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Corn on the Cob w/Chili Lime Butter 

Kick up the rich flavor of sweet corn with lime and chili!

This is one of our own Fruits & Veggies—More Matters® recipes. It meets the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s strict nutrition guidelines as a healthy recipe.

Category: Side Dishes

Think Variety; Think Color: Yellow/Orange Green

Preparation time: 30 minutes or less

Serves: 4

Cups of Fruits and Vegetables per Serving: ½


  • 4 Tbsp. salted, light margarine
  • 1 tsp. grated lime peel
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp. chili seasoning
  • 4 ears of yellow corn-on-the-cob fresh and in the husk

Combine margarine with lime peel, juice and chili seasoning. Mix until all the juice has been incorporated into the margarine. Cover and allow to stand for at least 30 minutes. Remove outer leaves of the corn husk, leaving inner leaves. Remove as much silk as possible. Rinse in cold water and place all 4 ears in plastic storage bag. Close the bag, leaving about 1-inch unsealed.  

Place corn in microwave and cook on HIGH for 6 minutes. Carefully turn bag over and cook on HIGH for 4 more minutes. Remove carefully. Cool briefly, peel remaining husk and silk. Serve hot with 1 teaspoon chili lime butter for each serving.


Each serving provides:  A good source of vitamin C, folate, magnesium, potassium and fiber.


Credit: Recipe courtesy of Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH). This recipe meets PBH and Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) nutrition standards that maintain fruits and vegetables as healthy foods.

Nutritional Information per Serving
Calories: 148 Carbohydrates: 27g
Total Fat: 4.4g Cholesterol: 0mg
Saturated Fat: 0.5g Dietary Fiber: 4g
% of Calories from Fat: 24% Sodium: 45mg
Protein: 5g  



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