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Roasted Elote Corn with Pepitas

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Food for the 4th of July

Influencer Diva Galan helps you bring the culinary fireworks to the table.

Local influencer and food allergy mom of two, Diva Galan, gives us her recipes for some colorful and delicious sides to accompany those hot dogs and hamburgers on the grill for this Fourth of July. The addition of chili and jalapeno to many of these recipes will guarantee that there will be extra flavor and excitement as you watch those fireworks go up. Consider jazzing up that corn on the cob or adding some spice to that margarita. For a delicious and healthy side, you can create a unique salsa using kiwis for a new twist to serve with your tortilla chips. To see more allergy-friendly options and recipes by Diva Galan, see her Instagram @foodallergydiva.

Roasted Elote Corn with Pepitas


  • 4-6 ears of corn, husked
  • 1/4 cup of vegan mayo
  • 1 tbsp of chili powder
  • 1/3 cup of cilantro, chopped
  • 1 lime, juiced and zested
  • 1/2 cup of parmesan, shredded (you may opt for dairy free)
  • 1/4 cup of chili lime pepitas, smashed
  • salt to taste


1. Pre-heat grill or set oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Allow to heat at desired temperature for 15 minutes.

2. Brush corn with oil then place on grill.

3. While corn is cooking, mix chili powder, lime, salt and mayo. 

4. After 10 minutes on the grill, corn should be ready to remove. 

5. Slather on mayo mixture on each corn.

6. Sprinkle the corn with cilantro, parmesan, and pepitas. Serve and enjoy!

Roasted Hatch Chile Margaritas


  • 2-3 hatch chile peppers, roasted 
  • 4 oz triple sec 
  • 4 oz anejo tequila 
  • 2 oz agave 
  • 2 oz lime juice 
  • Ice 
  • Optional: flavored salt for rim


1. Roast hatch chiles, remove seeds and set aside.

2. Using lime juice, wet rims of glasses and dip in flavored salt.

3. Muddle the lime juice with roasted hatch chiles.

4. Add ice and other ingredients into shaker. Shake vigorously and strain into glasses. 

Kiwi Salsa


  • 8 kiwis, diced (I used SunGold yellow kiwis) 
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeño, diced finely 
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped 
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp lime juice 


1. In a mixing bowl place all ingredients together.

2. Serve with tortilla chips of your choice!

  • Roasted Elote Corn with Pepitas
  • Roasted Hatch Chile Margaritas
  • Kiwi Salsa