Lemon Corn Pasta

Sunshine and happiness and and the “Yellow Submarine” song, those are the things this dish evokes in my mind. So many vibrant yellow ingredients: corn, bell pepper, turmeric, and lemon. The happiness is optional, but I suggest adding it in too.

I just walked through the produce section and haphazardly grabbed everything that was yellow. That’s not true. Actually I was inspired by this recipe, but I turned it on it’s cheesy head and made it vegan.

Be a conscious corn consumer. Get the good stuff, the organic stuff, the non-GMO stuff, or even the fresh stuff. I used frozen corn in this recipe to keep things easy and quick, but you could definitely substitute fresh corn cut right from the cob.

Even though fresh corn on the cob may seem like a summer affair, it is still in season in September and October. Which explains why candy corn, corn cob wreaths, and odd corn costumes are all associated with Halloween.

Lemon Corn Pasta

Serves 1-2

1 1/2 cups cooked pasta

1/2 of a yellow bell pepper, sliced

3/4 cup organic frozen corn, defrosted

Sauce

1 cup organic frozen corn, defrosted

Juice of half a lemon

1/2 tsp turmeric

1/4 tsp lemon zest

1/2 cup non-dairy milk

Pinch of black pepper

  1. Blend all of the ingredients for the sauce to desired consistency. I kept it a little chunky.
  2. Add the bell pepper to a large non-stick skillet. Cook on medium heat for 3-4 minutes to soften. Make sure to move it around so it doesn’t burn.
  3. Add the corn kernels and the sauce. Cook stirring constantly on medium heat until the peppers are tender.
  4. Serve on top of pasta.
  5. Garnish with a wedge of lemon and a sprinkling of black pepper.

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