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Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Lactose
This recipe contains cheese, and some who are lactose intolerant may be able to tolerate it.

Sodium
This is NOT a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.

 

"Corn is a necessary, silver is only a superfluity." -Adam Smith

The refrigerator light goes on...

This is a fantastic side dish. The corn is sweet and in a rich, creamy sauce that is still light and not too calorie rich. The cheese adds just the right salty, umami touch to balance the tang of lime and spicy cayenne pepper.

You can serve this as a side dish with almost anything - grilled fish or chicken, for example - but it also makes a great filling for tacos or can be folded into an omelet. Make extra.

 
 

Mexican Street Corn



Servings: 2 | Serving size: 1 cup

Cooking time: 30 minutes

This recipe can easily be multiplied and keeps well for about 24 to 48 hours in the refrigerator.

1 tsp. olive oil
1 clove garlic (minced)
2 ears corn (cut the kernels from the cob)
2 Tbsp. reduced fat mayonnaise
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/2 lime (juiced)
1 tsp. lime zest
2 Tbsp. fresh cilantro (coarsely chopped)
1 ounce crumbled cotija cheese (or crumbled feta cheese)

healthy Mexican Street Corn recipe from Dr. Gourmet

Place a large skillet in the oven and preheat to 375F.

Add the olive oil and swirl to coat the pan.

Add the garlic and corn and return the pan to the oven.

Roast for about 20 minutes. Toss frequently so that the corn browns but does not burn.

While the corn is cooking, place the mayonnaise, cayenne pepper, lime juice, and lime zest in a mixing bowl and whisk until smooth.

Fold in the cilantro.

When the corn is lightly browned, remove from the oven and add to the bowl with the mayonnaise mixture.

Fold together gently.

Serve topped with the crumbled cheese.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = about 1 cup

Servings = 2

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Amount Per Serving

Calories 258 Calories from Fat 131
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 14.5g 22%
    Saturated Fat 4g 20%
    Monounsaturated Fat 6g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 18mg 7%
Sodium 282mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 31g 10%
    Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
    Sugars 11g
Protein 7g
Vitamin A 10% Vitamin C 25%
Calcium 8% Iron 6%
Vitamin K 10mcg Potassium 438mg