Grilled Corn on the Cob with Chili-Lime Butter

What’s a BBQ without corn on the cob? Often packed with real butter, this dairy-free recipe offers you the comfort of knowing each bite supports your overall health. With the corn’s antioxidants and fiber, along with nutrient-packed cilantro and lime, this delicious summer side dish checks all the Longevity Diet boxes. 


  • 4 ears of corn, husked 
  • 4 tablespoons dairy-free butter (e.g., Earth Balance or similar) 
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder 
  • 1 lime, zest and juice 
  • Salt and pepper 
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped (optional) 


  1. Prepare the Chili-Lime Butter
  • In a small bowl, mix the softened dairy-free butter, chili powder, lime zest, lime juice, salt, and pepper until well combined. 
  1. Grill the Corn:
  • Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. 
  • Brush the ears of corn with a bit of oil to prevent sticking. 
  • Place the corn directly on the grill grates and cook for about 10-12 minutes, turning occasionally, until the corn is tender and has nice grill marks. 
  1. Serve:
  • Remove the corn from the grill and immediately spread the chili-lime butter over the hot corn. 
  • Sprinkle with fresh cilantro if desired and serve immediately.