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Esquites with Frozen or Canned Corn

Ramon Solorzano
This esquites recipe is super easy for busy parents and is bound to become a family favorite.
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins


  • 3 cup / 372 g frozen corn kernels defrosted (W)
  • 1 Tbs. / 15 mL unsalted, room-temperature butter
  • 2 Tbs. / 30 mL mayo
  • 1 medium lime juiced (W)
  • 1 Tbs. / 4 g scallions diced, green part only (W)
  • 3 oz. / 84 g cotija cheese
  • 2 tsp. / 10 mL cilantro chopped
  • ½ tsp. / 2.5 mL paprika


  • In a medium bowl, add all ingredients and mix until well incorporated.
  • To assemble, place 6 to-go or travel sized containers on the counter and scoop ½ cup / 88 g of mixture into each.
  • Close containers and store cold.


  • Fresh or canned corn can be substituted for frozen.
  • Feta can be used in place of cotija cheese. You could also use cheddar or a blend of shredded Mexican cheeses.
  • Esquites can be stored in a closed container in the fridge for 4 days.
  • This snack is best served cold and thus accompanied by an ice pack for travel. Remember to pack a fork.


Sodium: 361mgCalcium: 80mgVitamin C: 5mgVitamin A: 487IUSugar: 4gFiber: 2gPotassium: 151mgCholesterol: 20mgCalories: 146kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 4gFat: 10gProtein: 4gCarbohydrates: 14gIron: 1mg
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