PointsPlus Hominy and Poblano Pepper Sauté Recipe

PointsPlus Hominy and Poblano Pepper Sauté Recipe
Staff Writer

Hominy and Poblano Pepper Sauté

Here’s an interesting idea for a side dish. Hominy, a chewy corn kernel, is best known for its starring role in pozole, a soup reserved for special occasions in Mexican cuisine. Here, it’s packing some heat from poblano peppers and makes for a flavorful and satisfying side.

You can substitute milder cubanelle peppers (Italian frying peppers) or bell peppers for the poblanos, if you prefer less heat.

4
Servings
28
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 medium-sized poblano chile peppers, cut into 1/2-inch dice
  • 1 medium-sized onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • One 15-ounce can hominy, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 medium-sized lime, cut into 4 wedges

Directions

Heat the oil in a large, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the peppers and onion and sauté until almost tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic, cumin, and salt. Reduce heat to low and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

Add the hominy and water, and increase heat to medium. Cook for about 4 minutes, stirring often. Remove from heat and stir in the cilantro and lime juice. Serve with lime wedges.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
2g
3%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Carbohydrate, by difference
3g
2%
Protein
1g
2%
Vitamin A, RAE
74µg
11%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
5mg
7%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
52µg
58%
Calcium, Ca
23mg
2%
Choline, total
3mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
17µg
4%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
8mg
3%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
20mg
3%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
26mg
2%
Water
32g
1%

Hominy Shopping Tip

Southern food is a mixture of Native American, Creole, and European influences. Staples of this comfort food include corn (in all its forms), honey, chicken, pork, and seafood, all easily found at any neighborhood grocery store.

Hominy Cooking Tip

Southern and comfort food is often rich and heavy, be sure to include lots of greens and vegetables with these dishes.