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Sweet Corn with Coconut Oil, Lime, and Chilli

bbq corn

Growing up in the Midwest, corn was a massive part of my diet! We would literally have it for dinner every single night in the summer months.

BBQ Corn

In true Midwest style, we would BBQ it fresh for each meal and enjoy it hot and dripping with butter and salt. It was delicious even if it wasn’t the healthiest!

My desire to still enjoy this dish is why this recipe was born! My version is a nutritious twist on this childhood summer meal that is prepared just as we used to do it – straight on the BBQ!

Corn Nutrition

Corn contains an impressive range of antioxidants, as well as a generous serving of phosphorus and manganese. Corn is also high in fiber, which makes it great for digestion. The high fiber count also means it is beneficial for your blood sugar levels which can help to prevent diabetes.

Nutritional research has shown that eating corn can help the body to absorb essential minerals, such as iron, zinc and calcium.


You will need the following ingredients to make your own:

  • 4 fresh corn on the cobs, husks removed
  • 4 Tbsp. of coconut oil
  • Zest of 2 limes & juice of 2 limes
  • 2 tsp. red chilli flakes


Once you have your BBQ flamed up and ready to go, you can begin preparing the meal by rubbing the coconut oil, lime juice, and chilli flakes onto your corn. Once you have done this, wrap each piece of corn in aluminium foil individually.

Next, place the wrapped corn onto your BBQ and cook for approximately 15 minutes, being careful to keep it away from the flames. Every couple of minutes, you can turn it over to ensure that it cooks through evenly.

Once 15 minutes have passed, remove the corn from the heat and also remove the aluminium foil—making sure not to burn your fingers as you go!

Sprinkle each piece with some of the lime zest and enjoy!

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This Post Has 23 Comments

  1. Looks great. Going to try it here in South Africa over the weekend. So much of the food here ids avoiding corn, due to its gluten and carbs. Makes a change to see articles that are positive.

  2. Julie, just stocked up on corn actually because my less than 2 year old is obsessed with it and what mommy is going to say No to veges? I’m so glad you shared this recipe because this version excites me a lot more than plain corn, AGAIN! Any good ideas on eggplant recipes?

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