Hominy is a star ingredient with a plethora of tasty and satisfying Mexican dishes like the traditional posole. It’s essentially dried corn that has been soaked in a mineral lime bath to loosen the hulls and soften the kernels.
They have this distinct neutral flavor and chewy texture, making them a favorite quick fix for soups and stews!
If you’re a fan of hominy and already know about it, you probably notice them every time you visit a grocery store. But if you’re new to it, this must be the sign to make recipes with hominy at home!
From vegan pozole, salad, right down to cilantro and rice, here are some of the recipes using hominy that can make any of your meals extra special.
1. Vegan pozole
Whenever I think about Mexican hominy recipes, I can’t help but remember the comforting taste of pozole. It’s a traditional Mexican comfort dish filled with lots of umami flavor coming from key ingredients such as hominy and meat, then garnished with veggies and spices.
But this version of the pozole recipe is different from the traditional one; still, it tastes hearty and flavorful! The dish is also filled with pinto beans, hominy, tomatillos, and jalapeno that are quite ideal for vegan lovers.
If you don’t have pinto beans on hand, use your favorite ingredients such as chickpeas, cannellini, and black beans.
Here’s the recipe.
2. Flavor-bomb vegan snacking hominy
The vegan butter, red pepper flakes, lime, and scallion combine perfectly with hominy, while the lime juice provides a hint of sweet and tangy flavor to the overall dish.
Both canned hominy or those rehydrated dried ones work fine in this easy recipe. The idea of making this dish is just frying the hominy in vegan butter with other ingredients.
Quick tip: If your hominy is buttery in the end, I suggest to drain off those excess vegan butter.
Check out the recipe here.
3. Cajun hominy skillet
Though hominy is the star of the recipe, the special Cajun seasoning might steal the spotlight as it creates a burst of exciting flavor to the overall dish.
Get the recipe here.
4. Hominy au gratin casserole
This hominy au gratin casserole is a great way to make use of hominy in a recipe. It’s super creamy and easy to make too!
It would be best if you had a handful of ingredients to make the dish, such as butter, all-purpose flour, milk, pepper, onion powder, cheddar cheese (OMG!), pimentos, bacon bits, and of course…hominy.
Serve this over the weekend as a side with your favorite grilled burgers, trust me, the dish’s creamy taste is enough to convince everyone to grab some more!
Here’s the recipe.
5. Cherokee-style hominy
This hearty Cherokee-style hominy is one of the golden hominy recipes that I enjoy making. It’s simple and only requires three ingredients!
You heard it right! If you have a can of the golden hominy, bacon, and onion, then it’s perfect timing!
With its simplicity, you wouldn’t believe how delectable the recipe is.
Follow this recipe and start making one now.
6. Beef and hominy casserole
This beef and hominy casserole is a cheese lover’s ultimate dream. It’s a savory and comforting perfection for a chilly night.
The key ingredients, such as lean ground beef, onions, cheddar cheese, hominy, and tomatoes, create a unique blend of flavors you can’t resist. The chili powder also features a hint of spiciness to the dish, which I love.
Get the full details of the recipe here.
7. Blue cheese hominy
This blue cheese hominy recipe is a perfect side dish or comfort food that works well for any of your meals.
The hominy with butter-based sauce should then be transferred to the oven and bake at 350 degrees celsius for about 30 minutes.
Find full details of the recipe here.
8. Pinto bean and hominy salad
There are tons of canned hominy recipes out there that are easy and delicious, but this pinto bean and hominy salad have a special place in my heart.
I just love the powerful combo of pinto beans and hominy in this recipe. It creates a harmony that goes well with the remaining ingredients.
Quick tip: This salad tastes better if covered and chilled for at least an hour.
Here’s the recipe.
9. Black bean salad with hominy
Another hominy-based salad that’s worth trying and adding to your recipe box is the black bean salad.
The addition of jalapeño, feta cheese, and chipotle powder, and lime vinaigrette features earthiness and spice to the dish.
Find full details about this recipe here.
10. Hominy-Jalapeno cornbread
This hominy-jalapeno cornbread is probably the center of attraction at your next meal!
11. Hominy cakes
Hominy, panko breadcrumbs, provolone cheese, and spices make this cake insanely tasty.
If you’re looking for a cake recipe for your next Thanksgiving party, then these hominy cakes are the ones you’re looking for.
Quick tip: The cakes are delicious when you serve them warm.
Find the recipe here.
When it comes to easy hominy recipes, I always opt for this Brazilian hominy pudding or Canjica! The ingredients are easy to find too! All you need is hominy, whole milk, coconut milk, condensed milk, shredded coconut, and cinnamon!
Add a few crushed peanuts at the end of the preparation if you want some crunch to the pudding.
Check out the recipe here.
13. Cilantro and rice with hominy
This cilantro rice is buttery and scrumptious enough to pair with your favorite grilled meats, especially a steak or pork tenderloin.
Plus, it’s cooked in a rice cooker, so it’s a prep-and-go dish! You can even make them ahead or freeze the rice if you make a large batch.
Just be sure you add the cilantro before the serving as it turns dark if added too early.
Quick tip: No rice cooker? No worries! You can create this recipe using an instant pot or on top of the stove.
If you love everything about cilantro, then you’re bound to love our version of cilantro lime rice.
Find full details here.
The bottom line
Whether it’s dried, cooked, or canned, adding hominy to the recipe is sure to bring a huge difference to the overall flavor of any dish. Its unique, neutral taste, and chewy texture make this vegetable flexible and complement other ingredients and spices.
If you’re not into hominy, then this must be the right place to start. From Vegan pozole right down to cilantro rice, these hominy recipes are sure to delight your taste buds!
Are you familiar with hominy? If you know some recipes, feel free to share them in the comments.
- Vegan pozole
- Flavor-bomb vegan snacking hominy
- Cajun hominy skillet
- Hominy au gratin casserole
- Cherokee-style hominy
- Beef and hominy casserole
- Blue cheese hominy
- Pinto bean and hominy salad
- Black bean salad with hominy
- Hominy-Jalapeno cornbread
- Hominy cakes
- Cilantro and rice with hominy
- Pick those hominy recipes to try
- Tell us your favorites among the list