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Mexican-Style Street Corn with Lime Mayo (c) David Malosh

Mexican-Style Street Corn with Lime Mayo

This incredibly flavorful corn is low FODMAP and comes from uber-recipe developer Justin Chapple and his book, Just Cook It!

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Makes: 8 Servings
Calories: 110 kcal
Author: Justin Chapple


  • 4 ears corn
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lime zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
  • ½ cup (16 g) finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • ¼ cup (25 g) freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • Low FODMAP hot sauce, such as Tabasco or Texas Pete’s, for serving


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the corn, still in their husks, and cook until just tender when pinched with tongs, about 5 minutes. If the corn is bobbing up out of the water, place a heatproof plate on top to keep them submerged. Using tongs, transfer the corn to a platter and let cool slightly, then pull back the husks and remove the silk. Tie the husks together with kitchen string.
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, lime zest, and lime juice. Season the lime mayo with salt and pepper.
  3. Light a grill. Drizzle the corn all over with olive oil. Grill over high heat, turning occasionally, until lightly charred in spots, about 5 minutes. Transfer to the platter. Spread the corn all over with the lime mayo and sprinkle with the chopped cilantro and Parmesan. Cut cobs in half (half a cob per serving) and serve right away with hot sauce.



  • The lime mayo can be refrigerated in an airtight container for 3 days.


  • Boiling ears of corn in their husks makes them much easier to clean. Some people swear the cornhusks fall right off the ears if you microwave the corn for a couple of minutes, but my boiling method is even better.
Nutrition Facts
Mexican-Style Street Corn with Lime Mayo
Amount Per Serving
Calories 110 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 137mg6%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 9IU0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.