Corn with Cilantro-Lime Butter

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + chilling Grill: 15 min.


12 servings

Updated: Apr. 14, 2022
I like to use fresh cilantro from my garden in this lime butter I created especially for grilled corn. —Andrea Reynolds, Westlake, Ohio
Corn with Cilantro-Lime Butter Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lime zest
  • 12 medium ears sweet corn, husked
  • Grated Cotija cheese, optional


  1. In a small bowl, mix butter, cilantro, lime juice and lime zest. Shape into a log; wrap in waxed paper. Refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes. Wrap each ear of corn in a piece of heavy-duty foil (about 14 in. square).
  2. Grill corn, covered, over medium heat until tender, turning occasionally, 15-20 minutes. 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.

Nutrition 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.