Fresh Corn Sauté with Red Pepper and Onions

I love summertime… and I LOVE fresh corn on the cob! A giant piece of fresh corn is one of my favorite foods of summer. This recipe for Fresh Corn Sauté with Red Pepper and Onions is absolutely, lip-smackin’ delicious. And did I mention how SIMPLE this is to make? And how LOW IN CALORIES  and DELICIOUS it is, also? (ding, ding… we have a WINNER!)Fresh Corn Saute with Red Pepper and Onions / The Grateful Girl Cooks! This is a fantastic summer side dish! It only took me about ten minutes to prepare, from start to finish! I found the recipe in this month’s issue of Cooking Light Magazine, and knew I wanted to try it! Sure am glad I did… it only takes a few (fresh) ingredients, serves 4, and takes about 10 minutes to prepare. How awesome is that?  It’s kind of ironic that I am sharing so many photos of such a quick, easy dish, but hey… it’s a colorful dish, and I didn’t want to be selfish and NOT share… so here goes!

Cut the kernels off of 2 large ears of fresh corn, then chop green onions, and dice red peppers. Only takes a couple minutes. (see how easy so far?)

Fresh Corn Saute with Red Pepper and Onions / The Grateful Girl Cooks!Fresh Corn Saute with Red Pepper and Onions / The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Melt a bit of butter in a large skillet. No brainer, right?

Fresh Corn Saute with Red Pepper and Onions / The Grateful Girl Cooks!Add the fresh corn kernels to the skillet. Sauté corn for 2 minutes on medium-high heat.

Fresh Corn Saute with Red Pepper and Onions / The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Add the chopped green onions and the diced red peppers. Whew… so hard. Are you sweating yet?

Fresh Corn Saute with Red Pepper and Onions / The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Add salt and pepper; stir to combine.

Fresh Corn Saute with Red Pepper and Onions / The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Sauté for 2 more minutes, or until the corn is crisp-tender. Hope you’re not too tired at this point (insert sarcastic grin).

Fresh Corn Saute with Red Pepper and Onions / The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Remove corn from skillet onto serving plate. Look at how gorgeous those colors are!!!

Fresh Corn Saute with Red Pepper and Onions / The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Serve this dish hot… and enjoy the work of your hands. The recipe makes 4 servings (1/2 cup per serving). This summer side dish is delicious, crispy, and full of summer goodness! YUM!

Fresh Corn Suute with Red Pepper and Onions / The Grateful Girl Cooks!Fresh Corn Saute with Red Pepper and Onions / The Grateful Girl Cooks!Recipe source: Cooking Light Magazine, August 2015 issue, page 42.

Fresh Corn Sauté with Red Pepper and Onions
 
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Here's a quick, delicious and low in calories summer side dish that features fresh corn!
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups fresh corn kernels (I used 2 large ears of corn)
  • ¼ cup chopped green onions (approx. 1 stalk-green and white parts)
  • ¼ cup diced red bell pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
Directions
  1. With a sharp knife, cut the kernels off of ears of corn (shucked and de-silked)
  2. Melt butter in large skillet over medium to high heat.
  3. Add fresh corn kernels to the skillet. Cook them for 2 minutes on medium-high.
  4. Add the chopped green onions, diced red bell pepper, salt and pepper. Stir to combine.
  5. Cook for 2-3 more minutes, or until the corn is crisp, but tender.
  6. Serve while hot, and enjoy!

 

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