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Confetti Corn

Apr 6, 2011

This recipe is compliments of my home girl Ina. It comes from her cookbook “Back to Basics.” We were grilling burgers this weekend and I was looking for a healthy side to accompany our burgers and this fit the bill. It was so easy to make and only involves a few ingredients. The best part is all the ingredients are fresh veggies and herbs, so you can feel good about chowing down on this! I ate this again the next day and it was just as tasty served cold. This is the perfect summer side for any cookout. Even the hubs who snubs his nose at all veggies loved this and ate it two nights in a row. Enjoy!

Confetti Corn
2 tablespoons good olive oil
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1 small orange bell pepper, 1/2-inch diced
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
Kernels cut from 5 ears yellow or white corn (4 cups)
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons julienned fresh basil, minced fresh chives, and/or minced fresh parsley leaves

Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a large saute pan. Add the onion and saute for 5 minutes, until the onion is soft. Stir in the bell pepper and saute for 2 more minutes.

Add the butter to the pan and allow it to melt. Over medium heat, add the corn, salt, and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 to 7 minutes, until the corn just loses its starchiness. Season to taste, gently stir in the basil or other green herbs, and serve hot.

Print Recipe HERE

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  1. Yum this sounds so good! Saving the recipe now. I love Ina!

  2. Jill says:

    Ina can do no wrong!!

  3. Bud and Leo says:

    This looks so good and my hubs will love it! thanks for sharing!

  4. Shannon says:

    My friend made this for us and I've been addicted ever since! Yum!

    (New to your blog, by way of where I'm not sure!)

    Hope you're having a great week!



  5. Julip Made says:

    Oh perfect simple summer side dish. Definitely putting this in my recipe files!

  6. I think I need to you come live with me…y'know for emotional support when i try to cook and it doesn't turn out as fabulous as yours always do! I'm lovin' the recipes…I need all the help I can get!

  7. Michaela says:

    Yummy! Can you come cook for me?? hehe
    My roommies and I are always trying to think of new easy recipes so this will be a fun one to try!

  8. Taylor says:

    I love Ina! This looks delicious! I need to get her "how easy is that" cookbook and try some more of her recipes.

  9. Lisa Fergus says:

    I must try this one! And I'll click on through to shop! I have items on my page too! Such a great way to make some cash! šŸ˜‰


  10. Oh you know I adore Ina! She's my fave! This recipe looks delicious! Best part is, there is NO CHEESE! šŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing!

  11. mmm, this recipe sounds so great! It's always nice to have a light side dish with a rich, juicy burger!

    By the way, I believe that I saw your pretty self today. I was driving along King & could've sworn I saw you walking with a friend & your baby boy! It was a pretty day to walk around downtown!

    Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  12. Tess says:

    This is one of my most favorite recipes. I make it as a side dish at least once a week. It's the such a fresh mixture of veggies, and tastes delish!

  13. cMe says:

    I love me some Ina, BUT did you read that she recently turned down a Make a Wish kid's wish to meet her…twice? He is six years old and dying of cancer. Now I just think she's an old biotch!! Let me know if you didn't see it. It was on Yahoo news last week.

  14. Thanks for your sweet comments on the blog today and I'm following you right back. Love meeting fellow Southern bloggers, especially fellow moms. Your son is a little cutie too. Love his name!

    This look so yummy!!! The burger looks pretty good too (especially in the middle of Lent šŸ™‚

  15. Christina says:

    oooh, the confetti corn is so pretty!

  16. I am SOOOOO trying this yummy looking recipe! :o) Thanks for posting.

  17. Val says:

    Looks incredible. Ina is my hero. =0)