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Quick and easy Mexican corn on the cob

Mexican corn on the cob - Dancing Through Sunday

I’ve always enjoyed corn on the cob, plain Jane & simple. A slathering of butter & some salt was absolutely enough to satisfy me. Jackson and I have been ordering organic vegetable boxes for and lately, there’s been an abundance of fresh corn. I have consumed said corn every which way possible, which has inspired me to get a little more innovative with this delicious, sweet and fresh yellow vegetable.

Mexican corn on the cob - Dancing Through Sunday

After grilling the corn, making corn and lentil tacos, adding it to a simple fried rice and steaming the cobs plain I had to think a little harder… what was I going to do to use up these damn husks?!

I put my thinking cap on, raided my fridge and I came out the other side with some shallots, yoghurt, butter, lemon and parmesan cheese. Problem solved. Quick and easy Mexican-inspired corn on the cob. Whilst the corn was boiling away I made a quick parsley butter and some spiced yoghurt dip and prepared my toppings. So simple, so delicious, so good. Yes. 

I have absolutely fallen for this Chef, Gennaro, who I discovered on Jamie Oliver’s Food Tube.. Move out of the way Jamie.. Gennaro is my man. His passion for food and personality on camera is just fantastic. I need to fly to Italy and cook a meal with hm right now.. Yes. Anyway.. corn. 

Mexican corn on the cob - Dancing Through Sunday

The simplicity of this recipe is really the stand out quality, especially when you consider how delicious and bold the flavours are. It’s one that’s staying in the DTS recipe book for the long haul.  The meal took a total of 12 minutes from start to finish, which is pretty damn impressive and it would be a great dinner party side as you boil, slather butter, then sprinkle and serve this stunning, simple side. 

 Mexican corn on the cob - Dancing Through Sunday

It was just scrummy.. and as you can see in the above picture, it was devoured by both Jackson and I.

Whats a simple side dish or simple meal you have recently discovered?

Have a wonderful day, Bec x

Mexican corn on the cob - Dancing Through Sunday

Quick and easy Mexican corn on the cob

Bec Thexton
A simple delicious Mexican style corn on the cob, could be a simple side dish or lovely main for one.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 2


  • 4 fresh cobs of corn
  • tablespoon butter
  • decent pinch parsley
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 2 spring onion sprigs chopped
  • teaspoon paprika
  • 1/3 cup greek yoghurt
  • salt and pepper
  • wedge of lemon or lime to serve


  • Peel corn husks. Bring a large pot of slightly salted water to the boil and when boiling, submerge corn cobs inside pot.
  • Whilst cobs are boiling, mix butter and parsley until combined.
  • Mix 1/2 teaspoon paprika with greek yoghurt, and sprinkle the rest on top and set aside.
  • Prepare toppings (Spring onion, parmesan cheese and clili flakes if desired).
  • Once corn has been boiling for 8-10 minutes, remove and set on a paper towel or tea towel to drain the water off.
  • After letting the corn sit for 1 minute, spread the parsley butter on the corn, place on a plate and top with all the toppings, some chilli flakes and a wedge of lemon.


You can also top with some black beans or lime

(11) Comments

  1. looks fantastic and I miss the taste of corn from the streets of mexico. mmm mmm.
    BBQ season will be here again soon and I am going to give this a go for sure.

    1. I’ve never tried it in the streets of Mexico mmm I must!

  2. This has got to be my favourite food to BBQ (as a vegetarian). I’m saving this recipe and can’t wait to try it.

    1. Yes! So delicious and works with so many flavours. Let me know how you go πŸ™‚

  3. My husband adores corn. I think it’s his favourite vegetable ever to exist. He’d lap this up for sure!

    1. So nice to hear! Make it for him πŸ˜‰

  4. yummo! Will be trying this soon! Especially with the little one, am sure it will be a winner. Thanks Bec!

    1. Yummy I hope you and little one enjoy it!!! x

  5. I love Mexican street corn!

    When my friends and I cook dinner, we have Mexican 99% of the time and we make this! Try eating it after a few sangrias!

    1. Hahahahaha…. it sounds equally as delicious and scary x

  6. Oh i love corn on the cob with loads of butter and it sounds great the way you’ve used it here with the paprika and Parmesan. One of my fav sides. I like so many side dishes in fact I really like lots of sides as a main sometimes you get more of a variety then.

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