These Grilled Corn Recipes Definitely Have “The Juice”

It’s CORN!

In honor of The Corn Song being stuck in my head for a week straight and the upcoming holiday that will have many of us grilling with friends and family, I wanted to share the grilled corn recipes I’m currently obsessed with:

Grilled Chili-Lime Corn


Cilantro-Lime Corn Salad

Whether you’re hosting an end-of-summer cookout this weekend or celebrating as a guest, these corn recipes need to be on the menu – trust me.

grilled corn recipe with lime

Step 1: Make Chili-Lime Grilled Corn

Let’s start with the Chili-Lime Grilled Corn, because it’s the easiest (like, easiest recipe ever) and because this is what you should definitely use in the Cilantro-Lime Corn Salad.

When you put your corn on the grill, resist the urge to move it around too much! You really only need to turn it once or twice to get those pretty grill marks.

Also, don’t be stingy with the lime juice! This is a huge part of what makes this corn juicy and full of flavor. The butter at the end is optional, but always a delicious choice.

Chili-Lime Grilled Corn

The easiest, most flavorful way to make corn!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Keyword: side dish, appetizer, corn, grilled vegetables, vegetables, veggie sides, easy sides, grilled corn
Servings: 4

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  • 4 Fresh ears of corn
  • 1 tbsp Avocado oil
  • 1 Lime
  • Sea salt
  • Chili-lime seasoning Trader Joe's, Tajín, or Target are my faves!
  • Butter (optional)


  • Heat a grill or grill pan over medium-high heat for 5 minutes.
  • Shuck the corn and rub with the oil.
  • Place on the grill and turn every 2 minutes for about 10 minutes or until the corn is tender and with grill marks.
  • Quarter the lime and rub all over the corn. Sprinkle each one with salt and seasoning.
  • If desired, drizzle with butter.


Grilled corn is tasty on its own, but I also love using it in my Cilantro-Lime Corn Salad!

cilantro lime salad made with grilled corn

Then, make Cilantro-Lime Corn Salad

You can stop here and serve your Chili-Lime Grilled corn right on the cob OR you can cut the corn off the cob (after it cools a little of course) and toss that flavor-packed goodness in this refreshing salad.

Cilantro-Lime Corn Salad

Another quick and easy side for your next cookout or picnic!
Prep Time15 minutes
Overnight Prep12 hours
Course: Side Dish, Salad
Keyword: side dish, corn, grilled vegetables, vegetables, easy sides, cookout recipes, tailgate recipe
Servings: 6


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  • ¾ cup raw cashews
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 handful cilantro
  • ¼ cup almond milk
  • Juice of 3 limes
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tsp honey optional
  • 1 jalapeño (optional) Sliced and seeded
  • ½ tsp sea salt (or to taste)


  • 1 bag arugula 7oz
  • 1 pint red cherry tomatoes halved
  • 6 mini Persian cucumbers chopped
  • 2 red bell peppers chopped
  • 2 cups grilled corn kernels*
  • handful of cilantro
  • 1 can garbanzo beans (optional) drained and rinsed


  • Soak the cashews in 2 cups of water overnight. Drain and rinse. Add to a mini blender.
  • Add the oil, cilantro, milk, lime juice, garlic, honey, jalapeno, if using, and salt and blend until smooth.
  • Assemble the salad by tossing all of the veggies together with the cilantro and dressing.


* Grill the entire ear of corn, and then cut the kernels off.
** To make this recipe vegan, leave out the honey or swap for another sweetener,
If you keep the dressing and salad separate, both should keep in your fridge for a few days. 

Which recipe are you making this weekend?!

There you go, two easy sides that you can bring to your next cookout, tailgate, or throw together for dinner. There’s just something about the grill that brings cooked veggies to another level. If you’ve never tried grilled corn, get ready for this to become the ONLY way you’ll prepare corn.

Looking for some other easy sides to make this weekend? Try these Sweet Potato Nachos or this Dairy-Free Ranch with some veggies. Both are recipes that take minimal effort, but your guests will rave over them!


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  1. elena says:

    Hi Erin! These both look delicious and I’d love to try them, but I don’t have access to a grill or grill pan. Can I do this on a frying pan?