Fresh Corn With Lime and Cilantro

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

This recipe is all about fresh taste! The sweetness of freshly picked corn is balanced with the zing of lime and cilantro. It's one of our family favorites. You'll also enjoy the easy technique for cooking fresh corn in the microwave.


  1. Microwave method for cooking corn: husk corn and wash off any loose silk. Place wet corn into Ziploc bag. Place bag in microwave and cook 4 minutes; rotate ears and cook 2 more minutes. Let sit 2 minutes to finish cooking. Cool five minutes and then slice kernels off the cob.
  2. Combine corn kernels, lime juice, lime zest, butter, salt and pepper. **Can be made ahead up to this point.
  3. Just before serving, add cilantro and toss to combine. If desired, garnish with lime slices and sprig of cilantro.
Most Helpful

Fantastic flavors together! My fresh corn was so nice and sweet; the lime and cilantro really did balance it perfectly. Thanx for posting. I'll enjoy this many times this summer while the corn is fresh and sweet!

*Parsley* July 02, 2007

Great corn! The lime juice was a good flavor to accompany a Mexican salmon dish. Thanks Cookin'Diva.

lazyme June 21, 2007

Very good and fresh tasting! This was so simple and went very well with a southwest marinated and grilled chicken breast - made for some good eating! I didn't use this method to cook my corn but wrapped each ear in plastic wrap and nuked them approximately the same amount of time. This is how I usually cook corn on the cob. Worked just fine but nice to know an even easier way! I really appreciate a new way to use the rest of a bunch of cilantro that just seems to go to waste in the crisper. Delicious recipe.

CASunshine May 24, 2007