Lime Grilled Corn on the Cob

This week is National Get Grilling Week and in honor of the holiday I wanted to cook up something extra special but easier because that is what grilling is all about. No mess, no fuss, no steps, just slap your food onto the grill and let it do the rest, or rather let your husband do the rest! LOL!

As most of you know I am a farmer’s daughter and around this time every May I can remember helping my mom shuck corn bucket loads of corn to get it ready for cooking and freezing. We would have piles and piles of fresh corn that seemed to never end and each night there was a new variation of this amazing little veggie! Not until I grew up and started cooking did I now realize how special it was to have fresh veggies around that my dad and grandfather produced. It has taken me a while to get in touch with the farmer within but I can now proudly say the farmer’s gene has been passed down! Having my own veggie and herb garden full of leeks, herbs, tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, lettuce, garlic, onions and strawberries is bringing me such a fulfillment in my cooking this spring and summer! It is a level of satisfaction no cook could feel until they tried it for themselves.

There’s nothing quite as easy as grilling corn on the cob. It is a  perfect excuse to combine smoky grilled corn with loads of butter and salt for a little indulgence! I did say little because the fact your grilling a vegetable almost cancels out the fact the corn is covered in butter- right? Butter, salt and a little pepper are all you really need to bring out corn’s natural sweetness but I always like to go a step further and add some extra flavor like lime juice, sprinkling of paprika or a touch of cilantro at the end. There are a few ways to prepare grilled corn but my favorite is by first pulling back the husks and boiling the corn in a bath of salt water then placing them directly on your outdoor grill to char up the cobs for a nice roasted flavor- which is a perfect accent to the different types of  super-sweet varieties of corn you can now find in any grocery store or farmer’s market.

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Lime Grilled Corn on the Cob


3-6 ears of corn, cleaned but with husks still attached

1/2 cup butter, melted

1 tsp salt and pepper each

1/2 tsp paprika

Juice of 2 limes


Bring a large pot of water to a rapid boil and place the corn in the water along with 2 tsps of salt. If the ends of your husks get a little wet- that is totally fine! Boil for 10 minutes, remove and place on a baking sheet. Brush with the melted butter and season with salt, pepper and paprika. Grill over medium heat and roll it a quarter turn every few minutes.  When the corn is done finish by juicing 2 limes over the cobs. Eat warm and ENJOY!



  1. flip flops & pearls

    LIME! Ahhhh I bet that is delish! I love this time of the year, I can find all sorts of things to throw on the Big Green Egg! This sound so yum & what a great twist.

    Hope your having a great day sweetie,

  2. SharleneT.

    Don’t forget the solar oven, too! I remove the silk, but keep the husks on, slather on the butter (medicine), salt and pepper, paprika, etc., then close up the husks, and pop into the solar oven for about 30 minutes. Now, when they’re ready, I’ll open and drizzle some lime juice on them, too! If using the grill, I’ll give them some browning or use my kitchen torch. Come visit when you can and enter the give-away!

  3. Southern Living: Preppy Style

    Love love love grilled corn on the cob! Yummm!

  4. whitney

    one of my favorites!!!

  5. Cool Gal

    I can’t wait to give this a try on the “egg.” Ooooh…it will be so delicious! 🙂

    Happy Wednesday, Jessica!

  6. Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking

    Oh my goodness this just looks delicious! Would not have thought about using limes but it sounds really good!!

  7. Mary

    OHHHH lovely flavorings, I really could sink my teeth into these.
    have a great day

  8. Candace

    These look perfect, Jessica! You’ve shared magazine worthy shots here of your delicious corn. Yum! I love the addition of lime. I’ve got to remember that when we start getting corn up here.

  9. Christina

    I have to try this! I have been grilling a lot recently and I like the lime added to the corn.

  10. To the Kitchen

    You are amazing. I love that you used to shuck your daddy’s own corn with your mom. That is so sweet and what a wonderful memory. This recipe looks wonderful

  11. Tiff @ Love, Sweat, and Beers

    I can’t wait to start getting fresh corn! I love to make cool cobb salads on hot Saturday evenings.

  12. val

    Ya know, every time I visit your wonderful blog and see your amazing food…I day dream that we are neighbors and we cook together =))))))))

  13. Shawn

    That is the best looking corn ever! I’m definitely adding it to my grill this weekend.

  14. anne

    I can’t wait to get great corn later in the summer!! it’s always the best on the grill, anne

  15. kathy wolf

    I love grilled corn on the cob. That smokey BBQ flavor mixed with the corn and the lime. Yum.

  16. daphne

    oooo… i love corn! it’s really my favourite vege. Lime and butter- how good is it! Happy grill week!

