Grilled corn with lime and coriander pesto

  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten Free


4 sweetcorn cobs, with husks if possible
28g pack coriander, chopped
1 lime, zest of all, juice of ½
2 tbsp sesame seeds
2 tbsp light olive oil, plus extra to brush


1. If using cobs with husks on, carefully turn the husks back from the cobs and remove the silky fibres underneath. Tie the husks back with string (or a strip of the husk) and submerge in warm water for 10 minutes – keep the cobs above the water. (This keeps the husks from scorching on the barbecue.)

2. In the small bowl of a food processor, pulse the remaining ingredients to make a rough pesto (add a little water, if needed, to get the right consistency). Season.

3. Heat a barbecue or griddle pan to smoking hot. Remove the husks from the water and brush the corn lightly with oil. Barbecue or griddle for about 12 minutes, turning every 3 minutes, until cooked and slightly charred. Spoon a generous amount of coriander and lime pesto over each cob before serving.

This recipe first appeared in Waitrose Food, August 2017 issue. Download the Waitrose Food app for the full issue

  • Preparation time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking time: 15 minutes
  • Total time: 35 minutes

Serves: 4

Nutritional Info

Typical values per serving:

Energy Per serving 901kJ
Fat 14.2g
Saturated Fat 2g
Carbohydrate 17.2g
Sugars 2.2g
Protein 4.9g
Salt trace
Fibre 2.2g

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This recipe was first published in Tue Aug 01 11:43:37 BST 2017.