Steamed corn cobs with spinach walnut spread

Corn Cob


Corn on the cob is a delicious dish that can be enjoyed on its own or as a side dish to foods of vegetable based gravy recipes. It is commonly made by grilling, boiling and roasting.

Corn is actually a unique phytonutrient-rich food that provides us with well-documented antioxidant benefits. In terms of conventional antioxidant nutrients, corn is a good source of the mineral manganese.

Of all of the cooking methods my favourite is Healthy Steaming. We think that it provides the greatest flavour and is also a method that allows for good nutrient retention.

So enjoy this steamed corn cobs with a healthy spread. This spread is made with Spinach and Walnut, similar to Pesto. Topped with Italian herbs made this spread heavenly.

Preparation time-15 mins
Cooking time-25-30 mins


  • Large fresh Sweet corn -4
  • Olive oil-to brush
  • Dash of Chilli flakes
  • Dash of Italian herbs

For spread:

  • 1cup spinach blanched
  • Crushed Walnuts-1/4cup
  • Garlic-1clove
  • Salt- as per taste
  • Lime juice-1-2tbsp



  • Remove the husk of corn carefully and rinse, cut off any bad spots and divide the cobs in half.
  • Add water in a deep pot, add the steamer insert make sure the water level is not above the insert.
  • Bring water to boil and add the corn cobs, cover pot and cook corn cobs for 8-10minutess over boiling water/ until tender.

For spread:

  • Combine blanched spinach, garlic, walnuts, salt, lime juice and pulse until smooth.

To serve:

  • Brush the steamed corn cobs with olive oil, spinach spread, sprinkle some chilli flakes and herbs.


  • You can ever roast the cobs in the oven/grill it.

About Chitra Jagadish

My passion for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

Posted on July 31, 2014, in Appetizers, Indian, International, Starters. Bookmark the permalink. 21 Comments.

  1. Just looking at your photos alone has me salivating, even before the recipes! wow lol πŸ™‚


  2. Struth, Chitra ! – this is RIGHT UP MY ALLEY !!! πŸ˜€
    I adore corn, and I am currently eating lots of walnuts in hope of reducing my triglycerides.
    So I’ve written corn on my shopping-list, and have only the one question: when you say ‘spinach’, do you mean what we down here call ‘English spinach’ ? –
    Please, I mean …


  3. Just got 2 corns in the fridge, I have to try it with spinach, I liked the addition of spinach. Lovely recipe Chitra πŸ™‚


  4. Walnut and spinach spread is amazing idea


  5. Lovely idea for a spread!


  6. Seriously mouth watering looking at pic itself Chitra!!!!!!!!!!!


  7. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚


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