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Hominy and Poblano Pepper Sauté

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Total Time
20 min
10 min
10 min
Hominy is most often used as an ingredient in pozole. Here, it takes a starring role in a vegetable sauté that makes a unique, flavorful side dish.


Poblano chile

2 medium, cut into 1/2-inch dice (about 1 1/2 cups)

Uncooked onion(s)

1 medium, chopped

Minced garlic

2 tsp(s)

Ground cumin

½ tsp(s)

Table salt

½ tsp(s)

Canned hominy

15 oz, rinsed and drained


¼ cup(s)


cup(s), fresh, chopped

Fresh lime juice

1 tbsp(s)

Fresh lime(s)

½ medium, cut into 4 wedges

Olive oil

1 tsp(s)


  1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add poblanos and onions; sauté until almost tender, about 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in garlic, cumin and salt; reduce heat to low and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  3. Add hominy and water; increase heat to medium and cook, stirring often, to heat hominy and for flavors to blend, about 4 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in cilantro and lime juice. Serve with lime wedges. Yields about 3/4 cup per serving.


This dish packs a little heat from the poblanos. You can substitute more mild cubanelle peppers (Italian frying peppers) or bell peppers for the poblanos, if you prefer.