Cumin Lime Butter and Corn on the Cob

Cumin Lime Butter and Corn on the Cob

A fast, easy way to add some zing to your summer cookout.

Author: Executive Chef Mary Pagan, Culinary Center of Monterey
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Total time: 45 minutes


  • 1/2 pound unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 6 ears corn, shucked
  • Canola oil for brushing


Lime Butter
  1. Combine butter, lime juice, salt, and cumin in a mixer and mix on low speed until well blended.
  2. Serve immediately or roll into a log using parchment or wax paper and store in the refrigerator for later use.
Corn on the Cob
  1. After removing all husks and silk from ears of corn, lightly brush with canola oil.
  2. Place corn over a medium-high grill and turn every 2 minutes until lightly charred.
  3. Serve with Cumin Lime Butter.