The perfect grilled corn for a summer barbeque! Always a huge success because it is the perfect mix of spicy and tangy. It is also a great option for the grill because there is no need to smother the corn in butter to make it taste good. Goes great with barbequed steaks or chicken.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.

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  • Soak husked ears of corn in a bowl of water for 5 to 10 minutes. Mix lime juice, chili powder, salt, and black pepper in a separate bowl.

  • Remove corn from water and grill, turning often, until corn is golden brown on all sides, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Brush ears with seasoned lime juice as you turn the corn.

Nutrition Facts

87 calories; protein 3.1g 6% DV; carbohydrates 19.6g 6% DV; fat 1.3g 2% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 53.1mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2012
So easy and SO delicious! Remarkably, you don't even miss the butter. This has already become a summer staple for my family! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/30/2014
The lime flavor was too much for me. Just didn't care for it. Read More
15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2012
So easy and SO delicious! Remarkably, you don't even miss the butter. This has already become a summer staple for my family! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2012
So simple, yet so delicious! I agree with the other reviewer who said you don't miss the butter. I followed the recipe as written, except that I found med-high heat to be too hot. I grilled mine over low heat and turned often. After about 15 mins of grilling, I moved them over indirect heat and let them finish cooking while I grilled some meat. The combination of flavors here is outstanding - you get a nice tang from the lime juice and wonderful chili flavor with the sweetness from the corn. A keeper! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2012
Delicious! I squeezed the lime and added the spices straight to the corn, wrapped foil on each and threw them on the BBQ. Less maintenance and still an amazing mix of flavors. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2012
I made this a few weeks ago more for my husband than me. I was so surprised and delighted to find out that I actually liked it! I normally don't really like Corn-on-the-Cob but I ate two and was disappointed there wasn't anymore. I'm making it again tonight! Thank you so much!:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2012
great recipe. I also add in a bit of cayenne pepper to the chili powder Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2020
This was the BEST corn I have ever had, and my husband agreed. We added some grated parmesan cheese on top, delicious. The lime and spices were so good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2020
loved this recipe. I used tajin instead of Chile, salt and pepper. did extra juice and poured it over the corn in a piece of foil that was bowled. I wrapped up and grilled it, the lime juice was boiling by the time I was done and gave the corn such great acidic flavor. it's very tart but amazing (just like Mexican corn) especially after you add some parmesan or cojita. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
07/29/2014
The lime flavor was too much for me. Just didn't care for it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2012
Very very good. We did it in the husks minus silk and then recovered them to grill. Very pungent. Read More