Finger foods are great for a romantic picnic. This simple recipe meets all of the best criteria: it uses local, organic ingredients, and is an easy and healthy recipe! This flavor combination is classic Mexican, and is super simple to make at home without any special ingredients. The lime, feta, and chili perfectly match the super sweetness of local summer corn. If you are one of the people who hates cilantro, substitute parsley for the cilantro, lemon for the lime, and red pepper flakes for the chili powder for more of an Italian take.

If taking on a picnic, make ahead and store in one layer in a tupperware container in the fridge. Crostini and other one bite dishes are perfect for picnics, easy and delicious!

Mexican Grilled Corn and Feta Crostini

by Healthy Way To Cook

Keywords: grill appetizer vegetarian corn


Ingredients (2 servings)

  • 2 ears corn, shucked
  • 1 tbspablespoon vegetable oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 12 slices of organic ciabatta bread or organic french baguette
  • 1/2 garlic clove
  • 1/4 cup organic sour cream
  • 3 tbsp crumbled organic feta
  • Lime wedge
  • Cilantro leaves
  • Chili powder


Rub shucked ears of corn with vegetable oil, kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, then put on preheated grill, turning several times until kernels are slightly charred; remove and allow to cool.

Using a sharp knife, slice down each ear of corn removing kernels in wide strips.

Put bread on grill until golden brown, then rub with garlic clove, discarding clove when done.

In a small bowl, mix together the sour cream with feta.

Assemble by laying out toasted ciabatta bread, spreading even layer of feta mixture on each one, then topping with grilled corn. Squeeze lime juice lightly over each and garnish with cilantro leaves and a pinch of chili powder.

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