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Corn on the Cob with Chile and Lime

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Corn on the Cob with Chile and Lime is a quick and easy side dish, with a little bit of heat!

Inspired by Mexican street corn, this is lime-y with a kick! The corn cooks right in their husks in the microwave, doesn’t get easier or quicker than that!

How To Make Corn in the Microwave

  • Leave the corn in the husk, this creates steam cooking the corn evenly.
  • Rest the ears a few minutes after cooking before husking.
  • When cool enough to handle peel and remove the silks.
  • For just 1 or 2 ears of corn, microwave on high for 3 minutes. For 3 or 4 ears, microwave for 4 minutes. For a softer corn, add an additional minute.
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Corn on the Cob with Chile and Lime

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Yield: 4 servings
Serving Size: 1 ear


  • 4 ears corn with husks
  • 1 lime, cut in wedges
  • 1/2 tablespoon salted butter
  • 1 teaspoon chili lime seasoning, McKormick, Tajin or Trader Joes


  • Microwave corn, in their husks, for 3 to 4 minutes. Let it rest until it's cool enough to handle, about 5 minutes.
  • Remove the husks and corn silk.
  • Lightly rub each corn with a little butter.
  • Squeeze lime juice over the corn and sprinkle with chili seasoning.

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Serving: 1 ear, Calories: 90.9 kcal, Carbohydrates: 18.9 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 2.1 g, Fiber: 2.9 g, Sugar: 3.2 g