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Elotes En Vaso…Vegan Mexican Street Food!

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Elotes En Vaso…Vegan Mexican Street Food!

Elote en Vaso

Authentic Mexican Street Food, Veganized!

Hola amigos! Today we have veganized Mexican Street Food!   Tonia Hicks joins us for an easy recipe of Elotes En Vaso-(Corn in a Cup!). This is similar to a popular corn dish street vendors sell, made with corn, mayo, cheese, and spices.   Tonia is the queen of veganizing any dish, and she does it again today, turning this usually dairy-filled dish, into a plant-based masterpiece with all the same flavors!



A Veganizing Master

We love it when Tonia joins us in the kitchen. Her recipes are always so unique and flavorful, but super simple.  Tonia is not only talented at veganizing any recipe, but she is also a hairstylist and indie filmmaker from Michigan who has been doing vegan activism since 2018. She is a powerful contributor representing the Midwest on UnChainedTV. And we love having her!  Tonia has a YouTube channel called Your Vegan Friend Tonia that you should definitely check out.  It is fresh and fun and filled with lots of delicious recipes, and other great videos about veganism and the vegan lifestyle.  From recipes to interviews, and visits to animal sanctuaries, you can find it all on Tonia’s YouTube channel.


Tonia Hicks


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Elotes En Vaso- A Taste Of Mexican Street Food

Elotes En Vaso is basically cheese-covered grilled corn with tasty spices.  So it is pretty simple to make vegan by simply using plant-based cheese and mayo instead. And Who wouldn’t want to recreate the delicious magic of Mexican street food!? This is such a delicious side dish and so easy to make.  Tonia used freshly grilled corn on the cob but feel free to use canned or frozen corn. The little additions of spices, lime, and cheese make this creamy dish one you’ll love to eat and serve to friends at a party, or just have for yourself as a snack when hunger strikes.

Elote en Vaso ingredients
The simple ingredients used for this tasty side dish.


Elote en Vaso
The finished Elote en Vaso.  Yummy!


Elote en Vaso

Elote en Vaso/Corn in a Cup!

An authentic veganized Mexican street food dish everyone will love. It is creamy and cheesy and flavored with the perfect spices!
Course Side Dishes
Cuisine Mexican


  • 5 Ears of corn cut off the cob or use 2 drained and rinsed cans of whole kernel corn or 1lb bag of warmed frozen corn.
  • 1/2 C vegan mayo
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 C shredded vegan cheese
  • 1/4 C finely chopped cilantro
  • 1 tsp chili powder in the video Tonia used less but decided to add a bit more!
  • the juice of 1 lime


  • This is easy to make! Just add all of the ingredients in a bowl and mix! The corn is great if it's still warm (doesn't need to be hot, just warm) and the mayo and cheese can be added cold. This ends up making the dish room temperature. It is also tasty cold so if you store leftovers in the fridge that's fine to eat as is.
  • Enjoy!
Keyword vegan
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Vegan Elote en Vaso…Made In Minutes!

I just LOVE Mexican street food!  It is delicious, flavorful, and brings me joy!  Mexican food is my favorite kind of food!  Go ahead and give this tasty side dish a try and let us know how much you loved it.  Take a photo of your finished dish and tag @UnChained_TV on Instagram.  Looking for other easy plant-based recipes to try?  Jump on over to our recipe page, where we have a ton to choose from.  Until next time…keep cookin’!

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