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Pesto-Corn Grilled Peppers Recipe

Pesto-Corn Grilled Peppers Recipe

We grill almost daily and enjoy using fresh produce from our garden. These pepper halves filled with a basil-seasoned corn mixture is my husband's favorite.—Rachael Marrier, Star Prairie, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup plus 2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups tightly packed fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower kernels or walnuts
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped sweet red pepper
  • 4 cups whole kernel corn
  • 4 medium sweet red, yellow or green peppers
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese, optional

Directions

  • 1. For pesto, combine 1/2 cup of oil, grated cheese, basil, sunflower kernels and garlic in a blender or food processor; cover and process until blended.
  • 2. In a large skillet, saute red pepper in remaining oil until tender. Add corn and pesto; heat through.
  • 3. Halve peppers lengthwise; remove seeds. Place, cut side down, on grill over medium heat; cover and cook for 8 minutes. Turn; fill with corn mixture. Grill 4-6 minutes longer or until tender. Sprinkle with shredded cheese if desired. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 287 calories, 19 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 168 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 7 g protein.