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How to Make a Colorful Sweet Corn Side Dish

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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!

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

5 min

10 min

15 min

Serves two or three people


  • 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


  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 vegetables 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.