Mexican-Style Grilled Corn

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Active Time

20 minutes

Total Time

20 minutes

Serving Size



  • 4 ears fresh corn
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder, divided
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 lime, for juice
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1 ½ tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro herb paste


  1. Preheat grill (or grill pan) on medium. Remove husks and silk from corn. Combine in large microwave-safe bowl: oil, 1 teaspoon chili powder, ½ teaspoon salt, and pepper. Add corn, turning to coat evenly; cover and microwave on HIGH 7–8 minutes or until tender.
  2. Squeeze lime for juice (1 tablespoon). Combine in medium bowl: lime juice, mayonnaise, sour cream, cilantro, remaining 1 teaspoon chili powder, and remaining ½ teaspoon salt.
  3. Place corn on grill; grill 3–5 minutes, turning often, until slightly browned and toasted. Coat corn with mayonnaise mixture and serve.

Nutritional information

Amount per ¼ recipe serving: Calories 180, Total Fat 12.00g, Sat Fat 1.50g, Trans Fat 0.00g, Chol 5mg, Sodium 460mg, Total Carb 19g, Fiber 2.00g, Sugars 5g, Protein 3g, Calc 2%, Vit A 15%, Vit C 30%, Iron 6%