Grilled Elote Peppers

Swapping out the corn for those abundant mini sweet peppers you can find at basically any grocery store. They have Elote Seasoning, Cotija cheese, and a bunch of fresh cilantro. This is quick and perfect as a side dish or appetizer for your next BBQ!

June 28, 2024

Grilled Elote Peppers

Alissa DiSanto
  • Cook Time
    15 min
  • Total Time
    15 min
  • Difficulty
    Super Easy


  • 1lb bag mini sweet peppers
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil- 1tbsp prior to going on the grill, the other for after
  • Salt
  • 2 tbsp everything but the elote seasoning
  • ½ cup cotija cheese
  • 1 bunch cilantro


  1. Preheat the grill to 450°
  2. While the grill is preheating, toss the peppers in the oil and season with salt.
  3. Skewer all the peppers.
  4. Once grill is hot, place peppers on the grill and grill for 3-4 minutes per side or until the peppers begin to char and are slightly soft.
  5. Remove from grill and carefully remove from skewer and place in a single layer on a serving dish.
  6. Evenly coat the peppers with the everything but the elote seasoning.
  7. Finish with the cotija cheese and a good handful of freshly torn cilantro leaves.


  • If using wood skewers, make sure to soak them in water for 2-24 hours prior to grill to ensure the wood does not burn.



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