Living in Italian: Roasted Corn & Feta Cheese

November 7, 2017

An homage to our Greek neighbors, with the king of Greek cheese. Feta's salty taste and firm texture is perfect for this crostini, you can use Ricotta Salata or Mozzarella as well in this recipe. Roasting corn on grill or oven enhances its natural sweet flavor. This crostini is the ultimate showstopper at cocktail parties or on any salumi or cheese board!

 

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 lb fresh corn

  • 1/2 cup feta cheese

  • 2-3 tbsp olive oil 

  • Sea salt, to taste

  • Peperoncino (hot pepper flakes) 

  • Parmesan cheese, grated

  • Sliced bread (try 7 grain or parmesan bread)

  • Lemon juice

 

Preparation:

  • Preheat over to 350F.Cut corn kernels off cob and spread out on baking sheet

  • Toss with olive oil, sea salt, peperoncino and parmesan cheese. Bake for approximately 20-25 minutes

  • Remove from oven and mix with crumbled feta

  • Top with additional peperoncino and lemon juice

  • Place on top of crostini bread

  • Serve immediately and enjoy!

Nutrition RX:

  • Corn: full of antioxidants which can help prevent cancer and fiber have which supports digestive, heart health, weight loss and lowers cholesterol.

  • Feta Cheese: is high in calcium ideal for bone health and vitamin B12, which maintains your cardiovascular and nervous systems

  • Peperoncino: contains capsaicin, that spicy kick to your taste buds also boosts your metabolism 

     

     

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