Rating: 4 stars
26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 3
  • 26 Ratings

Classic grilled corn on the cob is one of our go-to summer side dish recipes, but it becomes an irresistible delight once the grilled corn is rubbed with butter that's infused with the zesty flavors of cilantro, fresh lime, and smoked paprika.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Andy Lyons

Recipe Summary

10 mins
20 mins
30 mins


Ingredient Checklist
Smoky Lime Butter


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat a charcoal or gas grill to medium-high. Grill corn 20 minutes, turning every 5 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, for Smoky Lime Butter, in a small bowl combine butter, zest from half the lime, and juice of whole lime. Stir in cilantro, salt, smoked paprika, and pepper. Transfer butter mixture to a serving bowl.

For More Char:

Try this for even more char and grilled flavor. A few minutes before serving, peel back corn husks and remove silks. Brush with some of the Smoky Lime Butter. Return to grill and grill 5 minutes more or until lightly browned, turning once or twice.


To keep grilled corn warm, cover with foil and let stand up to 20 minutes. Store prepared Smoky Lime Butter, covered, in refrigerator up to 1 week. Let stand at room temperature 1 hour before serving.

Nutrition Facts

181 calories; fat 13g; cholesterol 31mg; saturated fat 8g; carbohydrates 17g; mono fat 3g; poly fat 1g; insoluble fiber 2g; sugars 6g; protein 3g; vitamin a 536.7IU; vitamin c 6.8mg; thiamin 0.1mg; riboflavin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 1.6mg; vitamin b6 0.1mg; folate 38.5mcg; sodium 260mg; potassium 250mg; calcium 6mg; iron 0.5mg.