Corn on the Cob with Chile and Lime

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


  • 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)


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

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4 servings, Serving Size: 1 ear

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Freestyle Points: 4
  • Points +: 3
  • Calories: 90.9 calories
  • Total Fat: 2.1g
  • Saturated Fat: g
  • Cholesterol: mg
  • Sodium: mg
  • Carbohydrates: 18.9g
  • Fiber: 2.9g
  • Sugar: 3.2g
  • Protein: 3g
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