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Vegetable Recipes

Zesty Mexican Corn


Easy pan-toasted corn, spices and lime juice create an authentic-tasting, versatile side dish for tacos or grilled burgers, chicken, steak or fish.

What You Need

  • 2 cans (15.25 oz. each) Del Monte® No Salt Added Whole Kernel Corn, well drained
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 ½ to 2 tsp. chili powder, to taste
  • ½ tsp. cumin
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro, optional


  1. COOK corn and butter in a 10 to 12-inch non-stick skillet over medium-high heat, 8 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until kernels are well-toasted and snap during last 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. STIR in chili powder and cumin; cook 30 seconds. Remove from heat and stir in lime juice. Season to taste with salt and black pepper, if desired. Sprinkle with cilantro, if desired.
Cooking time (duration)

Prep Time: 5 minutes, Cook Time: 10 minutes

Number of servings (yield)

4 servings




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Prepare recipe as directed, except:
For Spicy Mexican Corn, stir in 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper in Step 2.
For Salsa-Style Mexican Corn, add 1 can (14.5 oz.) Del Monte® No Salt Added Petite Cut Diced Tomatoes, well drained, in Step 2; heat through.
For Margarita-Style Mexican Corn, sprinkle with an additional squeeze of lime juice and coarse salt, to taste, before serving.

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