Ah, corn-on-the-cob.. good old, crunchy, juicy, makes-your-face-an-absolute-mess, corn-on-the-cob…
It is truly one of my favourite summer sides and I’m shocked I haven’t posted a recipe using this delicious vegetable on the blog yet (I guess I did talk about it in this post waaaay back when!) …Well, better late than never right?!
I had ordered a few cobs in my last SPUD delivery and was waiting for a nice, sunny, BBQ-must day to throw these bad boys on the grill! When the day had come, I was thinking of how I could up the flavour a little more by putting a spin on the simple, yummy, (local and organic!) cobs!
My hubby and I have been going a little crazy with the smoked paprika lately and I knew it would be a perfect addition to the corn along with some lime, garlic, and a recent discovery (which I’m totally loving) Soy-Free Earth Balance … a great butter substitution for those who can’t eat dairy! It’s a little salty, perfectly rich, and worked wonderfully on the smoky and limey cobs!
I used the spread recently in these delicious Cocoa Rice Crispy Squares and it was a great substitute for butter in the recipe!
The flavour combination of the Smoked Paprika & Lime is like a match made in heaven… think PB & J, Peas & Carrots, Spaghetti & Meatballs… you get my drift!
With a touch of immune-boosting garlic, and a sprinkling of sea salt, the smoked paprika and lime stand out even more!
Corn-on-the-cob when not completely slathered in butter is actually a fantastic, healthy side to any Summer supper. It’s high in fibre, B vitamins, and a ton of antioxidant phytonutrients (and… I’m just going to go out and say it – I do recommend local, organic, non-GMO corn whenever possible!).
It’s also a ton of fun to eat!
I always think of Homer Simpson whenever I’m eating Corn-On-The-Cob… ha! What a guy! (If you were a Simpsons fan growing up you’ll get this. I was, big time.)
Are you a fan of COTC? Do you add any extra ingredients to amp it up a little?? I’d love to hear in the comments below!
- 2 ears of corn
- 1 tsp earth balance soy free spread OR organic butter OR you could try coconut oil too!
- ½ tsp smoked paprika
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp fresh lime juice
- 1 tsp fresh lime zest
- ¼ tsp sea salt
- Baste the corn cobs with the earth balance spread (or whatever you decide to use).
- Squeeze a little bit of lime juice over each cob.
- Sprinkle evenly with the paprika, garlic powder, and sea salt.
- Wrap each cob in tin foil and place on the BBQ for 10-15 minutes.
- Remove the cobs from the tinfoil and place directly on the grill, turning, for about a minute just to char the corn slightly.
- Put corn on a plate and sprinkle with the lime zest.
Have a wonderful rest of the week! Be sure to give this corn-on-the-cob a try this weekend if you plan to BBQ, you won’t regret it!
Nutritionist in the Kitch