Tex-Mex Corn on the Cob Recipe
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Tex-Mex Corn on the Cob Recipe

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It's a snap to add zippy flavor to fresh corn on the cob. The tender ears get a summery treatment when seasoned with chili powder, cilantro and lime. —Helen Jacobs of Eules, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 12 small ears fresh corn on the cob (about 6 inches)
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lime peel
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Refrigerated butter-flavored spray

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 85 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 164mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch.


  1. Place corn in a Dutch oven or kettle; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 3-5 minutes or until tender.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the cilantro, chili powder, lime peel, salt, cumin and garlic powder. Drain the corn. Spritz with butter-flavored spray; brush or pat seasoning over corn. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Tex-Mex Corn on the Cob in Light & Tasty August/September 2001, p27

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rllewis7 User ID: 7124309 227087
Reviewed May. 28, 2015

"Compound butters are a great way to add extra flavor to a dish. This Tex-Mex inspired butter adds a nice spice to the sweetness of the corn. I added the herbs, spices, and lime to softened butter instead of using the butter spray."

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