Grilled Corn with Chili & Lime

Grilled Corn with Chili & Lime

Servings: 4

Active Prep Time:  15 minutes
Inactive Prep Time: 30 minutes (marinating time)

Cook Time: 15 minutes 


  • 4 ears of fresh corn, husked
  •  2 tablespoons olive oil
  •  1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Zest and juice of 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon  kosher salt
  • ¼ cup cotija, for garnish
  •  Fresh cilantro, chopped, for garnish



1. Preheat & Prep the Marinade:

Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, chili powder, smoked paprika, lime zest, lime juice and kosher salt.

2. Marinate the Corn:

Brush the ears of corn with the marinade, making sure to coat them evenly.

Allow the corn to marinate for at least 30 minutes.



3. Grill the Corn:

Place the marinated corn on the preheated grill. Grill for about 15 minutes, turning occasionally, until the corn is charred and cooked through.

Remove the grilled corn from the heat.

Transfer the corn to a serving platter and sprinkle with cotija and fresh chopped cilantro.