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Easy Grilled Corn with Lime and Cheese


Whether raw or cooked, fresh vegetables, like this grilled corn, require few embellishments to highlight their flavors.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, September 2004


  • 4 ears of corn
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 ounces finely grated feta cheese


  1. Heat grill to high. Soak corn in cold water, turning occasionally, 10 minutes. Transfer to grill. Cover; cook, turning, until husks are charred, 10 minutes. Remove.

  2. Using a kitchen towel, pull back husks; remove and discard corn silks. Return corn to grill (with husks pulled back and off heat). Cover; cook, turning, until kernels are charred in spots, 10 to 15 minutes.

  3. Combine reduced-fat mayonnaise, lime juice, and chili powder; brush on cooked corn. Dust with finely grated feta cheese. Season with coarse salt; serve with lime wedges.

Cook's Notes

To grate the feta cheese finely, use the smallest holes of a box grater.

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  • scrapofnature
    26 JUL, 2008
    Oh--maybe mint, too?
  • scrapofnature
    26 JUL, 2008
    The feta here is standing in (I'm thinking) for Cotija cheese, which is a really mild Mexican kind, or queso fresca, which is like feta that has not been brined. I have been able to get either of these in most cities I've lived. That said, feta is a different idea, and intriguing, but couldn't it be Greeked up a little, maybe using some thyme, lemon instead of lime juice, and brushing corn with extra virgin olive oil for grilling? Serve it with olives?