Braai Spiced Corn

Braai Spiced Corn Recipe

Dig into this South African-inspired spiced corn recipe for a fiery side dish that is sure to spice up every meal. Yellow corn is a great source of lutein and zeaxanthin, which are carotenoids that are essential for good eye health and the prevention of degenerative eye conditions like macular degeneration.

Spiced corn is also an excellent source of soluble and insoluble fibre to support healthy bowel movements and gut health. Soluble fibres act as prebiotics as they are fermented by intestinal bacteria to produce short-chain fatty acids that help support the growth of beneficial bacteria and the integrity of the gut lining.

Braai Spiced Corn Recipe

By: Lisa Guy

Dig into this South African-inspired spiced corn recipe for a fiery side dish that is sure to spice up every meal.



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  • Spicy Seasoning
    1 tsp smoked paprika
  • ¼ cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp dried garlic
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 4 ears corn
  • Olive oil
  • Lime wedges


  • Combine all seasoning ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Pull the outer husk of the corn down and tie it together with a strip of the husk. Wash your corn and remove any silk fibres.
  • Preheat your grill or barbecue to medium heat. Grill your corn for 15–20 mins, turning often, until cooked through.
  • Brush the corn while hot with olive oil and sprinkle with braai seasoning.
  • Serve with lime wedges.
  • Tip: This spiced corn is delicious as a side dish served with barbecue meat, chicken or fish.


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Lisa Guy

Lisa Guy

Lisa Guy is a respected Sydney-based naturopath, author and passionate foodie with 16 years of clinical experience. She runs a naturopathic clinic in Rose Bay called Art of Healing and is the founder of Bodhi Organic Tea.

Lisa is a great believer that good wholesome food is one of the greatest pleasures in life and the foundation of good health. Lisa encourages her clients to get back to eating what nature intended: good, clean, wholesome food that’s nutrient-rich and free from high levels of sugars, harmful fats, artificial additives and pesticides. Her aim is to change the way people eat, cook and think about food.

Lisa is an avid health writer, being a regular contributor to The Sunday Telegraph's Body and Soul, and leading magazines including WellBeing. Lisa is an author of five books to date, including My Goodness: all you need to know about children’s health and nutrition , Pregnancy Essentials, Heal Yourself, Listen to your Body and Healthy Skin Diet .

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