This BBQ corn on the cob recipe was shared with us by Jackie at The Vegan Diet, but we later found out it was adapted from AllRecipes.com. And we’ve since adapted it a little more with specific spice amounts and more detailed instructions.
Dairy-Free Buttery BBQ Corn on the Cob for the Grill
This recipe calls for dairy-free buttery spread, and there are lots of options in stores. But don’t feel bound by this ingredient. You can make your own dairy-free butter, or simply substitute an oil, if preferred. It still provides that underlying richness.
But I do have some oil tips! For that buttery finish, I recommend using coconut oil. Use refined coconut oil if you are averse to the flavor of virgin coconut oil. If coconut oil is out, use another medium heat or high heat oil. Extra light olive oil and non-GMO canola oil work well with the flavors. If using oil, roll the corn in it, and then sprinkle the spices on.
If you like spice, double the spice mix. I also like to add some smoked paprika to the mix, which goes well with the grilled flavor.
Special Diet Notes: BBQ Corn on the Cob
By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, optionally soy-free, vegan, plant-based, and vegetarian.
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- ⅛ teaspoon dried oregano
- ⅛ teaspoon onion powder
- ⅛ teaspoon garlic powder
- Pinch cayenne pepper
- Salt, to taste
- Black pepper, to taste
- ½ cup dairy-free buttery spread (see post above for options)
- 6 ears corn, husked and cleaned
- Preheat your grill.
- In a medium bowl, mix together the chili powder, oregano, onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper. Add the buttery spread and whisk until softened and the spices are dispersed.
- Rub the spiced buttery spread all over the ears of corn and wrap each ear in foil. Wrap it like a burrito, and twist the ends to close.
- Place the wrapped corn on your preheated grill, and cook for 20 to 30 minutes, or until the corn is tender when poked with a fork. Turn the corn occasionally during cooking.