Grilled Corn with Lemon Basil Yogurt Sauce

Looking to add some new flare to your Summer cook outs? Summer and corn on the cob just seem to go together, don’t they? This Corn with a Lemon Basil Yogurt Sauce recipe will spruce up your classic side dish and take it to a whole new level that everyone will love. Fire up the grill and give this delicious recipe a try. It’s the perfect side to all your favorite BBQ dishes.

I don’t know about you, but I grew up on corn on the cob. I remember always having to help shuck it after my parents picked up from a roadside stand. We either boiled it or enjoyed it on the grill all Summer long. For some reason, I can just keep eating it (well at least a few ears). Well, now that I am older and like to experiment with different flavors. I decided I wanted to try to jazz up the plain old Summer dish by adding the tasty and easy sauce. And let me tell you, it is a wonderful addition!

How to make Grilled Corn with a Lemon Basil Yogurt Sauce

Key Ingredients for this recipe

  • Corn
  • Low-fat Greek Yogurt
  • Basil
  • Lemon Juice

My kids love grilled corn, too. We have even had fun making them into Mix & Match stations at our BBQ’s where everyone can make different toppings. Well we had some fresh basil growing in the garden this year so I wanted to put it to use. The sauce is super easy to make and it really elevates the corn to a whole new flavor profile.

Health Benefits of Corn

Corn is a favorite and although some people think there is not that much nutritional value, that is not true! It is loaded with dietary fiber and B Vitamins. This delicious vegetable also contains potassium, Vitamin A, and anti-oxidants.

grilled corn on the cob

How to prepare the grilled corn

First fire up the grill and peel and remove the husks of the corn. I like to give it a rinse to remove any of the strings, too. Of course have the kids help with this chore.

Then brush the corn with olive oil and place directly on the grill and cook for about 10-15 minutes turning occasionally.

For the Sauce

Grab out your food processor or blender and add in the fresh basil, yogurt, and lemon juice. Blend until smooth and add to the hot grilled corn for serving.

Make sure to PIN IT!

Grilled Corn with a Lemon Basil Yogurt Sauce

What to serve with this Summer side dish

For more Summer favorites, check out our 10 Fresh Summer Recipes post!

Grilled Corn with Lemon Basil Yogurt Sauce

Trish James
Summer and corn on the cob go hand-in-hand. Give your cookout a new spin with this grilled corn with lemon basil yogurt sauce.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Side Dish, Sides
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 10 kcal



  • 4 ears sweet corn husked
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons plain lowfat Greek yogurt
  • 3 large basil leaves
  • 1/2 lemon juiced


  • Lightly brush corn with olive oil.
  • Place on heated grill and cook, turning occasionally, 10-15 minutes, or until brown/charred in spots.
  • Blend yogurt, basil and lemon juice in blender until smooth.
  • Remove corn from grill and spread with yogurt mixture.


Calories: 10kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 3mgPotassium: 19mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 7IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 12mgIron: 1mg
Keyword bbq, corn, corn on the cob, grilling, side dishes
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