parmesan–lime grilled corn recipe

parmesan–lime grilled corn

prep time: 10 minutes
cook time: 10 minutes
ready in: 20 minutes

makes: 4 servings, 1 ear of corn each


  • 4 ears of corn, unhusked
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon lime zest
  • 2 Tablespoons shredded Parmesan

The nutritional content of recipes is calculated by a registered dietitian. Because ingredients and measurements may vary, the values we give are close approximations.


  1. Soak unhusked corn in cold water 10 minutes. Meanwhile, for the lime butter, in a small bowl stir together butter, oil and lime zest; cover and refrigerate.
  2. Coat grill rack with non-stick cooking spray. Preheat grill to medium-high (350°F–400°F). Place corn on grill. Grill 10 –12 minutes or until tender, turning once or twice. Let cool slightly.
  3. Remove husk and silks.* Spread lime butter mixture evenly on corn. Sprinkle with Parmesan, season with salt and pepper to taste, and serve.

*For a lightly grilled look, return husked corn to grill 3–5 minutes before spreading lime butter.

If preparing for a gluten-free diet, make sure all ingredients are labeled gluten-free.

Per serving: 205 calories, 17g fat, 8g saturated fat, 30mg cholesterol, 135mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate, 2g fiber, 2g sugars, 3g protein