Turmeric Spiced Sautéed Corn

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This turmeric spiced sautéed corn is the ultimate summer side dish. Savory, sweet and spicy with an al dente crunch in every bite. Sautéing the corn results in a the development of full flavored sweetness with less chewiness. However, the corn can be grilled and the kernels removed. This will give the dish a grill like flavor but the corn will be have a bit of chewy texture. For this recipe, the use of a very hot cast iron skillet, like this lodge version or a French style stainless steel skillet, like this All Clad version, will help to develop a slight charred textured corn.

Further, this turmeric spiced sautéed corn, develops the best flavor when cooked in a cast iron or even a stainless steel skillet. A clever trick to achieve a little char on the corn. Cooking the corn using this method, allows it to develop maximum sweet flavor with a hint of charred taste. Hence, eliminating the chewy texture that results from grilling. Additionally, the addition of red onions and red bell peppers give the dish another layer of sweetness. To achieve the savory spicy taste, the choice of spices is minimal.

Brilliantly, this turmeric spiced sautéed corn becomes savory, sweet and spicy due to the addition of ground turmeric and red pepper flakes. Moreover, the red pepper flakes amount can be adjusted to suite your taste bud. This perfect and healthy side dish is best served hot with your favorite entrée. This cilantro marinated chicken breasts recipe pairs perfectly. Enjoy and Happy Cooking!

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Turmeric Spiced Sautéed Corn

This corn side dish is a healthy delicious recipe that comes together in less than 10 minutes.

Course Al La Carte, Healthy, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Healthy, Mediterranean, Vegan Cuisine, Vegetarian Cuisine
Keyword best corn recipes, easy saute corn recipe, How to cook corn and vegetables
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 People
Calories 143 kcal
Author Julietkitchen By Chef Yasmin


  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 medium red onion peeled and diced
  • 1 large red bell pepper seeded and diced. May sub your favorite color
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger peeled and minced
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh garlic peeled and minced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes can use up to 1 teaspoon
  • 3 fresh corns remove kernels
  • zest from 2 limes
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice


  1. Heat a 10 to 12 inch cast iron skillet over high heat.

    Note: May use a stainless steel skillet

  2. Add the extra virgin olive oil. Reduce the heat to medium.

  3. Add onions and sauté 1 minute until fragrant.

  4. Add in the bell peppers and salt. Mix and cook 1 minute.

  5. Add ginger, garlic and thyme. Mix and cook 30 seconds.

  6. Add turmeric and red pepper flakes. Mix. Cook 30 seconds.

  7. Add corn kernels and lime zest. Mix and cook 3 to 4 minutes until all the flavors marry together and the corn is cooked through to al dente texture.

  8. Turn off the heat. Pour in the lime juice. Mix to combine.

  9. Serve hot with your favorite entree.

Nutrition Facts
Turmeric Spiced Sautéed Corn
Amount Per Serving
Calories 143 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 0.01g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Sodium 90mg4%
Potassium 328mg9%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 1534IU31%
Vitamin C 61mg74%
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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