Summer has arrived here in the California desert and there’s no better time to eat some delicious corn on the cob. What’s more, the beginning of summer makes me in the mood for all things barbecue. If you thought you were limited as far as Vegan barbecue choices, think again! I’m going to show you a series of awesome Vegan barbecue ideas that will knock your socks off.
The first in this Summer Barbecue Series is my Mesquite-Grilled Corn on the Cob with Almond Parmesan & Cilantro-Lime-Avocado Cashew Sauce. A long title for an easy summer dish that leaves an even longer lasting impression. This barbecue-grilled corn on the cob is so good, I’ve already made it twice this week.
The key to making this corn on the cob as delicious as possible is using mesquite wood chunks in your barbecue. And, so as not to alter the flavor, it’s best to avoid using lighter fluid. The most appealing aspect of cooking corn on the cob on a barbecue using mesquite is it’s delicious aroma. Neighbors from 10 doors down are going to wonder what you’re cooking.
Another key to enhancing the flavor of this recipe is brushing each ear with coconut oil. It’s an absolute must-do if you want the flavor to stand out. A hint of coconut coupled with the almond Parmesan and the cilantro-lime-avocado cashew sauce and you’ve definitely got a winner with this recipe.
Because it was only Michael and I eating this awesome Mesquite-Grilled Corn on the Cob with Almond Parmesan & Cilantro-Lime-Avocado Cashew Sauce, I only prepared four ears of corn. If you’re making this dish for a larger party, you can easily double, even triple the recipe.
One thing I loved about making this delicious corn on the cob is that you don’t have to do anything to prepare your corn. Just throw the ears on the grill, husk and all, and in 20 minutes, you’ve got a bang-up side dish to go with veggie burgers and Vegan potato salad.
This is only the first in my Summer Barbecue Series. Be sure to subscribe to my posts to never miss a recipe. And don’t forget, stay tuned for more delicious summer barbecue recipes from Vegan Vigilante.