  17. Holly

    How wonderful does this look. so fresh and flavorful. I have done paula deen’s mayo dressing on grilled corn before but never as simple as lime. Sounds great

  18. Kelli

    Oh how I love the….(NOT) Being a farmers wife I dread this! LOL My kids cant get enough sweet corn so we have to put up so much every year that I feel like I could scream. It is so sticky and makes the biggest mess! I love eating it but wish I could skip cutting off the ends, the shucking it and bushing off the silks and cleaning it part so if you have any tips please feel free to pass them right along! AS of now I would rather buy corn in the grocery store than have to deal with it! Yes I know it is a million times better fresh but as of now its not worth the time, mess and aggravation! Husband doesnt agree so if I have to put it up for him he has got to help!

    Grilled corn is our favorite!

    How is your family holding up over there in LP? Nick flew over there with Jason Waller and he said it was awful!

  19. Torrie @ a place to share...

    You know I love your childhood farming and adulthood gardening stories. Keep ’em coming! So true. Nothing like growing & eating fresh produce. It brings such a deep sense of satisfaction, and in a cooking sense, allows us to explore and be creative- finding new ways to enjoy the food (like your mom, with the corn… You were a lucky gal Jessica).

    This is a perfectly simple recipe and I’m so glad you’re sharing it. With the billion different ways that I’ve seen to grill/prepare corn, if you asked me how we do it, or which is my favorite, I’d say- “I have no idea!” I trust your judgment, and next time we have corn, this is how we’re doing it. This weekend, I hope.

  20. Maris (In Good Taste)

    This looks incredible. I would not of thought to mix the 2 flavors but just seeing these pictures make my mouth water

  21. Erica

    Consider this book marked! Love corn….love it on the grill and lime? Sounds fabulous. My husband is a huge fan of lime flavored anything. I’m sure he’ll be as excited about this as me!

  22. Jody Brettkelly

    Hi there, love your blog and nice to meet you. Came through the fabulous Torrie, a place to share. Lime, corn and paprika, my faves. I definitely going to try this this weekend if the clouds keep themselves in check over here. Maybe all the more reason to BBQ in the rain.

  23. sara@domesticallychallenged

    That? Looks like summer to me! Delicious!

  24. Shea

    Yum! Corn on the Cob is by far my favorite vegetable, and I’m so excited that it’s getting to be that season again. I’m definitely trying this delicious, grilled version!

  25. erica@fashionmeetsfood

    Oh my word!!!! How heavenly does this sound. I am obsessed with grilled corn now I definitely will be trying this!


  26. Cooking Creation

    Oh, I bet this tasted amazing!

  27. Tessa

    I have my first garden going this year. So far, so good. No corn in ours, but this looks great!

  28. Caitlin @ Southern Curls & Pearls

    Oh my goodnesss I love corn and this looks mouth-watering! 🙂

  29. MegSmith @ Cooking.In.College

    This is soooo perfect for summer! I will definitely have to do this soon 🙂

  30. Rachel @ The Avid Appetite

    I adore grilling in general, and especially corn on the cob! I can’t wait to try this recipe, it looks divine!

  31. Maria @ Scandifoodie

    They are so gorgeously golden, who could ever resist them!?

  32. Linda

    I grew up with my dad’s garden always full of summer fresh veggies! I’ve not found the farmer within me yet, except for growing herbs! Corn is readily available now in Florida so I’m excited to try this out!

  33. Alli

    I had no idea there was a get grilling kick off week. Wish it wasn’t raining in sunny southern california so, I could get to my grill. I love grilled corn but, have never made it. We are having a little bbq get together next week for my sons soccer team. I think this would be perfect for the large group. Thanks for the idea!

  34. Suzy

    I’ve gone corn with a chipotle lime butter, but never just lime! Sounds divine!

  35. Estelle

    Oh, wow. Fresh tangy lime with butter on corn sounds so good right now. Yum. You’ve inspired me for a future meal.

  36. sonia

    Hi There, Corn on the cob is my favorite. Few weeks back we enjoyed it at a fete and your version of the corn is looking absolutely delightful. Loved the new combo of ingredients and the recipe is so nicely made and presented. Saving this recipe of urs and wud love to give ur version a try on the coming weekend. Have a great day….Sonia !!!

  37. April@The 21st Century Housewife

    I love corn on the cob, but have only ever eaten it with butter, salt and pepper. I like the sound of your recipe with the zesty lime and spicy paprika – yum! Thank you for sharing this post with the Hearth and Soul blog hop.

  38. Roz

    Grilled corn with lime is at the top of my grilling list this summer when the good stuff ripens. Around here, that’s more in July. But I’m going home to Iowa this summer to visit family and I’m going to pack a suitcase full to bring home! You sound like me, a city girl returning to her farming roots/genes and enjoying a garden’s bounty. You’re right, until a cook tries his or her own garden, cooking isn’t quite the same.

  39. Greg

    I love how versatile grilled corn is. And I be it’s just awesome with lime.

  40. Nicole-Lynn

    Easy peasy! Sounds so easy and delicious! The husband and I will have to try this!

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