Spicy & Creamy Cajun Corn on the Cob: A Must-Try Recipe!

Ah, corn on the cob — a quintessential summer treat. But if you’re looking to elevate this classic side dish, I’ve got a secret for you: Cajun Corn on the Cob. Spicy, creamy, smoky, and bursting with flavor, this recipe is sure to tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving for more. Here’s the exact recipe that will make your backyard BBQs the talk of the town.

Shopping List:

  • Fresh corn (4 ears)
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Vegan mayonnaise (or regular if preferred)
  • Sour cream or Mexican crema
  • Cajun spice
  • Smoked paprika
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Feta or cotija cheese
  • Fresh limes
  • Chipotle or chili powder (optional)


  1. Corn Prep: Begin by husking the corn ears and cleaning any stray silks.
  2. Spice Blend: In a separate bowl, combine cajun spice, smoked paprika, onion powder, and garlic powder.
  3. Creamy Coating: In another bowl, mix together the mayonnaise and sour cream (or Mexican crema) until smooth.
  4. Garnishes Ready: Crumble your feta or cotija cheese and chop your cilantro. Cut your lime into wedges or squeeze for fresh lime juice.

The Secrets Behind Perfect Cajun Corn on the Cob:

  • Corn Selection: Always choose fresh corn with tightly wrapped husks and milky, plump kernels. This ensures sweetness and juiciness.
  • Spices: Freshness counts! Make sure your spices haven’t been sitting in your pantry for years. Fresh spices elevate the flavor profile immensely.
  • Lime Juice: Don’t skip it! Lime juice adds that zesty touch that complements the spicy flavors.

📖 Recipe:

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Servings: 4


  • 4 ears of corn, husked
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise (I used vegan mayo for a healthier twist)
  • ⅓ cup sour cream or Mexican crema
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cajun spice
  • 1 ½ teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro, finely chopped
  • ½ cup feta or cotija cheese, crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle or chili powder (optional, but recommended for that extra kick)


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