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Corn with Cilantro-Lime Butter Recipe

Corn with Cilantro-Lime Butter Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 ear of corn with 2 teaspoons butter (calculated without cheese): 145 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 67mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.

Reviews for Corn with Cilantro-Lime Butter

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buttermilk maid User ID: 2350303 197769
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!"

justmbeth User ID: 1196484 137560
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2014

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

Nessa.03 User ID: 7651380 187843
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2014

"Love it!!"

havingfunwithmyfamily User ID: 7043692 122294
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!"

meaganteal User ID: 814898 198779
Reviewed May. 18, 2014

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

annrms User ID: 2649709 197767
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2014

"I used parsley instead of of those taste things! Very good recipe."

hbaseley User ID: 3311639 197766
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2013

"Wow! This is a keeper! Since it was just 3 of us for a casual family dinner, I just mixed the cilantro, lime juice and peel into reduced fat margarine, and it was still fantastic. (I'll use the chilled butter log for company). If you don't have any cotija, parmesan can be subbed and it really boosts the flavor."

randcbruns User ID: 828588 196650
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2013

"This butter was a HUGE hit at my last BBQ! The tanginess of the lime and the freshness of the cilantro take this over the top. It is even good served on steaks."

Quiltedbeaders User ID: 6757245 184864
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2013

"This was a nice change from plain butter. You just want to make it when the flavor does not compete with your menu."

SRey User ID: 7323155 197765
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2013

"My family loves this recipe so much that we put it on grilled meats as well"

chickluvs2cook User ID: 3328929 115840
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2013

"Loved this butter on corn! I now keep some in the fridge, so it's ready when I decide to make corn."

kimspacc User ID: 1340117 137542
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2013

"This is a nice combination of flavors. I'm allergic to dairy, so I used light olive oil instead of the butter and drizzled the mixture over the corn. I served it with rice, carrots and baked fish for a delicious summer meal."

aug2295 User ID: 4631582 181541
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2013

"We liked this. I used fresh cilantro from the garden. The lime was a little strong."

daisey5 User ID: 146806 187841
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2013

"This was excellent. Had great taste. Did not use the cheese."

etclugston User ID: 6555351 196649
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2013

"So delicious! Love the cilantro and lime flavoring! We will definitely be making this again soon."

laurcyn User ID: 7319739 187838
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2013

"Oh Wow! I just made this today and it is the best corn I have ever tasted! I made it as directed and even used the cheese though I found it in a strange place in the grocery story and not with the other cheeses. So glad I found it! The corn is sweet and adding the zesty butter just compliments perfectly...I could see this being gobbled up at a BBQ for sure!!!"

rllewis7 User ID: 7124309 187837
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2013

"The cilantro and lime pair well together and really enhance the freshness and flavor of the corn."

danielleylee User ID: 4484886 197762
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2013

"Really fresh and not overpowering!"

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