Grilled Corn with Poblano Lime Crema {and other 4th of July recipes}

by jenna on June 28, 2013

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Happy Friday!

With 4th of July next week, I wanted to give you guys some festive recipes, starting with this absolutely addicting grilled corn.

Guys. This corn is so, so, so good. Like, almost ridiculous. Like, I ate the two above corn on the cobs for “lunch” at 10:30 in the morning right after photographing them. I just couldn’t stop myself. Oh, and that cilantro? Yep, it’s just from my garden. No big deal. Just something I grew that actually lived longer than a week and landed itself on my lunch plate.

Okay…it’s kind of a big deal. I’ve never been a gardener so this is a new thing for me that I’m surprisingly loving! A very kind couple from our church gifted us a kitchen garden for our wedding. While we were on our honeymoon, they planted it for us and it’s been my mission in life to keep that thing alive. Everything is planted in perfect little pots on our balcony since we don’t have a backyard, and I’ve been taking great care in watering and watching it grow.

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I had been wanting to try a crema with my grilled corn ever since trying some Mexican street corn from a food truck in San Francisco last fall. I honestly don’t know why it’s taken me so long to make this because not only is it delicious, but it’s incredibly easy to make. This version is just sour cream mixed with a little bit of lime juice, sea salt and adobo sauce from a can of chipotle chilies. And in case you were wondering, it’s also lovely when poured drizzled over leftover roast chicken, cold and straight out of the fridge.

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The recipe for this corn can be found on PBS Food. In case you needed more 4th of July recipe inspiration, here are a few more of my favorites for you!

Burgers, Kabobs & Brats ~

Homemade Hamburger Buns

Spinach Feta Turkey Burgers

Turkey Fajita Burgers with Grilled Tomatillo Salso

Grilled Portobello Burgers with Basil Goat Cheese Spread

Steak and Veggie Kabobs with Creamy Avocado Dipping Sauce

Beer Brats with Caramelized Onions {I am planning to make these…they’re amazing!}

Tacos ~

Shrimp Tacos with Grilled Poblano and Avocado Salsa

Crock Pot Beef Carnitas Tacos

Ribs ~

Sweet n’ Spicy Crock Pot Ribs

Salads ~

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

Old Fashioned Potato Salad

Tofu Greek Salad

Black Bean, Quinoa and Citrus Salad

Summer Fattoush Salad

Delicious Sides ~

Southwestern Baked Corn

Sweet & Spicy Barbecue Beans

Drinks : Boozy and Non ~

Strawberry Agua Fresca

Sparkling Blueberry Lemonade

Blackberry Margaritas

Fresh Cherry Mojitos

Blueberry Mojitos

Desserts of all Kinds ~

Greek Yogurt Cheesecake with Peaches and Honey

Lemon Olive Oil Cake

Strawberry Cupcakes with Fresh Strawberry Frosting

Gingered Peach and Blackberry Cobbler

Mixed Berry Hand Pies

The Best Peach Pie Ever

Vegan Blueberry Almond Tart

Old Fashioned Banana Pudding {the kind with the vanilla wafers!}


























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{ 31 comments… read them below or add one }

Averie @ Averie Cooks June 28, 2013 at 2:39 am

That is seriously THE most perfect corn ever! The lightly charred nature, the poblano lime crema!, the cilantro…and that first image captures it so beautifully, Jenna!


Emily @ Life on Food June 28, 2013 at 3:17 am

And I am hungry. Grilled corn is divine. Something I look forward to having all night long. And BTW I am sure you know fresh herbs make all the difference but having them right outside your door is a whole other story. Good luck with the garden.


Tieghan June 28, 2013 at 3:23 am

Best corn around!! I love it and I love all the recipes list in this post!! Everything sounds so good!


Liorah June 28, 2013 at 3:53 am

Thank you thank you thank you! I tried something similar for the first time a few weeks ago at a new restaurant that’s opened up in our town, and haven’t been able to stop thinking about it ever since! Good luck with the garden – I am always so nervous whenever people gift me a plant: I am the worst gardener ever. The lime tree that we were given when my brother-in-law passed didn’t make it through last winter, and it made me so sad.


Sonal June 28, 2013 at 4:13 am

This recipe is perfect for BBQ season! 🙂 I love grilled corn!


Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat June 28, 2013 at 4:45 am

Can you believe that I haven’t had a single cob of corn yet this year?! Crazy, right? I’ve got plans to change that this weekend, and my corn will be GRILLED! Thanks for the recipe roundup – checking them all out now!


Lauren @ The Highlands Life June 28, 2013 at 6:08 am

I love grilled corn oh so much and this looks so perfect for a summer night cookout. I will be making this ASAP!


Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health June 28, 2013 at 6:32 am

That corn looks amazing! I’m loving grilled veggies right now. How nice of the couple from church to plant a kitchen garden for you! Such a sweet gift.


Heather @ Barefoot Crafts June 28, 2013 at 7:10 am

Cilantro just makes everything better!


Ja @Ja on the RUN June 28, 2013 at 7:34 am

love this! grilled corn with a twist! saving this!!! 🙂 thanks!!!


