Grilled Corn with Queso Fresco

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Grilled Corn with Queso Fresco is a recipe that is perfect for summer grilling.

Grilled Corn with Queso Fresco

Fire up the grill this summer, grab some fresh corn and prepare to throw it on the grill.  Have you ever grilled corn?  It’s the best… the absolute best!  Don’t get rid of the husks because you’re going to grill it IN the husks.

Grilled Corn with Queso Fresco

How to make Grilled Corn with Queso Fresco:

When it comes off the grill, the corn is slathered with a little bit of mayonnaise and a sprinkle of Queso Fresco cheese, lime and chili powder.  Regular corn on the cob with butter is darn good, but this is seriously the best tasting corn ever.

Grilled Corn with Queso Fresco

Look for Queso Fresco near the other firmer bulk cheeses in your market (near the Mozzarella or Mexican cheeses).  Ask someone at the market if you can’t find it because they are sure to carry it.  I love this cheese so much- it has a salty flavor, and it is a perfect pairing with the corn.  If you can’t find it, don’t fret.  You can always use feta cheese instead.

And PLEASE DON’T FREAK OUT ABOUT THE MAYONNAISE!  Think of it as a sub for butter.  It just works well in this recipe.

Grilled Corn with Queso Fresco

Thank you to Tanya from the blog for shooting these beautiful photos of this Grilled Corn with Queso for me.  I think Tanya certainly captured how delicious this corn is.

Here are a few more corn recipes you might enjoy:

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Grilled Corn with Queso Fresco

So delicious for summer grilling!
Prep Time 25 minutes
Soaking Time: 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 193kcal
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Grilled Corn, Queso Fresco


  • 6 medium corn on the cob (WITH husks)
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise (light or regular)
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) finely crumbled queso fresco cheese
  • chili powder
  • lime wedges


  • Pull back husks on corn, remove silk, and fold husks back over corn. Soak corn in large pot of cold water for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat your grill (medium-high heat). Drain the corn. Grill the corn until the kernels are just tender, turning occasionally, about 8 minutes. Pull back the husks. Spread the corn with mayonnaise; sprinkle with cheese, chili powder, salt and pepper. Arrange the corn on a platter. Serve with lime wedges.


  • Queso fresco can be found in the specialty cheese section of most markets (and in Latin markets). Feta may be substituted.
  • If counting WW Points, use light mayo for this recipe.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 193kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 307mg | Potassium: 302mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 368IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 117mg | Iron: 1mg
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  • stanp wrote:

    Got my wife to break with her tradition of basic corn on the flavorings…..Was a hit !!

    5 star review !!

  • stanp wrote:

    My wife is not a fan of corn on the grill but I will take some convincing.

    REALLY like this recipe. I’ve sprinkled various spices and a flavored melted butter but this has its own unique flavors.
    Thanks for the new & refreshing idea !