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Cilantro Lime Grilled Corn

  • Author: Meghan Yager
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Bursting with flavor, cilantro lime grilled corn is the only side dish you need to celebrate summer goodness. Charred vegetables bring an intense flavor to the mix, with a burst of heat and a bright hit of acid.


  • 4 ears corn
  • 1 poblano pepper, seeded and halved
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and halved
  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper


  1. Husk the corn and place on a hot grill along with the poblano and jalapeno pepper halves. Cook about 10 minutes, turning occasionally, until charred and cooked through.
  2. Remove from grill. Place peppers in a sealed plastic bag or a mixing bowl with plastic wrap tightly covering the top for 10 minutes.
  3. When corn is cool enough to handle, cut the kernels from the cobs into a medium bowl. Add butter and stir well until melted and combined.
  4. Remove peppers from bag and peel off the charred skins. Chop into small pieces and add to the bowl. Stir in cilantro, lime juice, garlic, paprika, salt, and pepper. Serve.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: Vegetable

Keywords: corn, jalapeno, poblano, garlic, side dish, summer recipes, grill recipes, vegetarian