Elotes are a popular street snack in Mexico that combine many of my favorite flavors; sweet corn slathered in a creamy sauce, topped with salty, tangy cheese and finished with a drizzle of hot sauce.
I made this version with garlic achaar and noted some substitutions when crema or cotija are (unfortunately!) difficult to find state-side.
Note: While I love how summery and celebratory eating corn off the cob feels, I know it can often be messy or hard to transport to picnics. Elotes can easily be turned into esquites which has all the same ingredients, but with the corn kernels removed from the cob for eating with a spoon or fork!