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Grilled Corn with Parmesan Spread & Basil

Grilled Corn with Parmesan Spread & Basil
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Grilled Corn with Parmesan Spread & Basil

Prep: 15 minutes
Grill: 10 minutes • Serves: 6

3 garlic cloves, crushed with press (about 1 tablespoon)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese plus additional for sprinkling (optional)
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
6 ears of corn, silks and husks removed, cut crosswise in half
Nonstick cooking spray
1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh basil leaves

1. Prepare outdoor grill for direct grilling over medium-high heat. In small skillet, cook garlic in oil over medium heat 1 to 2 minutes or until golden brown, stirring frequently; cool.

2. In small bowl, stir mayonnaise, cheese, lemon juice, red pepper and garlic mixture. Makes about 3/4 cup.

3. Spray corn with cooking spray. Place corn on hot grill rack; cover and cook 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown, turning frequently.

4. To serve, brush corn with mayonnaise mixture; sprinkle with additional cheese, if desired, and basil.

Approximate nutritional values per serving:
248 Calories, 23g Fat (15g Saturated), 10mg Cholesterol,
199mg Sodium, 27g Carbohydrates, 2g Fiber, 5g Protein

Dietitian’s Dish Tip:
Slash some fat and calories with a simple swap – use olive oil based mayonnaise in place of regular mayonnaise.

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