Move over corn, there’s a new veggie just begging to be Elote’d. If you’re unfamiliar with Elote, its a delicious dish of cooked sweet corn slathered in a spicy mixture of mayonnaise, crema, chili powder and sprinkled with cheese. However, ever since Trader Joe’s launched their Everything but the Elote seasoning, I’ve been on a mission to Elote everything.

This recipe is super quick and simple, diet friendly, and makes a killer side dish or snack!

Looking for some other savory dishes?

Try my Everything Bagel Dogs, Homemade Hummus with Balsamic Tomato Jam, or Asian Style BBQ Pork Tacos.

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Let’s Make Elote Zucchini Chips!


  • 1 zucchini, sliced into thin chips
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp Everything but the Elote Seasoning*
  • 1 tbsp Cotija cheese

*If you can’t get your hands on the seasoning, you can make a variation of it using the below recipe and just add a tablespoon to this dish

  • 2 tsp paprika (smoked or regular)
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp Chipotle pepper powder
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp grated parmesan


  1. Cut zucchini into thin chip and put in a mixing bowl
  2. Add oil to zucchini, toss to coat slices in oil
  3. Add Everything but the Elote seasoning, toss until zucchini are evenly coated in seasoning
  4. Lay on an air fryer sheet so that no zucchini pieces are overlapping (may need multiple trays if you have an oven-type air fryer)
  5. Air fry at 390F for 12-14 minutes, until zucchini are crisp to your liking (these are delicious as soft or crunchy zucchini chips, so it’s totally a matter of preference)
  6. Sprinkle with Cotija cheese and enjoy!

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