A Taste of Mexico: Weight Watchers Mexican Street Corn

Introduction:

Transport your taste buds to the vibrant streets of Mexico with the tantalizing flavors of Weight Watchers Mexican Street Corn. This recipe takes the classic grilled corn on the cob and elevates it with a zesty and creamy sauce, making it a perfect addition to any summer barbecue or fiesta-themed gathering. Packed with flavor and light on calories, this dish is a delicious way to enjoy the flavors of Mexican street food while staying on track with your Weight Watchers plan.

Grilling to Perfection:

Start by grilling fresh ears of corn until they’re tender and lightly charred, imparting that signature smoky flavor. The heat of the grill brings out the natural sweetness of the corn while adding a hint of caramelization to the kernels, creating a perfect base for the flavorful toppings.

Creamy and Zesty Sauce:

The magic happens with the creamy and zesty sauce that coats the grilled corn. A combination of light mayonnaise, non-fat Greek yogurt, lime juice, chili powder, and garlic powder creates a tangy and flavorful mixture that’s both refreshing and satisfying. Adjust the seasoning to your taste preferences, adding more lime juice for extra zest or chili powder for a kick of heat.

Topping it Off:

Once the corn is coated in the creamy sauce, it’s time to sprinkle on the finishing touches. Grated Cotija cheese (or feta cheese) adds a salty and tangy flavor that perfectly complements the sweetness of the corn, while chopped fresh cilantro leaves provide a burst of freshness and color. Serve the Mexican street corn with lime wedges on the side for squeezing over the top, adding an extra pop of citrus brightness.

Serving and Enjoying:

Whether served as a side dish at a backyard barbecue or enjoyed as a light and flavorful snack, Weight Watchers Mexican Street Corn is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Each bite is a tantalizing blend of smoky, creamy, tangy, and savory flavors that dance on your palate, leaving you craving more. So fire up the grill, gather your ingredients, and treat yourself to a taste of Mexico with this delicious and nutritious dish.

Mexican street corn

     

Here’s a recipe for Weight Watchers Mexican street corn:

Ingredients:

  • 4 ears of corn, husks removed
  • 2 tablespoons light mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup finely grated Cotija cheese (or feta cheese)
  • Fresh cilantro leaves, chopped (optional)
  • Lime wedges, for serving

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the Corn: Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. Place the corn directly on the grill and cook, turning occasionally, until the kernels are tender and charred in spots, about 10-12 minutes.
  2. Prepare the Sauce: In a small bowl, whisk together the light mayonnaise, non-fat Greek yogurt, lime juice, chili powder, and garlic powder until well combined. Adjust seasoning to taste, adding more lime juice or spices if desired.
  3. Coat the Corn: Once the corn is cooked, remove it from the grill and transfer it to a serving platter. Brush each ear of corn with the prepared sauce, coating evenly.
  4. Add Cheese and Garnish: Sprinkle the grated Cotija cheese (or feta cheese) over the sauced corn, ensuring it sticks to the surface. If desired, sprinkle chopped fresh cilantro leaves over the top for added flavor and color.
  5. Serve: Serve the Mexican street corn immediately, accompanied by lime wedges for squeezing over the top. Enjoy this flavorful and satisfying dish as a side dish or appetizer at your next barbecue or gathering.

Note:

  • If you don’t have a grill, you can also boil the corn in salted water for 5-7 minutes until tender, or roast it in the oven at 400°F (200°C) for 20-25 minutes, turning halfway through cooking.
  • You can adjust the seasoning of the sauce according to your taste preferences, adding more chili powder for extra heat or garlic powder for more flavor.
  • Feel free to customize the toppings by adding a sprinkle of paprika, a dash of hot sauce, or a drizzle of honey for extra sweetness.

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