Lebanese Grilled Corn with Cinnamon and Cumin

You can count on grilled corn to liven up any meal.  You’ll especially enjoy this perfectly delicious corn treatment at cookouts and family gatherings. Try our new recipe for Lebanese Grilled Corn. Filled with the buttery goodness and Eastern Mediterranean spice flavors, this corn will get your taste buds popping!

Mediterranean Diet Recipes: Lebanese Grilled Corn

Lebanese Grilled Corn with Cinnamon and Cumin

Christine Dutton
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 293 kcal


  • 8 ears corn, husked
  • 4 tbsp. olive oil (for brushing on corn)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • zest from one lemon
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 4 tbsp. parsley, finely chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat grill on the highest heat setting for 10 minutes. Thoroughly clean and oil the grilling grate.
  • Brush the corn with olive oil.
  • While grill heats, warm the 1/2 cup of olive oil and the butter in a saucepan until the butter has melted. Pour olive oil/butter mixture into a small bowl.
  • Add lemon zest, cumin, cinnamon, and parsley to the oil/butter mix. Salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Grill the corn, turning every minute or so, until it is charred on all sides, 10-15 minutes total.
  • Serve the corn with a side of the Lebanese olive oil and butter sauce for brushing onto the corn.


Calories: 293kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 3gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 45mgPotassium: 291mgFiber: 2gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 887IUVitamin C: 16mgCalcium: 18mgIron: 1mg
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About the Author: Christine Dutton
Christine is the Wellness Manager with Mediterranean Living. She is passionate about wellness, fitness and food. Basically, she runs to eat! You can find her in the kitchen, experimenting with recipes or in the great outdoors on a long training run. She has a long-time love for Asian and Mediterranean cuisine and she particularly loves cooking with vegetables. She considers making vegetable carpacios to be a hobby. You can count on her to do too early stalking of farm fields in Hadley for local asparagus and waiting with baited breath for the Mountain View CSA and Golonka Farm Stand to open for the summer season. She loves supporting the local food economy through her service with the River Valley Market board of directors in Northampton, MA.
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