BBQ Corn ‘Ribs’ with Chipotle Dipping Sauce

Deliciously sweet & savoury, unique, and super quick to make — These corn ‘ribs’ are fabulous for parties or barbeques — and the kids will love ’em too!

Preparation time Prep: 5 mins
cook 15 mins
Skill level Easy Peasy

You will need:

  • 4 corn cobs, shucked
  • 20ml oil
BBQ spice rub
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 lime, zest
  • ½ teaspoon salt
Dipping sauce
  • 2 chipotle chillies (dried, or adobo-soaked), finely diced
  • 100g plain coconut yoghurt
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh chives
  • Salt, to taste
To serve
  • Lime, cut into wedges
Recipe: Simon Toohey


  • 1Preheat the oven to 210°C fan forced.
  • 2Cut the whole corn cobs length-ways in halves, then in halves again, so each cob becomes 4 long strips.
  • 3Mix the rub ingredients together in a large bowl.
  • 4Paint each corn strip with oil, and coat with the dry rub. Place in the oven and roast for 15 minutes or until curled up and roasted.
  • 5Meanwhile, mix all the sauce ingredients together in a small bowl.
  • 6Plate up the corn ribs and squeeze a wedge of lime over top and dust with any remaining spice rub. Serve with dipping sauce alongside it, or drizzled over all the corn :) Eat your tasty corn straight off the cob!
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