Chili Powder and Cumin-Rubbed Corn on the Cob

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.

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


  • 6 none 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
  • none 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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 151none
  • Calories from fat: 28%
  • Fat: 4.7g
  • Saturated fat: 1.7g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.7g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.9g
  • Protein: 4.7g
  • Carbohydrate: 27.6g
  • Fiber: 4.1g
  • Cholesterol: 8mg
  • Iron: 0.9mg
  • Sodium: 243mg
  • Calcium: 7mg

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