This grilled Cilantro Lime Corn on the Cob is a delicious spin on traditional corn on the cob. You will love the buttery flavor with a hint of lime!
This grilled Cilantro Lime Corn on the Cob is a delicious spin on traditional corn on the cob. We have been making this for years, it is one of those side dishes that kept slipping through the cracks and I never got it posted. But this time I made sure I had my camera out to document this yummy corn recipe. Some of the reason it has eluded me is that we have a hard time eating “corn on the cob” any other time of year than late summer/fall. When corn is actually fresh, and you can get locally grown corn in season, we eat it constantly! This is a great and easy side dish to compliment any food you are grilling. The cilantro and lime flavors are so good with corn! This recipe is to taste, depending on how much corn you are cooking up, so there aren’t exact measurements.
- Remove husks from corn and thoroughly rinse each piece. Soak the corn cobs in cold water for 15 minutes.
- Remove corn from water bath and pat completely dry with paper towels.
- Cut large pieces of aluminum foil, one for each piece of corn, enough to completely wrap and cover each piece. Then place a piece of corn on each piece of foil.
- Melt butter in the microwave on high for about 20 seconds, or until completely melted. Brush each piece of corn lightly with the melted butter. Then drizzle each piece with lime juice and sprinkle with cilantro, salt, and pepper. Wrap it up in the foil so all the excess juices are still closed in with the corn. (See picture below).
- Grill over medium heat for about 20 minutes, turning occasionally, remove foil and serve hot.
- Drizzle with a little extra melted butter just before serving.