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This Sauteed southwest corn is a delicious summer side dish. Add in black beans for protein and/or a diced jalapeno for a little spice! This dish also tastes great cold the next day, grab some tortilla chips and use the leftovers as a salsa.


  • 3 1/3 cups fresh corn or 1 16 oz package frozen corn (thawed)
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/3 cup minced fresh cilantro (Optional)

Great optional Add-ins: A diced bell pepper, 1 can of rinsed black beans, and/or a sliced jalapeno!

Main Ingredient(s): Corn, Tomatoes


  • In a large non-stick skillet, saute corn in butter until tender (if adding beans or peppers, add in here).
  • Reduce heat to medium-low, add the tomato, lime juice, salt and cumin.
  • Cook and stir for another 3-4 minutes or until heated through.
  • Remove from heat and stir in cilantro.
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Published On: October 5, 2020