So I have another confession to make….I LOVE CORN!!! I can honestly just pop open a can of it, and eat it right out the can! Thankfully Josh likes it to so we usually have some lying around.
This weekend, we had 4 sweet ears of corn we needed to use up.. in fear they would go bad (gasp) So I could not let that happen! I decided to throw somethings together and make a Mexican Corn “salad”. IT WAS NUTS!! Literally me and Josh kept going back for more, which can be dangerous because it’s a carbs. So here is how I made it!
Banging Mexican Corn
- 4 ears of sweet corn (we grilled outs for about 12 min, then cut off the corn and put it in a bowl)
- 2 tsp ground cumin
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper (or 1/4 tsp if you don’t want a big spicy kick)
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 jalapeno pepper, chopped (for less heat, take out all the seeds and membrane)
- 2 garlic cloves, minced or chopped
- 1/4 cup crumbled cotija cheese (my absolute favorite cheese ever!)
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
Put the corn kernels at the bottom of a skillet (I used nonstick but if you want it to be “blackened corn” you can use a non-nonstick skillet), and sprinkle the cumin, sea salt, and cayenne pepper over the corn. Turn the corn gently over with a spatula as it cooks, then stir in the onion, jalapeno pepper, and garlic. Stir the corn mixture every few minutes. Cook for about 15-20 min until the onion and peppers are soft. Once done put it into a bowl and top with cotija cheese and cilantro. (another option, is put it in an oven save bowl and top it with the cheese (even motzz if you got it and prefer to use that) and put in the oven and melt the cheese a little bit)
Nutritional Info: Calories: 179, fat: 7.5g, Carbs:21.3g, Fiber: 3.1g, Protein: 8.6, WW PlusPoints: 5
This definitely had a big kick to it. So for a less spicy version, you can always not add as much cayenne powder, or you can always replace the jalapeno with a red or green pepper.
We ate it with some steak and crab! It was a very yummy dinner! The crazy thing, is the crab was Josh’s idea!! I’m so happy he is liking some seafood now 🙂
Until next time,