Flame-seared red pepper & corn (with cilantro/lime yogurt)
You know it’s summertime when you are enjoying the smoky combination of peppers and fresh corn just off the cob. The lively flavor of the Cilantro/lime yogurt provides the perfect contrast to this side dish and BBQ favorite. It’s a healthy and flavorful recipe that never gets boring!
Recipe by: Arlene Jacobs
3 red bell peppers
2 ears corn
Salt and Pepper to taste
- Use 1 tsp. of the extra-virgin olive oil to rub over the red peppers and corn. Place peppers over a gas flame or the grill, and sear using a pair of tongs to turn frequently until blackened on all sides. Repeat with the corn. Place the peppers in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let cool.
1 cup yogurt
½ tsp. grated lime zest
1 tbsp. plus 1 tsp. coarsely chopped cilantro
Salt, to taste
Combine all ingredients.
Searing the peppers not only gives a smoky flavor, but it makes them very easy to peel after resting in a covered bowl. Don’t feel you have to get every bit off.