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Prepared grilled corn with herbs on a slate, portrait orientation

Grilled Corn with Herbs

Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Servings 4


  • 4 ears of sweet corn in the husks
  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons diced sweet onion
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives chopped
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice or more to taste
  • Salt for herb dressing plus 1 tablespoon for soaking corn
  • Fresh cracked pepper


  • Carefully peel back the husks from the ears of corn without tearing them off.
  • Then pull away all the corn silk.
  • Lift the husks back over the corn.
  • Soak the corn in a large bowl, covered with water and 1 tablespoon of salt for one hour
  • Mix the remaining ingredients to make the fresh herb dressing in a shallow bowl and allow to sit at room temperature until the corn is grilled.
  • When the corn is finished soaking, pre-heat a grill with the lid closed to medium or medium-low setting.
  • Then drain any excess water from the ears of corn and set directly on the grill grate.
  • Close the lid and cook for 15 - 20 minutes, rotating every 5 minutes and grill until the kernels are tender to taste.
  • Remove any remaining husk.
  • Serve warm with the fresh herb dressing.