Grilled Corn with Smoky Lime Butter


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.

Grilled Corn with Smoky Lime Butter
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
10 mins
Grill Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 8 ears fresh sweet corn with husks

Smoky Lime Butter

  • ½ cup butter, softened (1 stick)

  • 1 lime

  • 2 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro or parsley

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper


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

  2. 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 (per serving)

181 Calories
13g Fat
17g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 181
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 260mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 6.8mg 34%
Calcium 6mg 0%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Potassium 250mg 5%
Folate, total 38.5mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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