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Shannon Center Weekly Nutrition Tip – Corn on the Cob Recipe


Corn on the Cob!

What says summer like a fresh piece of grilled corn on the cob? Instead of the usual butter and salt, try and spice things up a bit! Here is one recipe, but you can have a wide assortment of fixings to add to your corn on the cob such as light mayo, hot sauce, cilantro, basil, oregano, lime juice, Mrs. Dash seasonings, salsa, garlic, you name it!

Grilled Corn on the Cob

  • 6 ears of fresh corn
  • 1/4 c butter (use less butter for lower calories!)
  • 1 tbsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 lime juiced
  • Cilantro

Preheat an outdoor grill on medium heat, and lightly oil the grate. Heat the garlic and butter in a small saucepan over low heat for 5 minutes. Stir together the salt, black pepper, and cumin in a small dish. Stir into the butter mixture along with the lime juice and hot sauce until evenly blended. Brush the ears of corn generously with the garlic butter; reserve remaining butter.

Cook the corn on the preheated grill, rotating occasionally until the corn is hot and tender, about 10 to 15 minutes. Brush the corn with the remaining butter as the corn cooks. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro if wanted.

Add a nice fresh salad with fruit and nuts for a vegetarian meal or pair with some turkey burgers or chicken kabobs to make it a meal!