Mexican-Style Air-Fryer Corn on the Cob

The garlic-lime butter is the perfect match to this air-fried corn on the cob recipe.

Mexican-Style Air Fryer Corn on the Cob
Photo: Antonis Achilleos
Hands On Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 4 ears fresh corn (about 1 1/2 lb.), shucked

  • Cooking spray

  • 1 ½ tablespoon unsalted butter

  • 2 teaspoon chopped garlic

  • 1 teaspoon lime zest plus 1 Tbsp. fresh juice (from 1 lime)

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

  • 2 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Lightly coat corn with cooking spray, and place in a single layer in air fryer basket. Cook at 400°F until tender and slightly charred, 14 minutes, turning corn over halfway through cooking.

  2. Meanwhile, stir together butter, garlic, lime zest, and lime juice in a small microwavable bowl. Microwave on HIGH until butter is melted and garlic is fragrant, about 30 seconds. Place corn on a platter and pour over butter mixture. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and cilantro. Serve immediately.


Pick out small ears, or trim them slightly so that they fit into the air fryer basket. If you have any leftovers, cut the kernels off the cob and stir into a dip or sprinkle over a salad.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

201 Calories
7g Fat
35g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 201
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Sodium 269mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 6g
Calcium 10mg 1%
Potassium 390mg 8%

*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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