Avocado Lemon-Basil Corn on the Cob

by Alli

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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

Avocado Ranch Dressing

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.  The avocado ranch dressing is perfect for making 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 really simple.

Peel off the outer husks until you have a thin layer around the ear of corn.  Go ahead and 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.

Avocado & Lemon-Basil Corn On The Cob

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 a preheated grill for  10-15 minutes, turning occasionally.


Avocado & Lemon-Basil Corn on the Cob

Grilled 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
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 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, 1/2 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.

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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!


Ashley ~ 3 Little Greenwoods May 13, 2015 - 6:15 pm

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!

Alli May 14, 2015 - 3:26 pm

Yes, we’ve been eating at Fatz for a while and I love anything with avocado.

Robin Rue (@massholemommy) May 14, 2015 - 6:04 am

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.

Alli May 14, 2015 - 3:20 pm

I’m such an avocado lover! I can just eat it with a spoon.

lisa @bitesforbabies May 14, 2015 - 7:23 am

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!

Becky May 14, 2015 - 11:41 am

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 🙂

Alli May 14, 2015 - 3:18 pm

I love summer because of all the fresh veggies, and yes, corn!

Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle May 14, 2015 - 12:47 pm

That looks fantastic! I’ve never had corn on the cob with anything other than butter and salt before. Thanks for sharing this!

Alli May 14, 2015 - 3:18 pm

It really adds a new level of flavor.

Emily May 14, 2015 - 12:54 pm

This looks amazing! I generally just grill the corn and eat it; but next time…this! We’re having this! #client

Alli May 14, 2015 - 3:17 pm

The Hidden Valley Avocado takes corn to a whole new level.

Alli May 14, 2015 - 3:17 pm

I love roasted corn, but it’s so much better on the grill!

Jeanine May 14, 2015 - 5:03 pm

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.

Christy Maurer May 14, 2015 - 5:50 pm

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.

Laura (Lauras Little House Tips) May 14, 2015 - 6:27 pm

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 🙂

Marie May 15, 2015 - 12:07 am

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.

HilLesha May 15, 2015 - 3:12 am

How delicious! I love, love corn, but never tried it this way. I’ll definitely be trying this recipe sometime, though.

Shaney Vijendranath May 15, 2015 - 7:17 am

This looks so yummy! I’ve never eaten corn with avocado before but it sure looks like a great combo.

Bonnie @ wemake7 May 15, 2015 - 10:18 am

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

Lauren May 15, 2015 - 2:16 pm

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

Chrystal @ YUM eating May 15, 2015 - 3:39 pm

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?

Jacqui May 15, 2015 - 4:39 pm

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!

Erin May 16, 2015 - 12:44 pm

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

Brittanie @Simplistically Living May 21, 2015 - 3:46 am

Yum! I love grilled corn. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty. Hope to see you again!

theartinpartyplanning May 26, 2015 - 8:38 am

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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