May 2024

this month’s cooking challenge recipe is…

Esquites (Mexican street corn salad or Elote en Vaso) in a bowl.


This recipe will quickly become your new favorite snack.

Esquites are a popular Mexican street food that features only a handful of inexpensive ingredients like corn, mayo, lime juice, cilantro, and chili powder to create a flavor-packed treat.

It’s perfect for Cinco de Mayo, barbecues, or just an afternoon snack!

How to Join

  1. Cook the assigned recipe for the month. You can sign up for Isabel Eats Cooking Challenge emails to be notified as soon as a new challenge is posted. Also check my social media for reminders and updates.
  2. Take a photo of the recipe and email it to Isabel Eats. A simple photo that you take with your phone is perfect. It doesn’t need to be fancy. Submit your photo by emailing it to
  3. Leave a review and star rating on the recipe. This is the last step in entering the cooking challenge. Make sure to use the same email address as the one you used to email the photo.

Important Dates & Prizes

Entries for the month’s cooking challenge must be submitted by 11:59pm CST on the last day of the month to be entered to win 1 $100 Amazon gift card!

This month, we’ll have 2 additional winners that will be sent an exclusive coupon code for my new E-book series, The Mexican Kitchen!

The winners of the challenge and prize will be notified via email within 1 week of the end of the challenge.

About the Cooking Challenge

The Isabel Eats Cooking Challenge is a monthly cooking club aimed to help motivate and inspire you to get in the kitchen.

My goal is to bring together our virtual community and celebrate our love of delicious Mexican food.

Each month, I’ll pick a recipe for the Isabel Eats community to make. Then all you have to do is snap a photo of the dish, email it to me, and enter by leaving a comment and star rating on the recipe for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card!

Last Month’s Challenge Recap

April’s cooking challenge featured Chicken Enchiladas, and they all looked delicious! Thank you to all who participated.

April’s winner was Heather B., and she was notified via email and has been sent her prize. Congratulations, Heather!

Past Cooking Challenge Recipes