Mexican Grilled Corn

The best thing about the Lemonade-slash-Barbecue party we had for NYE? Since most of the food are grilled, you can also make one easy grilled side dish to go with all the grilled meats  and everything would be perfect. I’ve been dreaming of these delicious Mexican Grilled Corn ever since I saw one somewhere.

I mean, who wouldn’t? It’s the same smoky grilled corn you love ….. with all the works! There’s Cilantro Butter, Feta Cheese (Cotija Cheese is preferred but I forgot we had Cotija Cheese in the fridge from Real California Cheese..heehee..silly me),Grated Parmesan Cheese, Cayenne Pepper, and more chopped Cilantro leaves!

Guess who was in charge of the grill last saturday? Yup, it’s peanutbutter. I was just there for the photo..hahaha. I’m almost 14 weeks! I’m sure you can see that baby bump right in there. I’m having a very easy pregnancy, thank God. My only complain is that I’m always– ALWAYS! — sleeeepppy. I sleep everywhere, anytime of the day. I sleep after breakfast, after lunch, in the car, in the living room, and of course, in the bedroom.

I also love love love to eat rice all the time even though it makes me bloated and sleepy.. Waaaahhh, I just couldn’t help it. I know my doctor would want me to take reins on my eating habits as soon as I go for a check up this month. Hmmmnn.. we’ll see.


Mexican Grilled Corn

  • Author: Peachy Adarne


  • 8 ears of corn on the cob
  • 1 cup Cilantro Butter (recipe here)
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese or cotija cheese
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup freshly chopped cilantro leaves
  • cayenne pepper to taste


  1. Remove the husks of the corn but leave the core attached at the end so you have something to hold on to.
  2. Grill the corn on a hot grill until slightly charred.
  3. Turn every so often so it gets cooked evenly all over.
  4. When cooked take off the grill and while still warm slather with cilantro butter.
  5. Shower with crumbled Feta cheese or Cotija cheese and grated Parmesan.
  6. Sprinkle with cayenne pepper and serve as a sidedish or by itself..

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97 Responses

  1. I recently had grilled corn during my travels in Malaysia. With a hint of Mexican spices it would have been perfect. The presentation of your Mexican Grilled Corn is absolutely perfect. I bet it tasted like heaven.

  2. I like corn, its very sweet and good for the body, i can remember i ate one last year when my mom invited me over.

  3. Those Corns looks so Bongga and Sosyal love it even more that it’s home made 🙂 clap clap for u and peanutbutter <3

  4. I do not like corn that much but this recipe looks so good. I am tempted to make one myself. Of course, I know my hubby will be oh-so-excited when he sees this entry lol He loves corn btw.

    Congrats on your pregnancy, Peachy!


  5. Grabe, Peachy! I’m a sucker of Mexican food. I’ll try your recipe next time. 😉
    Your photos are very APPETIZING. I love how you capture your photos as well, may I ask what camera do you use? 😀

  6. Wow, looks so yummy! I have tried grilling a corn but not with those spices.

    Congratulations again for another baby, take care and sleep well hahaha!

  7. There is a season in harvesting corn here in our place. In that season, you can see corn everywhere and it is sold grilled or boiled in a cob. It is delicious. Sweet corn is too expensive here and it is commonly sold in time of festivity for a certain locality.

    1. Yeah, that is, great too. When it is a season of corn harvest in our place, you can see around especially in school, many ambulant vendors selling boiled corns and they’re saleable. They sold like hot cakes. (2nd comment – Gil Camporazo)

  8. Surely going to make this mexican grilled corn soon. It looks so delicious and the presentation is simply amazing. Thanks for sharing Sis

    1. New idea?
      Not just an ordinary way to enjoy our mais

  9. I love, love, LOVE corn! It’s been years since I last ate a grilled one so I’m practically salivating here looking at your photos. Unfortunately for me, corn is very seldom sold in our market.

  10. Our go-to side dish whenever we have a barbecue is grilled vegetables. But next time we’ll try this recipe. It looks so yummy plus my kids love corn! 🙂

  11. Would love to have a grill party at home one of these days. Those corns may be nice to prepare though my hubby who has sensitive teeth and my daughter who has braces can’t eat them 🙂

  12. I haven’t tried grilled corn in my life. Haha. How lame does that sound? Will try this sometime. 🙂 Good to hear that you’re having a blast with your pregnancy. Take care! 🙂

  13. What a great and enjoyable way to spend the New Year’s eve! Eating the corn fresh from the grill with all the added ingredients must be truly mouth-watering! Good luck with your pregnancy!

  14. Lovely presentation. Is it soft? I always preferred boiled corn over grilled ones. However, the cilantro butter and feta cheese made me interested to try this one.

  15. Everytime I see this photo is makes me hungry and crave for some mexican grilled corn. It look so appetizing and so perfect side dish on any meal. Thanks for sharing the recipe Sis:) sarap!

  16. Corn is considered as the healthiest food in the world. It is the best source of antioxidants whether yellow, white, red, purple or whatever as long as it is a corn. And also it is a good source of fiber. Before I din’t have any knowledge what a corn has to offer as to the health being of a person who consumes it. Now, I know and I am always buying it every time I see a corn around displayed for sale. (3rd comment – Gil Camporazo)

  17. OMG! This is so good! Why are you so great on this Ms. Peachy? There are many things that I really should learn in cooking! Thanks for this yummy recipe!

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I'm a foodie mommy living in the Philippines. I'm a mom to two daughters named PURPLE SKYE and PERIWINKLE MOONE and wife to a loving husband I fondly call peanutbutter♥. I am a foodie by heart, a coffee lover and a froyo and yogurt junkie. Learn more →






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