Here’s a potato-less side dish, just in time for your Fourth of July cookout. The recipe is adapted from one by Martha Hall Foose; hers is made with regular hominy and has 20 net grams of carbohydrate per cup; mine has 6.l grams.

Have a great day! 

Hominy Salad

1 can (29-ounces) Juanita’s or Teasdale’s Mexican-style hominy

2 cups chopped fresh tomatoes
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
 cup mayonnaise
¼ cup Greek-style, full-fat yogurt
½ cup chopped red bell pepper
4 green onions, chopped
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro or parsley
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon salt

Rinse and drain the hominy. Combine everything in a large bowl and toss. Chill for an hour and serve.

Recipe adapted from Martha Hall Foose’s book, “A Southerly Course.”

Makes 8 servings of 1 cup.

Net carbohydrate: 6.1 grams; Protein: 6.4 grams; Fat 11.2 grams; Fiber: 5.8 grams; Calories: 176


(c) 2011, Judy Barnes Baker

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Judy Barnes Baker

The working title for my first book was, “You’ll Never Know What You Are Missing.” It summed up my goal: to make eating for health synonymous with eating for pleasure. Once you discover the secret, you will find that the very best food for weight management, longevity, the treatment and prevention of disease, and over-all health and happiness is also the most sumptuous, satisfying, and indulgent way of eating the world has to offer. You are invited to the feast. Enjoy!
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12 years ago

Oh my God this looks so good and i`m sure that it is delicious too. I think it is not a very difficult recipe so i will give it a try, thanks a lot for sharing.

13 years ago

I love cheese and yogurt, your recipe looks healthy, and thanks for the sharing

Judy Barnes Baker
13 years ago

Hope you like it. This one has South Western flavors, but I want to try some other variations too.

I was thrilled when I first noticed the low carb count on a can of Mexican-style hominy. It is still a grain, so I don't eat a lot of it, but I like it as a special treat every once in a while.

13 years ago

I do miss hominy!!! Haven't had it in over a year. This recipe will definitely be making it's way to our table! Thanks 🙂