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September 19, 2022

Healthy Recipe: Grilled Mexican-Style Corn

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Looking for the perfect side dish? Grilled Mexican-style corn is a guaranteed crowd pleaser whether it’s served on taco night or at a weekend barbecue. Made with non-fat Greek yogurt, canned chipotle chili, cilantro, and cotija cheese, this delicious recipe serves four and can be prepared and grilled in under 30 minutes!

• 4 ears of corn
• 2 teaspoons of olive oil
• ¼ cup of non-Fat-Greek yogurt
• 2 teaspoons of adobo (sauce from canned chipotle chilies)
• ¼ teaspoon of canned chipotle chili, chopped and seeds removed
• ¼ cup of cilantro, minced
• 2 tablespoons of cotija cheese (or shredded Monterey Jack or Mexican blend)
• 1 lime, cut into wedges


  1. Heat grill. Rub each of the ears of corn with olive oil and place over a grill set to medium heat. Grill for 15 minutes, rotating occasionally, until corn is cooked and slightly charred. If you don't have a grill, bring a large, shallow pan of water to a boil (don't oil the corn). Add the corn to the water and simmer, rotating occasionally, for about 3 minutes. Remove from water and let dry slightly. Turn oven burner on and lightly char the corn, about 30 seconds a side.
  2. While corn is grilling, stir together yogurt, adobo, and chipotle. Set aside.
  3. Once the corn is off the grill, let cool slightly, about 3 minutes. Spread each ear of corn with a quarter of the yogurt sauce all over. Divide the cilantro and cotija and sprinkle over each of the ears. Serve with a lime wedge to squeeze over.
  4. Handy Hint: Shucking corn can be a pain, but if you have kids running around it's a great way to get them involved in the cooking process with a low-risk task. No knifes or heat in sight! Set them up outside with ears of corn and a bag for the remnants, and let them shuck away.

Nutritional Information:
Calories: 136.5
Fat: 5.8g
Saturated fat: 2g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.7g
Monounsaturated fat: 2g
Cholesterol: 7.5mg         
Sodium: 139mg
Carbs: 18.2g
Fiber: 2.5g
Protein: 6.2g

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