Grilled Corn

Grilled corn on the cob is a summer staple. One bite into this succulent grilled corn instantly brings back memories of family barbecues and warm afternoons.

This recipe is sweet, salty, buttery and juicy. The sweet corn kernels burst with flavor and mingle with smoked char from the grill and salty butter from plant based butter. Grilled corn on the cob is as mouth-watering as it gets!

How To Cook Grilled Corn On The Cob

Cooking perfectly grilled corn on the cob is an easy summer dish the whole family can enjoy. Start by firing up the grill to let it get hot. To get the corn ready, peel the husks back to reveal the corn and remove any stings off the ear. To start developing the flavor, start by rubbing a generous amount of vegan butter like Earth Balance over all the kernels. Take your time during this step because the butter will help the seasonings stick to the corn.

Next, sprinkle fresh black pepper, sea salt and garlic powder over the kernels, covering both sides. Fold the husk back over the corn to seal in the flavor. When the grill is hot, place the corn on the grate. Let the corn cook for 10 minutes while constantly turning the corn with a pair of grilling tongs. As the corn cooks, the husk will blacken and char, imparting a smoky flavor to the kernels.

The corn is ready when the kernels start to glisten. They’ll also feel soft and tender when pressed between grilling tongs.

When the corn is done, remove the corn off heat and allow to cool. Peel the husks back, cut off at the base and discard. To finish off the flavor profile, grill the corn for around 3 minutes more, until the kernels are blackened. Remove off heat and let cool before serving. To enjoy, spread more butter for a more decadent flavor and/or sprinkle with smoked paprika for added depth.

Grilled corn pairs perfectly with classic summertime favorites like Macaroni Salad, Chicken Salad and Deviled Potatoes. If you have leftovers, turn it into Roasted Corn Salsa. Did you like this recipe? Subscribe to my newsletter, leave a rating below and don’t forget to tag @PlantBasedProvisions on Instagram!

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Grilled Corn On The Cob

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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Grilled corn on the cob is a summer barbecuing staple. This grilled corn on the cob recipe is buttery, salty, sweet and smoky.


  • The corn is ready when the kernels start to glisten. They’ll also feel soft and tender when pressed between grilling tongs.

Ingredients

  • 4 Ears of Corn
  • Plant Based Butter (I Recommend Earth Balance)
  • Black Pepper
  • Sea Salt
  • Garlic Powder

Directions

  1. Start by firing up the grill to let it get hot.
  2. To prepare the corn, carefully peel the husks back to reveal the corn. Wash the corn and then remove any strings from the cob.
  3. Rub a generous amount of vegan butter like Earth Balance over all the kernels. Take your time during this step because the butter will help the seasonings stick to the corn.
  4. Next, sprinkle fresh black pepper, sea salt and garlic powder all the way around the corn. Fold the husk back over the corn.
  5. When the grill is hot, place the corn on the grate. Let the corn cook for 10 minutes while constantly turning the corn with a pair of grilling tongs. As the corn cooks, the husk will blacken and char, imparting a smoky flavor to the kernels.
  6. Next, remove the corn off the grill and when cool, peel back the husk. Cut the husk off at the base and discard. Put the corn back on the grate and grill further for 3 minutes. The corn is perfectly done when it deepens in color. Remove off heat and let it cool.
  7. Spread more butter over the corn for a more decadent flavor and/or sprinkle with smoked paprika for added depth.
  8. Eat and enjoy while warm!

Nutrition

Per Serving (1 Ear): 130 calories; 7 g fat; 17 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; 3 mg sugar; 64 mg sodium.

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