We’ve been a little sweet on desserts lately, so I’m adding some healthier savory dishes to help balance things out. This Dairy Free Homemade Cilantro Butter Corn Recipe is actually from a very nutritious cookbook called BravoExpress, by Chief Ramses Bravo of the TrueNorth Health Center in Santa Rosa, Calif. Every recipe in this plant-based collection is actually oil-free, salt-free, and sugar-free.
Dairy Free Coriander Butter Corn with No Added Salt or Oil
A few years ago, we presented a recipe for Edamame Kale Salad with Mango Ginger Vinaigrette of BravoExpress. I was planning on sharing this cilantro butter corn at the time, but it got lost in the mix. But better late than never, huh? Fortunately, recipes and good cookbooks never go out of style. And now I have time to add some recipe notes.
- Salt: If you’re not on a sodium-free or very low-sodium diet, this cilantro buttered corn might taste like you’re missing out. If you’re ok with salt, you can use regular vegetable broth or add a little salt to dairy-free cilantro butter when blending. Or you can just leave a salt shaker for anyone who wants to sprinkle some on their corn.
- Other vegetables: In addition to corn, this dairy-free cilantro butter is great on fajita vegetables, steamed carrots, and other veggies. It’s also great on rice (think burritos and bowls) and could even make a great spread.
Special Dietary Notes: Dairy-Free Cilantro Butter on Corn
By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free/dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, plant-based, and vegetarian. Just be sure to choose a broth that suits your dietary needs.
Dairy-Free Cilantro Butter on Corn
Author: Chief Ramses Bravo
Type of recipe: Side
- 1 cup no salt added vegetable broth (see post above)
- 4 ears of corn
- ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro, lightly packed
- ¼ cup raw cashews, toasted
- Pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)
- Put ¾ cup of broth in a large saucepan. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat.
- Add corn, cover, reduce heat to medium and cook until broth has evaporated, about 5 minutes.
- To make the cilantro butter, place the cilantro, cashews and remaining ¼ cup broth in a small food processor or small blender and blend for 1 minute.
- Brush each cob of corn with cilantro butter and sprinkle with cayenne pepper, if desired.
Portion: 1 cob of corn with cilantro butter calories: 83 Big: 4.4g Saturated fat: .9g Carbohydrates: 10.4g Sugar: 2.4g Sodium: 13mg Fiber: 1.3g Protein: 2.5g
More oil-free and plant-based recipes
Eggplant in garlic sauce
Chef AJ’s Gluten-Free Vegan Lasagna
Amandine green beans