Grilled Corn on the Cob with Piquant Sauce

Yield: 4 ears corn


2 tablespoons corn oil
¾ teaspoon chili powder
¼ teaspoon salt
4 ears corn, husked


¼ cup vegan mayonnaise
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 clove garlic, peeled and pressed or finely chopped
4 teaspoons freshly squeezed lime juice, from about ½ lime

Heat the grill to medium-high.

Prepare the corn: In a small bowl, whisk together the corn oil, chili powder, and salt. Rub the corn all over with the mixture. Wrap the corn in aluminum foil and grill it, turning often with tongs, for about 25 minutes. Remove the foil and finish grilling right on the grates, about 5 minutes. Or peel back the husks, remove the silk, season the corn, then pull the husks back over the kernels before grilling for a nice smoky flavor.

Meanwhile, make the sauce. In a medium-size bowl, combine all the sauce ingredients. Slather the grilled corn with the mayonnaise mixture and serve at once.


From Grilling Vegan Style
by John Schlimm
published by Da Capo Lifelong