Chili Powder and Cumin-Rubbed Corn on the Cob

Chili powder and cumin pair well with sweet summer corn. Soak the corn before grilling to prevent the husks from burning.


6 servings (serving size: 1 ear of corn and 1 lime wedge)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 151
Caloriesfromfat 28 %
Fat 4.7 g
Satfat 1.7 g
Monofat 1.7 g
Polyfat 0.9 g
Protein 4.7 g
Carbohydrate 27.6 g
Fiber 4.1 g
Cholesterol 8 mg
Iron 0.9 mg
Sodium 243 mg
Calcium 7 mg


6 ears corn with husks
1 1/2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
Lime wedges


Prepare grill.

Place corn in cold water, and soak for 20 minutes.

Combine butter and next 5 ingredients (through red pepper) in a small bowl; set aside.

Pull husks back from corn; scrub silks from corn. Brush butter mixture evenly over corn. Wrap husks around corn. Place on a grill rack, and grill 16 minutes or until done, turning occasionally. Serve with lime wedges.

Joanne Weir,

Cooking Light

June 2006
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