Grilled Corn Two Ways

easy peasy

It’s quite satisfying to turn a simple corn cob into a spectacular side dish. Nothing brings out the rich sweetness of this veggie like a barbecue and some savoury toppings!

Preparation time Prep: 5 mins
cook 10 mins
Skill level Easy Peasy

You will need:

  • 4 corn cobs
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges
Spiced Lime and Coriander Corn
  • ⅓ cup melted coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons sweet paprika (or smoked paprika, if you'd like an extra smoky barbecue hit!)
  • A pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1 small bunch coriander, chopped
Elotes (Mexican Street-style Corn)
  • ⅓ cup melted coconut oil or dairy-free margarine
  • ¼ cup egg-free mayonnaise
  • ¼ –½ cup finely grated dairy-free cheese


  • 1Heat your barbecue to medium-high.
  • 2Remove the husks and silks from the corn, if desired. Place the cobs on the barbecue and cook, turning often, for 7–10 minutes, until the corn turns a deep golden colour, with a few charred patches.
  • 3If you're cooking your cobs with the husks on, lightly char them on the barbecue for 7–10 minutes, turning frequently, until nicely browned all over.
  • 4For the spiced lime and coriander corn, brush the cooked cobs with the melted coconut oil, then sprinkle with the paprika, a pinch of salt and pepper, and the cayenne pepper, if using. Scatter the chopped coriander over and serve with lime wedges.
  • 5For the 'Elotes' version, roll the cooked cobs in the melted coconut oil, then brush with mayo. Sprinkle with the cheese, and salt and pepper if desired. Serve with lime wedges.
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