Zesty Grilled Corn on the Cob

  • Level: Easy
  • Yield: 8 ears
  • Total: 17 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook: 12 min


2 tablespoons canola oil

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

8 ears corn, fresh or frozen and thawed

1 stick unsalted butter, softened

1/4 cup mayonnaise

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1 lime, zested

Lime wedges, for serving


  1. Heat a grill or grill pan over medium heat.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the canola oil, salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. When the grill is hot, brush the corn with the seasoned oil. Grill on all sides until the corn is charred and tender, about 12 minutes. (Reserve 2 ears for Round 2 Recipe Corn Salsa.)
  4. While the corn is grilling, in a bowl combine the butter, mayonnaise, onion powder, and lime zest.
  5. When the corn is cooked, generously brush on the flavored butter and serve with a wedge of lime.

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This recipe is great on shucked or canned corn.  I just add all the ingredients to the pot of corn.  I also add lime juice along with the zest. 

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