I recently discovered Cuban Style Corn on the Cob while out at a restaurant with friends. I was trying to stick with a plant-based diet, which is sometimes a challenge when eating out. I thought I’d try the Cuban Style Corn and a pink grapefruit margarita (what? Margaritas are plant-based…). Much to my dismay, this Cuban Style Corn was slathered in butter and had parmesan cheese sprinkled on it. It looked very tasty, but I knew I could make a vegan version of Cuban Style Corn that would taste just as good. I came up with a Chili Lime Corn on the Cob that is a new favorite around here. This recipe is a real crowd pleaser so I cut my cobs up into thirds so there is “more” to go around.
I’m lucky to live in Jersey where corn is locally grown and rivals the Jersey tomato as the sweetest, most delicious fruit of the summer. You can pick up ears of corn at every garden center and farm stand right now. It’s inexpensive and it’s fresh and crisp. If you are hosting a BBQ, why not wow your guests with this jazzed up corn on the cob?
Here is my vegan version of Cuban Style Corn.
Chili Lime Corn on the Cob
- 6 ears of corn
- ¼ cup coconut oil
- Juice of 2 limes
- 4 teaspoons chili powder
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- cilantro, coarsely chopped - about ⅓ cup
- salt to taste
Corn is the easiest thing in the world to cook. You literally cannot mess it up. You can grill it with the silk removed and the husk left on, or you can just boil it for a few minutes on your stove top. I usually make mine on the stove.
I cut my ears into thirds, covered them with water and heated to boiling, then boiled them for about 8-10 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl I combined the coconut oil, lime juice, chili powder and garlic powder. Mix together until all ingredients are combined. Once corn is finished cooking I removed it from the pot with tongs and added it to the mixing bowl. I mixed my cobs in the flavor mixture until each one was coated with the seasoning on all sides.
Plate corn, sprinkle with salt to taste and chopped cilantro.
Get ready to enjoy corn on the cob like you’ve never had it before!