Grilled Buffalo Corn on the Cob

July 30, 2021

Appetizers and Sides

By: Chris Petrellese 

This buffalo corn on the cob is a summer treat everyone will love. Grilled sweet corn slathered in buffalo sauce, sprinkled with vegan parmesan, and drizzled in dairy-free ranch, it’s a summer dream come true.

grilled buffalo corn with parmesan, ranch, parsley and chives

The summer grilling season is in full effect, and we are coming at you today with this fun, easy, and delicious recipe. Grilled corn is always on the menu in our house, and this recipe has been a total game-changer.

Growing up in New Jersey, corn was a staple of the summer. We used to enjoy Jersey sweet corn multiple nights a week. I can’t wait to share this recipe with my friends and family back home since the Jersey corn will complement the other ingredients SO WELL.

ingredients for grilled vegan buffalo corn

If you want to learn how to grill corn like a pro, we have a blog post with all of our tips and tricks here.

Picking the Perfect Ear of Corn

  • Check for holes: When you see holes at the top of the husk, that means insects may be inside. These ears should be avoided. 
  • Check the tassels: if the appear black or dry, the corn is old. 
  • Examine the husks: If they’e vibrant and tightly wrapped, this indicates that the corn is fresh.
  • Inspect the Kernels: Through the husk, feel to make sure that the kernels are plump and tender. If there are any spots that feel like kernels are missing, it’s best to pass on that ear.
  • Don’t peel the husk: Many people instinctively peel back the husk on an ear of corn to check that it’s fresh. Doing this will dehydrate the corn and make the kernels lose their sweetness. 
  • Make sure it’s in season: If it isn’t summer time, it’s probably not the best time to be buying fresh corn. Frozen corn may be a better option in the off season. 
  • Storing your corn: If you’re going to cook the corn within the first few hours of bringing it home, you may leave it out at room temperature. If you plan on waiting to enjoy your corn, it’s best to keep it refrigerated in the crisper drawer with the husks still intact. 

Here’s What You Need to Make this Buffalo Corn on the Cob:

  • Fresh Corn on the Cob: We recommend getting corn still in the husks for this recipe. When the corn is on the grill the husks will help the corn cook to perfection and also prevent burning.
  • Buffalo Sauce: We like to use the Primal Kitchen buffalo sauce because it’s creamy and dairy free. Franks Red Hot Buffalo Wing Sauce is also dairy-free since it contains an artifical butter flavoring.
  • Vegan Parmesan: We like to use Follow Your Heart parm crumbles for this recipe as opposed to a shredded parm since it’s easier to coat the corn with. If you don’t have parm, you can also sprinkle nutritional yeast over your corn in its place.
  • Dairy-Free Ranch Dressing: What’s buffalo corn without some ranch? A drizzle of ranch dressing really helps complement and cool-down the heat from the buffalo sauce. We like to make our own, but we also enjoy using the Dayia or Follow Your Heart ranch dressings. If you aren’t a fan of ranch, vegan bleu cheese is also an option. Pro Tip: If you want to drizzle the ranch perfectly use a squeeze bottle!
  • Herbs: To garnish the buffalo corn on the cob we are using both fresh parsley and chives from our garden. This adds the perfect bit of flavor and also gives the corn a really nice look.
grilled buffalo corn with parmesan, ranch, parsley and chives

What’s your favorite way to enjoy corn?! Let us know in the comment section of this post!

If You’re Looking for More Summer Recipes:

grilled buffalo corn with parmesan, ranch, parsley and chives

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grilled buffalo corn with parmesan, ranch, parsley and chives

Grilled Buffalo Corn on the Cob


  • Author: Chris @ Sweet Simple Vegan
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This buffalo corn on the cob is a summer treat everyone will love. Grilled sweet corn slathered in buffalo sauce, sprinkled with vegan parm and drizzled in dairy-free ranch, it’s a summer dream come true. 


Ingredients


Instructions

  1. Grill the corn to your desired doneness. Check out our post here on how to grill perfect corn.
  2. Once it is easy to handle, remove the husks.
  3. Using a pastry brush or a spoon, cover the corn with as much buffalo sauce. Dress the corn up with the remaining ingredients as desired. You can dress up just one side or do it all around, your choice. Enjoy!

 

Notes

  • Fresh Corn on the Cob: We recommend getting corn still in the husks for this recipe. When the corn is on the grill the husks will help the corn cook to perfection and also prevent burning.
  • Buffalo Sauce: If you’re looking for a good dairy-free buffalo sauce, we like the one Primal Kitchen Dairy-Free Buffalo Sauce with ash a well as Frank’s Red Hot Buffalo Wings Sauce
  • Vegan Parmesan: We like to use Follow Your Heart parm crumbles for this recipe as opposed to a shredded parm since it’s easier to coat the corn with. If you don’t have parm, you can also sprinkle nutritional yeast over your corn in its place.
  • Dairy-Free Ranch Dressing: We like to make our own, but we also enjoy using the Daiya or Follow Your Heart ranch dressings. If you aren’t a fan of ranch, vegan bleu cheese is also an option. Pro Tip: If you want to drizzle the ranch perfectly use a squeeze bottle!
  • Category: Side
  • Method: Grill

Keywords: corn, summer, buffalo, grill, side, appetizer, vegan ranch

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