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Cilantro-Lime Sweet Corn

Our home economists give Southwestern flavor to corn on the cob with cilantro and lime juice.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. + soaking Grill: 25 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 8 medium ears sweet corn in husks
  • 1/3 cup plus 1/4 cup butter, softened, divided
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lime zest
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon plus 2 tablespoons lime juice, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder


  • Soak the corn in cold water for 1 hour. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine 1/3 cup butter, cilantro, lime zest, salt, 1 teaspoon lime juice and garlic powder; set aside.
  • Carefully peel back husks from corn to within 1 in. of bottom; remove silk. Spread each ear of corn with butter mixture. Rewrap corn husks and secure with kitchen string.
  • Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. Grill corn, covered, over medium heat for 25-30 minutes or until tender, turning occasionally.
  • In a small microwave-safe bowl, melt the remaining butter; stir in remaining lime juice. Cut string and peel back husks. Brush corn with butter mixture.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 196 calories, 14g fat (8g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 444mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein.

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