Southwestern Sauteed Corn Recipe
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Southwestern Sauteed Corn Recipe

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“My mother-in-law came up with this dish one night for dinner. Everyone who tries it absolutely loves it!” Chandy Ward - Aumsville, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3-1/3 cups fresh corn or 1 package (16 ounces) frozen corn
  • 1 plum tomato, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/3 cup minced fresh cilantro

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup equals 104 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 256 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.


  1. In a large nonstick skillet, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add corn; cook and stir 3-5 minutes or until tender. Reduce heat to medium-low; stir in tomato, lime juice, salt and cumin. Cook 3-4 minutes longer or until heated through. Remove from heat; stir in cilantro. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as Southwestern Sauteed Corn in Healthy Cooking August/September 2008, p62

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Reviewed Nov. 2, 2015

"Incredibly easy and delicious! The freshness of this dish is wonderful and is the perfect way to use up fresh-off-the-cob corn or bring a touch of summer to brighten up a winter dinner!"

Reviewed Aug. 4, 2015

"Really good."

Reviewed Aug. 2, 2015

"Very pretty dish and so easy to prep. Flavor was excellent. Everything about this said summer. Yum!"

Reviewed Jul. 16, 2015

"Such a colorful dish...! It was tasty and easy to make. Will definitely make it again."

Reviewed Jul. 15, 2015

"Made this for my family tonight. Everyone loved it. I added a little bit of pepper. Super delicious!! Will be making this again."

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