4.64 from 11 votes
Creamy Cilantro Lime Corn on the Cob
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
This recipe takes only 20 minutes to make, but will wow your family or guests. The sauce is made from cashews so it is creamy and dairy free!

Inspired by the sauce from my Roasted Sweet Potato & Plantain Burritos.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Canadian
Servings: 8 Cobs of Corn
Calories: 131 kcal
For the sauce:
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 cup lime juice (about 2 limes)
  • 1 small handful cilantro (1/4 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
For the corn:
  • 8 cobs corn, husked
  • 1 small handful cilantro (1/4 cup), chopped
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  1. To make the sauce: Add everything to a high-speed blender, and blend until smooth and creamy. If you don't have a high-speed blender, soak cashews overnight or boil for 10 minutes until soft. Drain before using, and use ¼ Cup + 1 Tablespoon Water (instead of the full ½ cup of water).
  2. To grill the corn: place the corn on a hot grill and cook a couple minutes per side, rotating as needed. You want some char marks, and the corn will go from a pale yellow to a richer, darker, yellow. About 10 minutes.
  3. OR to boil the corn: Fill a pot that is large enough to hold all of your corn cobs with water, leaving room for the corn, and bring to a boil. When the water has reach a rolling boil, carefully put the corn cobs into the water, and boil for about 7 minutes until the corn has gone from a pale yellow, to darker yellow. Remove from water.
  4. To serve the corn: drizzle the sauce over the corn. Messy drizzles look pretty. Garnish with the cilantro, and sprinkle some chili powder across the top. Serve right away with napkins!
Recipe Notes

You can make the dressing ahead of time and store in an airtight container in the fridge. If you have leftovers, use on salad, a baked potato, or my Roasted Sweet Potato & Plantain Burritos.

Did you make this recipe?

Tag @itdoesnttastelikechicken on Instagram and hashtag #itdoesnttastelikechicken.