Grilled Oaxacan Corn

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Yield:

4 ears corn (serving size: 1 ear corn, 1 1/2 tbsp. cheese, 2 tsp. dressing)

Recipe Time

Prep: 7 Minutes
Cook: 12 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 213
Fat 14 g
Satfat 3 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 5 g
Carbohydrate 20 g
Fiber 2 g
Cholesterol 8 mg
Iron 1 mg
Sodium 138 mg
Calcium 68 mg

Ingredients

1 1/2 tablespoons lime juice
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Salt
4 ears corn, husks removed
6 tablespoons crumbled queso fresco (about 2 oz.)
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro for garnish, optional

Preparation

1. Preheat grill to medium-high. Whisk lime juice, 1 1/2 Tbsp. oil and cayenne in a small bowl. Season with salt.

2. Brush corn with remaining 1 1/2 Tbsp. oil and grill, turning a few times, until kernels give slightly when pressed and turn deeper yellow, about 12 minutes.

3. Remove corn from grill to a serving platter and brush with lime juice mixture. Crumble queso fresco on top and sprinkle with cilantro, if desired.

Note:

MyRecipes is working with Let's Move!, the Partnership for a Healthier America, and USDA's MyPlate to give anyone looking for healthier options access to a trove of recipes that will help them create healthy, tasty plates. For more information about creating a healthy plate, visit www.choosemyplate.gov.

Caroline Wright,

July 2013
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