Confetti Corn with Peppers and Herbs

Confetti corn brings together fresh sweet corn, savory ripe peppers and flavorful herbs for a dish that is simple to make but complex in flavor.  Confetti corn brings together fresh sweet corn, savory ripe peppers and flavorful herbs for a dish that is simple to make but complex in flavor.

A couple nights ago, I had dinner with some friends.  Everything was lovely, but one dish in particular stood out—confetti corn.  And it wasn’t just me.  Everyone raved, as in, where have you been all my life?  

Confetti corn brings together fresh sweet corn, savory ripe peppers and flavorful herbs for a dish that is simple to make but complex in flavor.

Confetti Corn

In the last weeks of my year of eating local, the dish was perfect.  It brought together the brilliance of fresh sweet corn (whose short season we always lament) along with flavorful ripe peppers and savory onion and herbs.  Can I have the recipe, please!  

Confetti Corn Ingredients

Confetti Corn Ingredients

For the most part, bell peppers haven’t ripened in the north, but the colorful mini-peppers are everywhere.  So when I made it the next day, instead of one red bell pepper, I added a couple orange and red minis for double the color.  Score! 

Confetti corn brings together fresh sweet corn, savory ripe peppers and flavorful herbs for a dish that is simple to make but complex in flavor.Even better it was fun and easy to make.  The women all pitched in while the men tended the grill (can we all say “gender stereotype”) and great conversation was had with minimal chopping and stirring. 

Here’s to sharing the late summer bounty with friends!  

Confetti corn brings together fresh sweet corn, savory ripe peppers and flavorful herbs for a dish that is simple to make but complex in flavor.

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Confetti Corn
Serves 6
Confetti corn brings together fresh sweet corn, savory ripe peppers and flavorful herbs for a dish that is simple to make but complex in flavor.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
25 min
162 calories
20 g
10 g
10 g
3 g
3 g
141 g
604 g
6 g
0 g
6 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
141g
Servings
6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 162
Calories from Fat 84
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g
15%
Saturated Fat 3g
17%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 10mg
3%
Sodium 604mg
25%
Total Carbohydrates 20g
7%
Dietary Fiber 2g
10%
Sugars 6g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A
8%
Vitamin C
108%
Calcium
1%
Iron
5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  2. ½ cup chopped red onion (about ½ onion)
  3. 1 small red or orange bell pepper, chopped in ½ inch pieces (or about 1 cup chopped mini-peppers)
  4. 2 Tablespoons butter
  5. 5 ears sweet corn, kernels only (about 4 cups)
  6. 1 ½ teaspoon salt
  7. 1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  8. 2 Tablespoons fresh herbs (julienned basil, chopped chives or parsley)
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet, heat olive oil. Add onion and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Add chopped pepper and cook another 2 minutes.
  2. Add butter. When melted add the corn, salt and pepper. Cook until tender, about 5 minutes, then stir in herbs.
  3. Serve warm.
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calories
162
fat
10g
protein
3g
carbs
20g
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8 thoughts on “Confetti Corn with Peppers and Herbs

  1. David

    Corn and red peppers together has always been a favorite of mine – the basis of the corn relish we got in New England. Your salad sounds wonderful, Inger!

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