Southwestern Grilled Recipe for Corn on the Cob

Fresh Corn
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  • Total: 27 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 12 mins
  • Yield: Serves 12
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
1013 Calories
15g Fat
237g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: Serves 12
Amount per serving
Calories 1013
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 20%
Saturated Fat 10g 48%
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 410mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 237g 86%
Dietary Fiber 0g 2%
Protein 0g
Calcium 18mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Packed with southwestern flavors under the husks of these corn cobs, then grilled to perfection, the end result is a delicious side dish, guaranteed to please your guests.


  • 12 ears of corn
  • 1 cup unsalted room temperature butter
  • 1 teaspoon cumin 
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • zest and juice of 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves, finely chopped

Steps to Make It

  1. Preheat grill for medium-high heat.

  2. Prepare the corn by pulling back the husks and removing the silk.

  3. Combine butter with spices, salt, lime zest, lime juice and cilantro leaves.

  4. Apply butter mixture to corn and return the husks to the proper position, secure and roast until just done.

  5. Place on the grill and cook for 10-12 minutes, turning occasionally.

  6. Once corn kernels have softened, and butter mixture is nice and melted, remove from heat and serve.