Abby @ The Frosted Vegan June 28, 2013 at 7:42 am

Oh yes please and thank you! I looove grillled corn!


erin @hooleywithaz June 28, 2013 at 7:45 am

really hoping for some corn this weekend/next week/all summer long! here in minnesota we are at least a month behind on the corn crop, which makes me so sad, because there is nothing better than corn grown a couple miles from where you live. grocery store corn will have to do (the crema will make it better!).


Gina June 28, 2013 at 8:36 am

YUM! I’m on a mission to plant a kitchen garden this weekend…or in our case, the large window sill in our box-like highrise apartment!


Caroline L. June 28, 2013 at 8:38 am

And my mom just brought home a few ears of corn! What a coincidence… looks like someone’s going to be making ridiculously good corn in a few minutes 😉


Sarah @ Yogi in Action June 28, 2013 at 9:23 am

Mmm- I want to try this immediately. I love corn on the cob, so anything to eat it with sounds amazing.

Also, love all of the links- I feel like that would’ve taken a long time to put all together. I am definitely going to make at least one thing from that list!


joelle (on a pink typewriter) June 28, 2013 at 9:40 am

This makes me want a cob of corn riiight now, and it’s earlier than your “lunch” was. 🙂 Happy Friday!


sarah June 28, 2013 at 9:41 am

Yes I will have one of everything:)
We want to make something red, white and blue…not sure what thought. Thinking maybe a fruit pizza or fruit tacos?


TITLE Boxing Club Liberty June 28, 2013 at 12:28 pm

That corn looks absolutely delicious!


Jodea @ June 28, 2013 at 1:45 pm

I’m totally with you. I never thought I’d get in to gardening but since my Mum and her boyfriend helped me turn my garden in to a little oasis, I’m hooked! There’s nothing like quietly watering my new plants on a warm evening.


Mr. & Mrs. P June 28, 2013 at 1:51 pm

Saved this for later!! Making this… Love the flavors!!!


Christa @ Edible Balance June 28, 2013 at 2:17 pm

gorgeous… it’s been far too long since I’ve had corn on the cob, though we’ve only just started actually getting summer weather so I haven’t even thought of it! I’ve never grilled it either! yuuuum


Julien June 28, 2013 at 8:00 pm

Is there a picture of the garden? There’s a weird blank space, so maybe it’s not loading? If not, I’d love to see a pic of that. Sounds adorable.


Karen June 29, 2013 at 5:28 am

What a spectacular, mouth watering snapshot of those corn cobs!!! (I could devour both for breakfast right now, it’s only 7:30 am!)

Happy weekend, Jenna!


Heather @ farmgirlgonechicgoan June 29, 2013 at 7:32 am

Yum! Your sweet corn recipe looks delish! I love the 4th of July, it’s my favorite holiday, maybe having a birthday on the 5th has a little bit of influence too!


Becky June 29, 2013 at 1:14 pm

I love anything that involves lime and cilantro. I so wish I had a grill so I could make this for dinner tonight, but I think I might experiment and use the crema as a topping for fish tacos. Have a great 4th of July!


Kiran @ June 29, 2013 at 9:01 pm

Poblano lime crema looks absolutely tempting!! Love grilled corn 🙂


Jessica Donnovan @ Manila Catering July 1, 2013 at 1:11 am

Grilled corn is love! It’s been in my list of re-inventing grilled corn into a more flavorful dish. Thanks for the idea about lime crema but I’m not really a fan of sour cream. I’m more leaning on cheese as a mix for corn.

Well, I’ve been thinking of a recipe for that would jive the taste of cheese, that barbeque taste through grilling and the sweetness of butter and sugar.

Let me know if you have ideas. 🙂

Thanks much!


Hillary | Nutrition Nut on the Run July 1, 2013 at 8:53 am

oh, yummm – that ginger peach & blackberry cobbler is making me drool.

hope you have a lovely holiday week 🙂


Kimberly July 1, 2013 at 12:16 pm

Hey Jenna! I’m so excited to make this incredible looking corn! You always post such wonderful recipes, and I really love your book suggestions. I read your book a few weeks back and loved it, and I just picked up a copy of bread and wine over the weekend and made the blueberry crisp for special dexter season premire night which went over very well so thank you for yet another great recommendation. I know I’m a behind in your posts as far as book recommendations I have for you go, but a few of my favorites are, the “art of racing in the rain”, and if you are in the mood for light and funny mindy kahling’s book “is everyone hanging out without me?” is truly laugh out loud hilarious. Have a great holiday:).


pamela July 2, 2013 at 10:02 am

Made the spinach and feta turkey burgers and this corn on the cob the night you posted the recipes – Oh.My.God. I shmeared whipped feta (from HowSweetEats) on the burger buns, and I think my husband fell in love with me all over again at first bite. But as good as the burgers were (and ohhh, they were good!), that corn … THAT CORN!! … was the star of the show. Incredible!! Thanks for those recipes!


Sarah @ An Apple A Day July 7, 2013 at 8:30 pm

I love 4th of July. I am just going to pretend it is Independence day everyday during the summer as an excuse to make all the good food!


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