Grilled Chili, Lime, Cilantro Corn on the Cob

One of my favorite summer vegetables is fresh corn on the cob so when I saw this recipe for Grilled Cilantro-Lime Corn on the cob from Anna Shortcakes I was inspired to create some of my own!  I love grilled corn and the sweetness of the corn is complimented perfectly by the creamy butter, cilantro, smoky cumin and chili powder, and tangy lime.

buttered corn

First soak the corn in warm water for 20 minutes.

soak corn

Put some garlic, lime zest & juice, and spices into a food processor along with some softened butter.

food processor spices

Mix it up until it’s combined and creamy and delicious!

butter in food processor

Husk the corn until you only have one layer of husk left, gently peel it back and remove the silk.

husked corn

Spread some butter on the corn.

corn with butter

Put the layer of husk back in place and grill.

corn on grill

After the corn is done husk the corn and spread on some more butter.

buttered corn

Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and serve.

grilled cilantro chili lime corn





Recipe (adapted from Anna Shortcakes)

Grilled Chili, Lime, Cilantro Corn on the Cob

Serves 4


4 ears of corn

4 tablespoons unsalted butter – softened

1/3 cup cilantro leaves

1 lime – juice & zest

1 clove garlic – grated

fresh cilantro – for serving

1 teaspoon chili powder

1 teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoon cumin

salt & pepper

Parmesan cheese (for serving)

– Soak the corn in warm water for 20 minutes

– Combine the butter, cilantro, lime, garlic, cilantro, chili powder, paprika, cumin, and salt & pepper in a food processor until well blended

– Husk the corn leaving only one layer of husks left, pull down the remaining layer of husk and remove the silk, then brush a layer of the butter mixture onto the corn before putting the husk back

– Grill for 15 minutes, rotating every 5 mintues

– Remove the corn from the grill, take off the remaining husk and brush with the remaining butter mixture, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, and serve



3 Responses to Grilled Chili, Lime, Cilantro Corn on the Cob

  1. An says:

    I love corn on the cob…

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