Corn on the cob is my favourite monsoon foods. I love the roasted one with butter, salt and chilly powder smeared on it, and I also love the steamed sweet corn kernels with butter, lemon juice, and chat masala added that makes it so flavourful!
Corn contains about 100 calories and 3 grams of fiber per serving. And if you may have noticed how full you feel after eating corn, then you ought to understand that it’s because of that ‘fullness’ that you might be skipping your dinner! So, that makes corn one of the veggies that help you lose weight.
Corn is also rich in iron, folic acid and Vitamin B 12. All of which makes it one of the go-to veggies to help you fight anemia.
It’s also good for your eyesight, or should I say, it’s the perfect ‘Eye-food’, just like a carrot?
Corn is one of the veggies you need to include in your diet if you wish to lose weight and stay healthy.
Last week, I came across a very simple recipe on Pinterest. The Mexican sweet corn salad with capsicum, tomatoes, and onion. I prepared it, immediately, as I luckily had corn in the freezer. It was all I ate for dinner, and it was so filling!
Today, I am sharing this salad recipe here. It’s for the fitness freaks who, too, prefer salads. It’s also for those, like me, who prefer easy recipes that require hardly any time to prepare.
I am also sharing another recipe I came across on Pinterest. The Corn-cheese toast which is a treat for the taste buds. ;P It’s for those days when you wish to take a break from your healthy diet and enjoy some junk food. We are allowed to cheat once in a while, aren’t we?
MEXICAN SWEET CORN SALAD:
INGREDIENTS: SERVES 1
Sweet corn – 1 bowl, steamed.
Capsicum – 1 small-sized, finely chopped
Tomato – 1 small-sized, finely chopped
Onion – 1 small-sized, finely chopped
Lemon juice – 1/2 teaspoon
Dried Oregano – 1/2 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Wash the corn kernels and steam for a few minutes till they are soft.
In a bowl, take the steamed corn kernels, finely chopped capsicum, onion and tomato.
Mix all the ingredients well.
Add the lemon juice, salt and oregano.
That’s all! Isn’t that easy? And, quick, too!
CHEESE CORN TOAST:
INGREDIENTS: SERVES 3
Bread slices – 5 to 6 (I used the normal loaf of bread, which you can too if you don’t have a bakery in your neighborhood).
Butter – as required
FOR THE SAUCE:
Butter – 1 tbsp
All purpose flour – 1.5 tbsp
Milk – 1 cup, warm
Garlic – 1 tbsp, minced
Onion – 1/4 cup, finely chopped
Cheese – 1/2 cup, shredded (I have used English Cheddar here).
Herbs (Oregano, thyme, rosemary – all of my favourite) – for seasoning.
Salt to taste.
In a pan, melt the butter and add the minced garlic. Saute well for a few minutes.
Then, add the finely chopped onion and saute till it turns pink.
Add the flour and mix well. Cook for a couple of minutes (don’t let it burn) and then add the lukewarm milk.
Whisk gently, continuously on medium heat till it thickens. Make sure it doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan, so stir continuously.
Add salt and mix well.
Add the shredded cheese, mix well and switch off the burner.
Next, add the steamed corn kernels and the herbs and mix well.
Butter the bread slice on both sides and toast it in a frying pan. You could also toast it in an oven. I toasted it only on one side as that’s how I like it.
Spread the sauce on the slice and bake on the pan with the lid for a few minutes.
You would like to visit these websites where I found the recipes. The food there is just heavenly!
Do try out these recipes and let me know how you liked them. And, go ahead and have some corn!
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