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Grilled Corn on the Cob

Seasoned with cilantro, this easy-to-prepare corn on the cob is sure to be a standout at your Labor Day picnic. Wrapping the corn in foil helps lock in the flavors. -Kara De la vega, Suisun City, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + soaking Grill: 25 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 12 medium ears sweet corn
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Soak corn in cold water for 1 hour. Drain and pat dry.
  • Meanwhile in a small bowl, beat the butter and sugar; spread over corn.
  • On a shallow plate, combine the cilantro, salt and pepper. Roll corn in mixture until lightly coated.
  • Wrap each ear in heavy-duty foil. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 25-30 minutes or until the corn is tender, turning occasionally.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 161 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 91mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • ebramkamp
    Jun 1, 2014

    This was very good. My husband is a huge fan of cilantro so he gobbled these up. He did turn the corn frequently to keep it from charring too much.

  • greatwithoutgluten
    Aug 25, 2013

    This is a great summer recipe. We left out the sugar because the corn is sweet enough for us without it. We added a little lime juice for extra flavor. The recipe is very easy and tasty. We will be making it again!

  • meliss.beyer
    Jul 28, 2013

    I omitted the sugar and cilantro in this recipe. It was very tasty. Make sure to turn the corn frequently and don't have the heat too high. I had char marks on the corn but it was too charred for my liking.Volunteer Field Editor

  • ClydeWoman
    Jul 26, 2013

    This recipe is just as good without the sugar. It was tender and flavorful. A squeeze of lime juice and sprinkle of Ancho chile powder after grilling tool me back to the elote stands of my home town.

  • kristieklump
    Jan 7, 2013

    This is one of our favorite recipes. We love it.