26 Best Uses for Trader Joe’s Everything But The Elote Seasoning

You know and love Trader Joe’s for their unique products, clever branding, and affordable prices and probably have some kitchen mainstays like their Everything But The Bagel seasoning. If that sounds accurate you’ve probably also picked up a bottle of their newest viral spice blend, Everything But The Elote seasoning.

This spice blend featuring salt, chile pepper, cheese, chipotle, and cumin is the seasoning blend I didn’t realize I needed.

everything but the elote seasoning

Elote is basically the perfect summer food. Traditionally, corn on the cob is covered in mayo or butter, crumbled white cheese, lime, and chili powder and served on the street. It’s sweet, spicy, tangy, salty, and the perfect crowd pleaser for any barbecue.

However, it’s not exactly the lightest way to eat a vegetable and requires a fair amount of ingredients. That is, until Trader Joe’s got involved. If you’re looking for an easy, lighter, weeknight friendly elote recipe, throw some corn on the grill or in the oven, rub it with a little bit of butter or coconut oil, sprinkle Trader Joe’s Everything But The Elote seasoning, and call it a night.

Once you realize how great this spice blend is, you’ll also realize it can find a home on almost anything, not just corn. If you’re looking for additional ways to use it, try one of these many uses that prove how versatile it is.

Anything Corn Based

  1. Corn on the cob – obviously.
  2. Elote corn cups – the off the cob adaptation, bonus points for stuffing it into mushrooms or mini peppers.
  3. Popcorn 
  4. Corn bread
  5. Corn fritters
  6. Corn salad

Sprinkle on Your Favorite Grilled Items

  1. Zucchini
  2. Summer squash
  3. Mushrooms
  4. Cauliflower
  5. Chicken
  6. Shrimp
  7. Burgers
  8. Fish

Add to Your Favorite Corn-Free Dishes

  1. Avocado toast
  2. Tacos
  3. Fajitas
  4. Eggs
  5. Roasted veggies
  6. Pizza
  7. Mac and cheese
  8. Toasted nuts
  9. Roasted chickpeas
  10. Guacamole
  11. Greek yogurt dip
  12. Hummus

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About Kira Schreiber

Kira grew up in the Chicago suburbs and is passionate about mental health, healthy eating, and sustainability. After spending the first part of her career working for a non profit mental health agency in Southern California, she transitioned to pursue a career in her passion for cooking. Now back in Chicago, Kira spends her days developing healthy recipes for a food tech start up. When not in the kitchen or on her laptop she loves spending time outdoors, hitting up a spin class, or watching home decor DIYs on YouTube.