Esquites Recipe. This esquites recipe is perfect for parties or potlucks! Take it to a bbq or take it to work; it's perfectly welcome at any holiday spread. Vegetarian and vegetable-packed, it's one of the most delicious sides or side dishes we know. Measured in cups, this mexican street corn dish - classic in mexico - is also perfect for cinco de mayo parties! You'll need corn, garlic, cilantro, cotija cheese, jalapeno pepper, mayonnaise or mexican crema, lime juice, and chili powder.