Corn with Cilantro-Lime Butter Recipe
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Corn with Cilantro-Lime Butter Recipe

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I created a lime butter especially for grilled corn and love to add fresh cilantro from my garden. — Andrea Reynolds, Rocky River, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Grill: 15 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Grill: 15 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lime peel
  • 12 medium ears sweet corn, husks removed
  • Grated cotija cheese, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 ear of corn with 2 teaspoons butter (cal: 145 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 67mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein


  1. In a small bowl, mix butter, cilantro, lime juice and lime peel. Shape into a log; wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate 30 minutes or until firm. Wrap each ear of corn with a piece of heavy-duty foil (about 14 in. square).
  2. Grill corn, covered, over medium heat 15-20 minutes or until tender, turning occasionally. Meanwhile, cut lime butter into 12 slices. Remove corn from grill. Carefully open foil, allowing steam to escape. Serve corn with butter and, if desired, cheese. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Corn with Cilantro-Lime Butter in Taste of Home June/July 2013

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Reviewed Nov. 23, 2014

"What a great addition to my recipe file! The lime butter is so good. What it does to corn is amazing. I will not have corn with out this lime butter!"

Reviewed Aug. 16, 2014

"Loved the flavor of the corn. A good alternative to traditional."

Reviewed Jun. 2, 2014

"Love it!!"

Reviewed May. 30, 2014

"I never find myself with exactly the same ingredients needed for a recipe. Once again, I had to substitute. But, thankfully Taste of Home has great inspiration to start with like this delicious butter! I used chopped jalapeno pepper in place of the cilantro. I like a little kick to my food, and the jalapeno did not disappoint! I think I'll add little bits of bacon, next time! Yum!"

Reviewed May. 18, 2014

"Great corn!! We will be making this again."

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