Corn on the cob makes a summer meal complete. Sprinkled with a few seasonings, this veggie is the cream of the crop.
medium ears fresh corn
teaspoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
tablespoon olive or canola oil
teaspoon ground cumin
teaspoon garlic powder
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
Heat gas or charcoal grill. Carefully brush grill rack with canola oil. Place corn directly on grill over medium-high heat. Cover grill; cook 8 to 10 minutes, turning occasionally, until lightly browned on all sides.
Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix salt and cilantro; set aside.
In 8-inch nonstick skillet, mix 1 tablespoon oil and the cumin. Cook over medium heat about 30 seconds, stirring frequently, until fragrant. Stir in garlic powder and red pepper. Brush cumin mixture over hot corn; sprinkle with cilantro-salt mixture.
Serve the corn right off the cob, or scrape the kernels into a bowl and toss with a cup of cooked black beans and a little salsa.
Omit the cumin, and use fresh dill weed or basil leaves instead of the cilantro.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Serving
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- 4 1/2g
- 4 1/2%
- (Saturated Fat
- Trans Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- (Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Exchanges:1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.