moroccan mint corn

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This is an incredibly easy dish my mom would make for every holiday dinner. I enjoyed this mint corn so much as a kid, and enjoy it just as much today! It always hits the spot! Once you taste it, you’ll never want plain ol’ corn with butter ever again. Although I love spending time in the kitchen, I can definitely appreciate recipes that don’t take much time to whip up! We’re all busy people and sometimes we don’t have hours to spare for a vegan meal that’s healthy and satisfying.

Adding fresh mint and basil really brings out a freshness, and it accompanies my other holiday sides like savory quinoa stuffing and roasted sweet potato kale salad really well. If you love the thought of mint corn but only have fresh corn available, you could roast up some barbecued corn and then make roasted corn salad with fresh herbs with the leftovers!

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moroccan mint corn

This recipe is from the archives of my mom's old recipe book! Try this tasty version of a traditional side dish. 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Moroccan
Keyword corn, mint, roasted corn, salads
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Author Lauren Toyota


  • 3 to 3 1/2 C frozen corn (about 1 regular sized bag)
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/4 C finely chopped shallot
  • 1/2 C finely chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 C finely chopped fresh mint
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper


  1. Heat a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat and cook corn in oil for 4 to 5 minutes, until it starts to get some browning/caramelization on it. You'll want to stir it infrequently to let the caramelization of the corn happen. 

  2. Once you see some color on the kernels, add in the chopped shallot, sea salt, and ground black pepper and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes. Add in the herbs and stir, cooking for another 1 to 2 minutes. Serve immediately.

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