When it comes to menu items, 48% of younger consumers are interested in trying more ethnic soups.* With Elote trending, we’re here to help you satisfy these expectations by offering trend-forward options that will keep them coming back. Now introducing our Reserve Mexican Street Corn flavor, featuring sweet, fire-roasted corn, Cotija cheese and a traditional street corn spice blend with a hint of lime.
Get the most out of this new frozen soup by serving it on its own, customizing it with garnishes or leveraging it as a versatile, speed scratch ingredient. Here are some suggestions and tips from our very own culinary team.
- Cilantro Sprigs
- Sour cream
- Chili lime spice
- Tortilla strips
- Sliced scallions
- Chilled chopped shrimp
- Chili lime crema
- Lime wedges
- Pico de Gallo
- Spiced popcorn
Want to get more creative? Try using it as an ingredient to create a new signature dish:
- Mexican street corn dip – Take Mexican street corn soup and add white cheddar cheese, lime juice and chili powder. Heat up some corn in a large skillet until brown and add that in and garnish with minced cilantro and lime juice. Serve with tortilla chips or toasted bread or pour over nachos and add a protein.
- Corn & chicken casserole – Spice up your traditional chicken casserole by mixing in some Mexican street corn soup, cooked corn, white cheddar cheese, roasted chicken and crumbled bacon. Garnish with tortilla chips and cilantro sprigs.
- Mexican street corn & pork carnitas bowl – Cook down Mexican street corn soup, mix with corn and Monterrey cheese. Top mixture with pulled carnitas and cheese. Serve with salsa, lime wedges, cilantro & warm tortillas.
- Chili lime shrimp & corn casserole – Add some flair to your corn casserole by adding Mexican street corn soup to your corn mixture. For a great summertime dish, marinate shrimp with chili, salt and lime juice. Grill and pair with the Mexican street corn casserole.
*Source: Technomic Soup & Salad Consumer Trend Report, 2018