional yeast. The nutritional yeast gives it a cheesy satisfying flavor that is quite addicting.

Also, the corn here is baked, which is great if you don’t want to use a grill (but you can totally use a grill for this recipe if you want to!)

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Ingredients needed to make this Dairy-free Mexican Street Corn:

  • ears of corn
  • olive oil
  • mayonnaise
  • lime juice
  • nutritional yeast
  • chili pepper
  • salt
  • pepper

Note: make sure to use ingredients in line with your dietary needs.

For example, if you want to keep this dish Vegan, use a vegan mayo. If you want to ensure this dish is Paleo, use a Paleo mayo.

Note: I have tried various brands of nutritional yeast and have disliked some and liked others.

My all time favorite is this nutritional yeast from Anthony’s and I truly believe that this dish tastes better using this brand.

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How to make this easy street corn recipe:

There are three parts to this Dairy-free Mexican Street Corn recipe.

Part 1- Cooking the corn

Part 2- Making the dairy-free sauce

Part 3- Covering the oven roasted corn in the dairy-free sauce

Part 1- Cooking the corn

To cook the corn you can either cook it in the oven, like I did in this recipe, or use your grill.

(Make sure to remove the husks and the silk prior to cooking the corn. The husks peel back easily and then it is just a matter of removing all of the silk strings off of the corn)

To cook it in the oven, cover the ears of corn in a bit of oil and cook them at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for about 30-35 minutes. Then broil the corn for a few minutes.

If you are grilling the corn, cook them according to how you normally would with your type of grill. Time and temperature depends on your device.

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Part 2- Making the dairy-free Mexican street corn sauce

This part is easy! All you have to do is mix together some mayonnaise, lime juice, salt, pepper, chili powder and nutritional yeast.

At this point, taste the sauce and see how you like it.

I personally like the ratio of ingredients in this recipe, but if you want things more spicy, add more chili powder.

If you like more lime, then add more…etc.

Part 3- Slather the corn in the dairy-free sauce

The very LAST STEP of this Dairy-free Mexican Street Corn recipe is to slather the ears of corn in the sauce that you made.

It tastes best to do this while the corn is still warm and then eating the corn warm.

I like sprinkling extra nutritional yeast, a bit of chili powder, and some parsley ( or cilantro) on top of the finished dish for the look of it, but also for an extra oomph of flavor.

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Other dairy-free veggie side-dish recipes you may enjoy:

Lightened Up Broccoli Salad (Dairy-free, Paleo) – this broccoli salad is made with sunflower seeds, raisins, and almonds. It has a lightened up mayo dressing. As a whole it is a “lightened” up version of the classic recipe.

Whole30 Mashed Potatoes– this is one of my most popular dairy-free recipes! Butter potatoes are mashed and mixed together with spices and a combo of almond milk and coconut cream. YUM.

An easy dairy-free Mexican street corn recipe made by covering baked oven roasted corn in a delicious dairy-free sauce made with nutritional yeast.

Dairy-free Mexican Street Corn

Servings: 4 people
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
An easy dairy-free Mexican street corn recipe made by covering baked oven roasted corn in a delicious dairy-free sauce made with nutritional yeast.

Ingredients

  • 4 ears of corn, husks and silk removed
  • olive oil, ( I used an olive oil spray)
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 2 tsp nutritional yeast
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/8 tsp chili powder

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. ( Or get your grill ready). Cover a cookie sheet in aluminum foil.
  • Lightly coat corn with a bit of oil. I used an olive oil spray and quickly sprayed each corn on all sides.
  • Bake the corn for 30-35 minutes, flipping them half way through. Then broil the corn for a few minutes (3 minutes was plenty with my oven). [Or grill the corn on your grill]
  • While the corn is cooking, make the sauce. In a medium bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, lime juice, nutritional yeast, salt and pepper and chili powder.
  • Once the corn is done, let it cool for a few minutes and slather each ear of corn with the sauce while it is still warm.
  • Optional- sprinkle with extra nutritional yeast and chili powder.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Dairy-free mexican street corn
Author: Dominique | Perchance to Cook