How to Make a Colorful Sweet Corn Side Dish

Updated on May 8, 2019
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I like to cook and eat natural, healthy, and tasty foods. I use minimal oil and don't use artificial colors or preservatives in my cooking.

A colorful sweet corn side dish (confetti corn)
A colorful sweet corn side dish (confetti corn)

Crunchy and Colorful

Confetti corn is a delightful, healthy snack that children and adults alike will love. Serve this as a side dish, a simple breakfast, or an evening snack.

In this recipe, we saute fresh corn kernels with butter, onions, and vegetables. The flavor of the final dish comes from adding a bit of spicy pepper as well as some finely chopped fresh dill leaves and optional basil.

Serve this nutritious dish any time and enjoy!

5 stars for Colorful Sweet Corn Side Dish (Confetti Corn)

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: Serves two or three people

Ingredients

  • 1 heaped cup corn kernels, fresh or frozen (I recommend fresh)
  • 1 tsp unsalted butter
  • 1/2 tsp or less pepper powder
  • 1/2 cup mixed vegetables, cubed (e.g., capsicum and carrots)
  • 1/4 cup red onions, roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh dill leaves, chopped, for garnish
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil (optional), for garnish
  • 1/3 tsp salt, or to taste
  • 1 tsp olive oil

Instructions

  1. Separate the kernels from the corn cob or use frozen corn.
  2. Heat olive oil in a pan. Add chopped onions. Saute them until they are transparent.
  3. Throw in carrot and capsicum cubes. Add some salt. Saute until they are soft and crunchy.
  4. Add corn kernels. Add butter. Throw in pepper powder. Let the corn cook with butter and pepper for 3-4 minutes.
  5. By now the vegetable and corn should have nicely absorbed the spices. Add remaining salt. Stir once. Turn off the heat.
  6. Add chopped fresh dill leaves and basil leaves.
  7. Serve hot. Happy eating!

Note: This dish is best enjoyed hot. Once it becomes cold, you should re-heat before serving.

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Step one: Saute onions in olive oil until they are transparent.Step two: Add chopped vegetables as per instructions. Throw in some salt. Stir-cook for 3-4 minutes.Step three: Add corn kernels and butter. Step four: Also, add pepper powder. Stir cook for 3-4 minutes or until the veggies and corn become soft yet retain some crunch.Step five: Throw in remaining salt. Mix well. Turn off the heat.Step six: Finally add chopped fresh dill leaves and basil.Serve this yummy confetti corn hot and enjoy eating!
Step one: Saute onions in olive oil until they are transparent.
Step one: Saute onions in olive oil until they are transparent.
Step two: Add chopped vegetables as per instructions. Throw in some salt. Stir-cook for 3-4 minutes.
Step two: Add chopped vegetables as per instructions. Throw in some salt. Stir-cook for 3-4 minutes.
Step three: Add corn kernels and butter.
Step three: Add corn kernels and butter.
Step four: Also, add pepper powder. Stir cook for 3-4 minutes or until the veggies and corn become soft yet retain some crunch.
Step four: Also, add pepper powder. Stir cook for 3-4 minutes or until the veggies and corn become soft yet retain some crunch.
Step five: Throw in remaining salt. Mix well. Turn off the heat.
Step five: Throw in remaining salt. Mix well. Turn off the heat.
Step six: Finally add chopped fresh dill leaves and basil.
Step six: Finally add chopped fresh dill leaves and basil.
Serve this yummy confetti corn hot and enjoy eating!
Serve this yummy confetti corn hot and enjoy eating!

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 182
Calories from Fat27
% Daily Value *
Fat 3 g5%
Saturated fat 1 g5%
Carbohydrates 16 g5%
Sugar 1 g
Fiber 2 g8%
Protein 3 g6%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 12 mg1%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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