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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Recipe of the Week

This information came from The World's Healthiest Foods

Steamed Mexican Corn on the Cob

The red chili powder will add a spicy twist to the summer favorite of corn on the cob!

Prep and Cook Time: 10 minutes

4 ears fresh corn on the cob
2 TBS extra virgin olive oil
2 tsp red chili powder
4 tsp lime juice
salt, black pepper, and cumin powder to taste


Bring 2 cups of water to a boil in a steamer with a tight fitting lid. Do not salt water.
Remove husks and corn silk from corn cobs. Place the corn in the steamer basket, cover, and steam for 5 minutes.
While corn is steaming, mix together olive oil, lime juice, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper.
Remove corn from steamer, brush with oil mixture, and serve hot.
Serves 4

Nutritional Profile

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Steamed Mexican Corn on the Cob
1.00 serving
98.25 grams
144.32 calories
Nutrient Amount %DV Nutrient
Density World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
vitamin A 689.49 IU 13.8 1.7 good
vitamin B1 (thiamin) 0.18 mg 12.0 1.5 good
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating Rule
excellent DV>=75% OR Density>=7.6 AND DV>=10%
very good DV>=50% OR Density>=3.4 AND DV>=5%
good DV>=25% OR Density>=1.5 AND DV>=2.5%

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