Italian Grilled Corn

Grilled corn is the perfect side dish to accompany a summer cook out.

Grilled corn is the perfect side dish to accompany a summer cook out.  (Bertolli)

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Bertolli has done it again with this summer inspired Italian Grilled Corn recipe. Taking the time to make the Olive Oil Mayonaise will be worth the effort, as it adds a refreshing flavor to an otherwise basic summer vegetable. 


For the Corn

  • 4 Large ears corn, cleaned and shucked
  • 2 tablespoon Bertolli® Classico Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup olive oil mayonnaise (recipe below)
  • Fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • 1 1/2 cup Grana Padano* cheese, grated
  • 4 teaspoon Paprika
  • 2 tablespoon Italian flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • 2 tablespoon Fresh oregano, chopped
  • 2 Limes, cut into wedges

For the Bertolli Olive Oil Mayonnaise

  • 1 Large egg yolk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt (to taste)
  • 3/4 cup Bertolli® Extra Virgin Olive Oil


Step 1:

  • Preheat grill. Bring a pot of water to a rapid boil.

Step 2:

  • Season to taste with salt and par blanch the corn until half cooked -about 3-5 minutes.

Step 3:

  • Remove from water and pat dry. Brush generously with olive oil.

Step 4:

  • Place on preheated grill, and grill on all sides about 2-3 minutes or until desired char is on the corn.

Step 5:

  • Remove from grill, and while still hot, brush each ear generously with olive oil mayonnaise.

Step 6:

  • Season with cracked pepper, sea salt, and paprika. Sprinkle generously with cheese and fresh herbs.
  • *Grana Padano is a hard Italian cheese that can be found at most grocers. If you can’t locate Grana Padano, try substituting another hard Italian cheese such as Parmesan or Asiago.

Step 1:

  • Combine egg yolk, lemon juice, mustard, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in medium bowl.

Step 2:

  • Whisk until blended and bright yellow. Slowly drizzle in olive oil as you whisk.

Step 3:

  • You can also do this in a blender by blending the first 4 ingredients and lightly pulsing.

Step 4:

  • With blender on low, slowly drizzle in olive oil and blend to the consistency of mayonnaise.