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Mexican Street Corn

This fabulous grilled corn is a hit at every BBQ! In the off season you can broil instead of grilling.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword easy side dish recipe, grilling recipe, summer recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Linda Spiker


  • 6 cobs of white or yellow corn
  • ¼ cup crumbled Cotija cheese crumbled
  • ¼ cup cilantro chopped
  • 2 limes quartered
  • Sea salt
  • Olive oil or butter


  1. Heat grill to 425 degrees when corn is almost done boiling.
  2. Place a large pot of water on cooktop. Add corn on the cob. Place burner on high heat. Bring water to a boil and allow corn to boil for three minutes.
  3. Remove corn from water and set on hot grill, close lid. Turn corn every few minutes until corn is scorched a bit on all sides. Remove from grill, brush with butter or olive oil. Sprinkle with sea salt, cotija cheese and cilantro. Drizzle with fresh lime juice.