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Vegan Grilled Corn on the Cob

Vegan Mexican Grilled Corn on the cob or Vegan Elote is very easy to make using the stove top grill and a creamy tofu sauce
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 107kcal
Author Healing Tomato

Ingredients

For the grilling suace

For the corn

  • 4 Corn on the Cob Remove the husks, but, keep the stick at the end
  • 2 tsp vegan butter Melted, and divided into 4 parts
  • 2 tsp red chili powder divided into 4 parts
  • 2 tsp cumin-coriander powder ivided into 4 parts
  • cilantro for garnish
  • 1/4 cup red onions Diced and used for garnish

Instructions

Prepare the grilling sauce

  • Blend all the ingredients of the sauce in a blender and set aside

Grilling the corn on the cob

  • Heat a stove top grill on high heat
  • Lightly spray the grill with oil and place corn on it
  • Grill on its side for 5 minutes
  • Pour grilling sauce on top of the corn and turn that side to the bottom where it can be grilled
  • Repeat the pouring and grilling until all of the corn has been grilled
  • Remove the “burnt” sauce (See Notes)
  • Drizzle with a little vegan butter (optional), See notes
  • Top each grilled corn with hot red chili powder and cumin-coriander powder
  • Garnish with cilantro and red onions.  Serve immediately

Notes

- I used extra hot red chili powder for this recipe.  It is very spicy, so, adjust it to your taste
- The sauce will burn on the sides of the corn. This is normal and it easily peels off with a wooden spoon while the corn is grilling. Remove the burnt sauce and discard it
- Once the corn has been grilled, drizzle about 1/2 tsp of melted vegan butter on each corn. This is optional, but, it adds a little shine to the corn and also keeps the spices from flying into your nose when you try to bite into the corn
 

Nutrition

Calories: 107kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 344mg | Potassium: 311mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 675IU | Vitamin C: 9.3mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1.4mg