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Mexican-Style Street Corn Dip

Mexican-Style Street Corn Dip

Katie and Richard Chudy
When sweet kernels are stripped from the cob and mixed with salty cotija and parmesan cheeses, lime zest and juice, and creamy Greek yogurt, the results are stunning. Serve with corn chips, warm bread, or crudité.


  • 4 ears corn shucked
  • 1 jalapeño pepper
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • ¾ cup cotija cheese
  • ½ cup grated parmesan
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro plus more to taste
  • 1 ½ tablespoons lime juice 2 to 3 limes, plus more to taste
  • 2 teaspoons lime zest
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Kosher salt to taste


  • Heat gas or charcoal grill to medium-high at least 30 minutes.
  • Place corn directly on grill and cook, turning frequently, until charred in spots, 8 to 10 minutes. Set aside, and cool slightly.
  • Grill the whole jalapeño until charred, 3 to 4 minutes. Meanwhile, in a large bowl combine remaining ingredients.
  • Once corn has cooled slightly, remove kernels from cob using a sharp knife. Remove seeds and ribs from the jalapeño (or leave in for extra heat), and chop finely. Add corn and jalapeño to bowl containing other ingredients.
  • Season with salt and more cilantro and lime juice, if desired. Serve at room temperature or warmed briefly in a small saucepan until heated through.

Chefs Katie and Richard Chudy

Katie and Richard Chudy are a couple (literally) of professionally trained chefs. Katie Chudy created The Small Boston Kitchen and contributes to Eater Boston. Her first cookbook, Superfood Sandwiches (Fair Winds Press), is due out in June 2015. Richard Chudy is the founder of Boston Burger Blog, and his first cookbook, American Burger Revival (Union Park Press), came out in May. They are both professionally trained chefs and together they own The Skinny Beet, a personal chef and catering company.

Photographer Evi Abeler

Evi Abeler is a food and still life photographer based in New York City. She helps art directors, cookbook authors and designers to communicate the love, passion and thought that goes into every project and creates modern, yet classic images. Her clients in advertising, publishing, hospitality and retail include Food & Wine Magazine (which named her Digital Food Award Winner), Harper Collins Publishing and Whole Foods Markets.

Stylist Laura Knoop

Laura Knoop is a New York City-based food stylist with a studio in Harlem.