Vegan Caramelized Onion Elote

Mexican Sides & Mains
Gluten-Free
Nut-free
Soy-Free

This Vegan Caramelized Onion Elote dish is a delicious, healthy snack that reminds me of walking around Mexico enjoying fresh street food! It’s such a light snack and is perfect for summer. Similar to Esquites, a Mexican street corn salad, except it’s topped off with tasty caramelized onions!

Growing up, I visited Mexico often to visit family, and I always loved trying new foods and walking around to see new places. I loved figuring out what street vendors were my favorite so I could go back to them the next time I visited. One of my all-time favorites, of course, was Elote! Grilled corn smothered in creamy goodness, cheese and spices…. What could be better?! This is all to say that I’ve spent a fair share of my time experimenting in the kitchen with different corn recipes.

While I have a different recipe specifically for Vegan Elote, I wanted a similar, simple yet munchable snack that could be served as a dip for multiple people to share. This Vegan Caramelized Onion Elote can be enjoyed by many, served with tortilla chips!

PREP TIME

5min

COOK TIME

40min

TOTAL TIME

45min

INGREDIENTS

  • Tortilla chips 
  • 3 cups of frozen corn 
  • 1 yellow onion 
  • 2 tsp avocado oil
  • 3 tbsp vegan butter 
  • 3 tbsp vegan Mayo 
  • Juice of 1 lime 
  • 1/2 -1 tsp chili powder 
  • Pinch of salt 
  • Vegan feta crumbled to your liking (tastes like cotija to me ;))
  • Cilantro for garnish

EQUIPMENT

  • Medium/large sized pan

Instructions

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  1. Thinly slice the yellow onion. 
  2. In a pan / skillet over medium heat add 2 tsp of oil. Once hot add onion and cook for 4 minutes then lower heat to the lowest setting an sauté for 35 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. move onions around every 5 minutes. 
  3. Once the onions are cooked remove from pan and add 1 tbsp of vegan butter, turn up the heat to medium and cook the corn for 6-7 minutes or until the corn becomes golden. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper. 
  4. Add the corn to a bowl then add 2 tbsp vegan butter, 3 tbsp vegan Mayo, 1/2-1 tsp chili powder, juice of a lime, crumbled cheese to your liking and a a small pinch of salt and pepper. Transfer the corn into your serving dish and top with the caramelized onions, cilantro, more cheese and enjoy with tortilla chips!

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