Grilled Fresh Corn with Smokey Chile Lime Mayo and Cilantro - Vegan

Grilled Fresh Corn on the Cob!!

The big debate- husks on or husks off??

I say husks off !! Grill that delicious corn right on the grill, this way the sweet corn kernels get a smoky-grilled flavor, there’s no need to blanch it first, stovetop grill or outside grill- just peel, remove silk and place right on the grill. Simple as that! Then top the hot grilled corn with a homemade chile lime mayo and fresh cilantro. In the worlds of a great American Yum-o!

Grilled Corn on the Cob with Smokey Chile Lime Mayo and Cilantro


Stove top grill or outside grill

How to grill Corn

  • Husk and remove silk from fresh corn on the cob. No oil and salt needed, just place on hot grill and turn a quarter turn every few minutes until there are nice grill marks all the way around each ear of corn.
  • If you like that rustic but fancy look- leave some of the bottom husks and twist them together and use as a handle. This looks beautiful but the downsides are it does take up more room on the grill and the twisted husks could catch on fire.
  • If you really want a handle and a mess free way to serve corn on the cob for a crowd- just use chop sticks you’ve collected over the winter, makes a perfect handle for your guests. I grill a bunch of corn, add a chopstick to the stem end and brush all sides with chile lime mayo, lay all the corn in a row pilling as high as needed, top with cilantro leaves. It really is a showstopper.

Smokey Chile lime Mayo

This flavored mayo goes perfect with everything on your summer menu- from grilled fresh corn to the base for potato salad. Also great on veggie burgers, grilled portabellas and tacos. I store my flavored mayonnaises in glass mason jars and they keep in the fridge for about a week.

Makes just under a cup of flavored mayonnaise
1/2 cup Vegenaise or any soy mayo
Zest of a lime and ½ of the juice
1 tsp. hot sauce
1/2 tsp kosher salt
Pepper to taste
1/2 tsp. chili powder
1/4 tsp smoked paprika

Mix everything together in a medium bowl. Brush on hot grilled corn on the cob. Finish with fresh cilantro leaves.


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