blue corn


Definition of blue corn

: corn that has bluish kernels used to make flour and is grown especially in the southwestern U.S.

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Using red or blue corn, both of which have more nutrition than the white and yellow varieties, the organic popcorn is flavored with Sicilian sea salt, l0-month-old aged Parmesan and clarified butter. Kavita Daswani,, "4 ideas for guilt-free summer snacking," 7 July 2018 Other unique menu offerings include the hot ice cream sandwich that comprises ice cream placed between two warm slices of pound cake, and cones from The Konery, with flavors such as black vanilla, green matcha and blue corn. Austen Erblat,, "Hot ice cream sandwich on Proper’s menu in Delray," 26 June 2018 The tacos are simple: sliced avocado on a blue corn tortilla pressed with hoja santa, a large herby leaf considered sacred in Mesoamerican mythology. Hilary Cadigan, Bon Appetit, "In a Land of Tortilla Factories, Enrique Olvera’s New Tortilleria Is Doing It Old School," 20 June 2018 Puesto is known for its Mexico City-inspired fare, including Instagram-friendly blue corn tortillas. Justin Phillips, San Francisco Chronicle, "Here’s what an $8 million Bay Area restaurant looks like," 18 May 2018 The new menu features blue corn tortillas made in-house (and sold to take away) for the fairly standard lineup of tacos, enchiladas and so forth. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "Inventive Indian Fare Arrives in the Theater District," 15 May 2018 At the La Margarita stand, expect chorizo tacos with creamed corn, poblano aioli, queso fresco, cilantro and onion in blue corn tortillas. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "Sun King distillery's food hall in Carmel puts the brewery's Hot Pockets days behind it," 8 May 2018 The blue corn tamale bursting with squash, corn, tomato and cheese is a favorite. Roger Naylor, azcentral, "Arizona's best Mexican restaurants: Tacos and more from Flagstaff to Tucson to Yuma," 1 May 2018 It is comprised of House fried blue corn tortilla chips with golden cheese sauce, sour cream and fresh Pico de Gallo. Chris Chavez,, "The Best New MLB Ballpark Food for Opening Day 2018," 26 Mar. 2018

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1722, in the meaning defined above

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