With Cinco de Mayo right around the corner, all I have on the brain are fresh, spicy, and who-am-I-kidding delicious adult beverages. Nothing goes better with a margarita than grilled foods, hands down. So with this festive day coming soon, I had to play with a new fresh, smokey recipe to go with my festive adult beverages. I tried a greek yogurt-based mexican grilled corn and it turned out damn delicious!
I love using greek yogurt instead of sour cream, butter, or other heavier options when the weather is hot. It doesn’t weigh you down but still gives a great creamy taste and texture, without all the (excuse my terminology, it’s how I truly feel!) extra crap. Score! The grilled corn is a staple for our family all summer long. The market where we buy our corn, sells ears, 3 for $0.99, so it’s not only a gluten-free recipe, it’s a cheap recipe too! Score again! Can you tell I am excited to share this recipe with y’all yet?!? Because I am!
Like I mentioned before, this recipe is spicy, and what I mean by spicy is that you can taste all the spices that you use, it’s not hot-spicy. The majority of the spice is from the chili powder which leaves a smokey grilled flavor that is hard to beat!
Skinny Mexican Grilled Corn
- 4 ears of corn, chucked
- 2 TBSP greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
- 1/4 tsp chili powder
- 1/8 tsp paprika
- 1/8 tsp cumin, black pepper, and salt combined
- 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1/2 lime cut into wedges
- olive oil
- Using a sprayer or basting brush, lightly coat the ears of corn with olive oil. Grill the ears until cooked (approx. 10-12 minutes) turning frequently so not to burn.
- While the corn is grilling, combine the greek yogurt, chili powder and salt mixture together.
- Once the corn is off the grill, top with the greek yogurt mixture, then sprinkle with the cheese and fresh cilantro, and lastly squeeze lime slices over each sizzling ear. Enjoy it messy!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 4 people
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 210
Don’t forget to continuously turn and flip those ears so that the cook evenly and don’t burn. And fresh cilantro is always the best option!