You know how when you have a new recipe you really, really like, you want to keep serving it all of the time? Or, at least you want to tell people about it?
Well, I recently discovered a perfect summer side dish that is so good, and so easy to make, that I thought I would share it. Also, I want to ask you all if you have any “keeper” recipes you wouldn’t mind sharing with us… preferable easy to make, without a whole grocery list of ingredients.
Last summer, I bought this Weight Watchers Five Ingredient 15 Minute Recipes magazine, and found a few “keeper” recipes. This recipe has become a favorite of our’s. (It’s on page 7 of the magazine, which says “Display until 8/12/11” on the front. – While searching for information about this magazine, I found that there are many different editions, so I went ahead and posted the picture of the specific magazine I am talking about. It is published by Oxmoor House.)
Grilled Corn, Red Peppers, and Onions
PointsPlus value per serving: 3
Prep: 6 minutes Cook: 15 minutes
2 large ears shucked corn
1 large red bell pepper, cut in half and seeded
1 medium-size sweet onion, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
Butter-flavored cooking spray
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper (*I use coarse pepper)
1. Prepare grill. Coat first 3 ingredients heavily with cooking spray. Place vegetables on grill rack coated with cooking spray. Grill 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender. (*Obviously, the cooking spray on the grill has to be sprayed on before starting up the grill.)
2 Cut kernels from corn to yield 3 cups; place in medium bowl. Cut pepper and onion into 1-inch pieces; add to corn. Add oil and remaining ingredients; toss well.
Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 1/4 cups).
Per Serving: Calories 117, Fat 4.6 g (sat 0.7, mono 2.9g, poly 0.6g); Protein 2.8 g; Carb 18.3 g; Fiber 2.6g; Chol 0mg; Iron 0.7mg; Sodium 164 mg; Calc 21mg
*I actually double the recipe so that I can serve it again – cold. Also, I haven’t figured out a way to cut the kernels off the corn in a “comfortable” way. That cob is hot!
If any of you have a recipe (preferable easy!) that is a “keeper” in your household you wouldn’t mind telling us about, feel free to post it in a comment. Thanks!