Chipotle Lime Grilled Corn {Easy Grilling Recipes}

Chipotle lime grilled corn is one of summer’s best side dishes! The Mexican flavors of this grilled corn on the cob recipe pair perfectly with grilled meat. Or just enjoy this fresh corn recipe on its own!

Chipotle Lime Grilled Corn

Wow. Labor day is this coming weekend. The unofficial end to summer. That was fast! To savor the last days that are left and the last bits of scrumptious summer corn, I’ve got an easy grilling recipe for you.

This grilled side dish is perfect for your Labor Day cookout: Chipotle Lime Grilled Corn.

I may be talking about how fast summer has gone. How we should savor the last few days. But in all honesty I cannot wait for fall.

In fact, I am planning on putting up my fall decorations this weekend. I do it on Labor Day weekend every year.

And I’ve already made a Fall Recipes and a Halloween Pinterest Board.

Yep, I am one of those people.

And I’m not ashamed. Fall is my favorite season. Ryan’s birthday is in the fall. Kellan’s birthday is in the fall. My birthday is in the fall. The pumpkins. The apple cider. The changing leaves. The comfort food like soups, stews and mashed potatoes. Mmmmmm mashed potatoes…. The cool crisp air. All of it.

But alas, it’s still pretty warm. The leaves are still green. There aren’t any pumpkins and comfort food means light dishes like this that showcases one of summers favorite vegetables. And it is a divine dish friends. The corn is sweet, the chipotle spicy and the cotija cheese is salty. Chipotle lime grilled corn is the perfect side dish for your Labor Day BBQ.

The Labor Day BBQ in which you aren’t saying farewell to summer, but HELLO to fall!

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Chipotle Lime Grilled Corn {Easy Grilling Recipes} Recipe

Serves 4 Prep Time: Cook Time:


  • 3 ears corn, husk and silk removed
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 1/4 cup cotija cheese



Heat your grill to medium heat.


Wrap the corn cobs in aluminum foil. Cook on hot grill for 20 minutes, turning occasionally. Remove from heat. Allow to cool for several minutes.


Once the corn has cooled remove it from the cob by holding the corn upright, and using a sharp knife to cut the kernels from the cob. Place in a bowl.


Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in chipotle powder and lime. Pour over the corn. Toss to coat. Sprinkle corn with cotija cheese and cilantro serve.



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  • Reply
    Nami | Just One Cookbook
    September 6, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    Cotija is a totally new cheese for me. I’m curious how it tastes like over this corn. I’m getting so hungry looking at your recipes and photos…I ate lunch like one hr ago too. :D

  • Reply
    Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pig
    August 27, 2013 at 10:02 am

    Chipotle lime and corn are like classic yumness. I just made some crostini with those flavors and it was amazing!! So this is mouthwatering to me!!

  • Reply
    Jackie {Domestic Fits}
    August 26, 2013 at 9:41 am

    Corn is my favorite thing to grill. love the chipotle lime!