Chili Lime Corn on the Cob: A Simply Perfect Snack or Side

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I’m not sure why, but up until last year I had never cooked my own corn on the cob. I guess maybe I thought it was hard or took a long time, but boy was I wrong.

Bottom line: if you can boil water, you can cook corn on the cob.
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Here are the steps:

  • Bring a large pot of UNSALTED water to a boil.
  • De-husk the corn cobs and place them in the water.
  • Leave them there until the water starts to boil again (this takes maybe 2 minutes tops). [Note: if you want it a little softer and less al dente, give it an additional minute in the boiling water.]
  • As soon as the water is boiling again, remove the corn with tongs.
  • Season to taste and eat, typewriter-style.

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That’s it!

My absolute favorite flavor right now is Chili Lime Corn on the Cob. To make, just spread a pat of Earth Balance over the still-warm corn, then add a squeeze of fresh lime juice, a sprinkle of salt and pepper, and a generous couple of dashes of mild chili powder (or for an incredible kick, try a spice mixture like Slap Ya Mama). Toss to coat evenly, and enjoy. My mouth is watering just thinking about it…
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This is so quick and fail-proof that I’ve recently taken to eating a piece of corn as a snack when I get home from work. It also makes a fantastic side to pretty much any dinner entree. Right now is the time to enjoy sweet end-of-summer corn, so don’t delay!

I’m also sharing this delicious corn dish in this week’s Virtual Vegan Linky Potluck–check it out!
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10 thoughts on “Chili Lime Corn on the Cob: A Simply Perfect Snack or Side

  1. The Iowan in me is STUNNED that you’d never made corn on the cob before last year! 😉 Your additions of lime juice & chili powder or Slap Ya Mama sound so good! I’m definitely going to try that next time.

    • I know right? Even us East Coasters have pretty decent corn crops each year so really there is no excuse 🙂

      I looove the lime and chili combo; it just tastes like summer to me. If you get to try it, I hope you like it!

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