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Grilled Oaxacan Corn

Photo: Plamen Petkov
Prep time 7 mins
Cook time 12 mins
Yield 4 ears corn (serving size: 1 ear corn, 1 1/2 tbsp. cheese, 2 tsp. dressing)

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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.

Cook's Notes

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