Avocado & Lemon-Basil Corn on the Cob

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It’s my favorite time of the year – grilling season!  As soon as it warms up, we take the cooking outside to the grill.  When we can’t stand the heat, we have to get out of the kitchen! Lately, every time I start to put a food item in my shopping cart, I ask myself if it can be grilled!  In the summertime, it’s all about quick and easy.

Grilled Corn-on-the-Cob

I was in Kroger a few days ago and noticed the fresh corn-on-the-cob in the produce department.  I grabbed 4 ears of corn on my way to the salad dressing aisle to check out the new Hidden Valley Ranch flavors.  I needed the avocado ranch dressing to make my grilled Avocado & Lemon-Basil Corn on the Cob.  

Hidden Valley

 Have you seen the new Hidden Valley Ranch flavors?  Besides the Avocado, there’s Cucumber, Roasted Garlic, and Sweet Chili.  Here’s a secret:  Any of those flavors would work perfectly in my recipe, but I’m using Avocado.  Before the summer’s over, I’ll try all the new flavors.

My recipe is quick and easy and it only takes 10-15 minutes to grill the corn!  If you’re preparing for a crowd you can double, triple, or even quadruple the recipe.

Avocado & Lime-Basil Corn on the CobWhen I was growing up my family had a huge garden every summer so I know how to shuck corn.  If you’ve never done it, it’s real simple.

Peel off the outer husks until you have a thin layer around the ear of corn.  Peel back the remaining husks until the tip of the corn is exposed.  While holding the ear of corn firmly with one hand, grab the top of the husks and the tassel with your other hand and pull down in one firm tug. Pull all the way to the bottom.  Break off the husks and the silk.  Use a clean, dry dishcloth and rub it lightly around the corn to get the rest of the silks off.

Avocado & Lemon Basil Corn on the Cob When I’m having company over OR taking photos of my corn, I keep the leaves attached.  I think it’s prettier that way.

In a small bowl, mix Hidden Valley Ranch Avocado dressing, minced garlic, fresh lemon juice, paprika, salt and ground red pepper.

Avocado, Lemon & Basil Corn-on -the-CobWith clean hands (and a warm heart) slather the rub all over the ears of corn.  Be generous.

Avocado Lemon Basil Corn on the CobPlace corn on preheated grill for  10-15 minutes, turning occasionally.


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Avocado & Lemon-Basil Corn on the Cob
  • 4 ears shucked corn
  • cooking spray
  • 3 Tablespoons Hidden Valley Ranch Avocado Dressing
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Dash (or 2) of ground red pepper (I like spicy, so I add 2 dashes)
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  1. Preheat grill to high heat.
  2. Combine Hidden Valley Ranch Avocado dressing, minced garlic, fresh lemon juice, ½ teaspoon paprika, salt and red pepper in a small bowl and whisk until well blended.
  3. Rub the mixture over the corn and sprinkle with the chopped basil.
  4. Place corn on grill rack coated with cooking spray.
  5. Grill for 10-15 minutes or until lightly charred, turning occasionally.

Enjoy!  Avocado & Lemon-Basil Corn on the Cob


Avocado & Lemon-Basil Corn on the CobMy quick and easy Avocado & Lemon-Basil Corn on the Cob is delicious!  What’s your favorite Hidden Valley recipe?  You can follow Hidden Valley on Facebook, Pinterest or Twitter!

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  1. The Avocado Ranch dressing at Fatz {bet you’ve heard of them} is my favorite! I had no idea Hidden Valley made one too. Adding this to my grocery list right now!
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  2. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says:

    It’s weird because I hated Avocado up until about a year ago. Now I can’t get enough, so I need to try this new dressing.

  3. Nice twist on simple corn on the cob! I can’t even remember the last time I had corn on the cob…I’m definitely trying this!
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  4. One of my favorite parts of summer is the fresh corn!! I think I could eat it every day especially now that I have this avocado, lemon & basil sauce to put on it!! YUM 🙂
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  5. That looks fantastic! I’ve never had corn on the cob with anything other than butter and salt before. Thanks for sharing this!
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  6. OMG I am a huge corn lover and I just roasted some corn the other day but now that I found this recipe I will have to go buy more so I can try it out asap as I love avocado and corn! cant wait to try this recipe!
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  7. This looks amazing! I generally just grill the corn and eat it; but next time…this! We’re having this! #client
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  8. Oh my. This looks amazing I’m not a huge avocado lover but corn on the cob? Sign me up! I can’t get enough! So good.
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  9. How did I not know that Hidden Valley has avocado ranch! I am looking for it next time I go to the store. We don’t have Kroger, but I would think it would be other places. The corn looks amazing. Corn on the cob is the best and this would make it even better.
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  10. I did not realize they made so many flavors. I am definitely trying this. I love homemade first but if I have a store brand I love its Hidden Valley and I appreciate they are coming out with some incredible flavors. Your corn looks amazing 🙂
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  11. Those corn on the cob look so good! I LOVE them grilled and adding avocados to it sounds interesting. I wonder what would it taste, I love avocados too but I eat it as dessert.

  12. How delicious! I love, love corn, but never tried it this way. I’ll definitely be trying this recipe sometime, though.
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  13. This looks so yummy! I’ve never eaten corn with avocado before but it sure looks like a great combo.
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  14. Bonnie @ wemake7 says:

    I love Hidden Valley dressings and corn on the cob too. This is one great recipe!

  15. oh my goodness, this recipe looks absolutely delicious! I really need to try this recipe out!

  16. For as much as I love avocado I should have an endless supply of this dressing at my house! Would you believe I have yet to try it?
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  17. Oh man I can’t even tell you how amazing this sounds!! I haven’t seen that ranch around, so I need to try to find it!
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  18. Well that looks delectable! I’m thinking I need to make this at our next barbeque. And since I’m ALWAYS grilling, that’ll be this weekend. LOL
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  19. We’ve done a lot of experimenting with different flavors on grilled corn on the cob and have learned that almost anything will work. Honey dijon is also totally amazing.
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  20. Yum! I love grilled corn. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty. Hope to see you again!
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  21. Yum ~ we are a corn loving family. We probably eat it 2 times a week when it is in season. This will be a great change up!


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