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Israeli-Style Grilled Corn

Total Time
35 mins

We reimagined Mexican street corn with Israeli flavors, seasoning the grilled ears with tangy yogurt, salty feta, herbs, citrus, and a little heat.

su- Israeli Street Corn

 1/3 cup plain whole-milk Greek yogurt or labneh (yogurt cheese)*
 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro, plus cilantro sprigs
 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  Generous pinch of cayenne, plus more for serving
  Zest of 1 lime, divided, plus 1 lime cut into wedges
 1 cup finely crumbled feta cheese
 2 tablespoons zaatar* seasoning blend
 4 ears corn, husks and silks removed
Step 1

Heat a grill to high (450° to 550°). In a small bowl, stir together yogurt, chopped cilantro, oil, salt, pepper, pinch of cayenne, and half of lime zest. Set feta on a plate. Put zaatar in a small dish and a few pinches of cayenne in a second small dish.

Step 2

Grill corn, covered and turning a few times, until charred in sections, 8 to 12 minutes total. Transfer to a platter.

Step 3

Brush corn with yogurt mixture, then roll each cob in cheese, pressing so cheese sticks (brush some off if it clumps too much). Sprinkle corn all over with zaatar and as much cayenne as you like. Sprinkle corn with remaining lime zest and serve with lime wedges and cilantro sprigs. Serve any leftover cheese on the side.

*Find labneh at well-stocked grocery stores. Find zaatar, a blend of thyme, dried sumac, sesame seeds, and other seasonings, at well-stocked grocery stores and ($6.75 for a 1/2-cup jar).

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 266Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g25%

Saturated Fat 8.1g41%
Cholesterol 37mg13%
Sodium 511mg22%
Total Carbohydrate 24g8%

Dietary Fiber 3.2g13%
Protein 11g22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.