Air Fried Hominy Snack

Prep time: 10 mins.
Cook time: 20 mins.
Good for: Snack
Serves: 8 (4 oz. / 115 g. serving size)


Are you craving a Mexican twist on corn nuts? Try @valerianatttt‘s Air-Fried Hominy Snack in 3 flavors: Pico de Gallo, Chili y Limón, and Elote! A quick and crunchy treat.


  • 25 oz. can of Juanita’s Mexican Style Hominy or Juanita’s White Hominy
  • Olive oil spray
  • Elote seasoning
  • Chile lime seasoning
For the pico de gallo:
  • Tomato, cubed
  • Onion, cubed
  • Lemon juice
  • Green chile – serrano pepper, chopped with seeds


  1. Drain the Hominy in a colander and give it a rinse. Break up any little nibs that are stuck together. Let the Hominy drain in the colander for a few minutes.
  2. Remove the tray from your air fryer basket, then add Hominy to the bottom of the basket to create a single layer. Close the air fryer and set it to 400℉ to dry the Hominy out.
  3. While the Hominy is air frying, combine cubed tomato, cubed onion, lemon juice, and green chile – serrano pepper slices to create Pico de Gallo. Set the Pico de Gallo aside; it will add a burst of flavor to one batch of your air-fried Hominy.
  4. Once the air fryer reaches temperature, drizzle the Hominy with oil and toss to coat. Close the air fryer and cook for 13-22 minutes, shaking 3-4 times, until the corn nuts sound hard and crunchy when you shake them in the basket.
  5. After air frying, divide the Hominy into three batches. Season each batch separately: One with Elote seasoning, one with the prepared Pico de Gallo, and one with Chile y Limón.

Recipe developed by:

Valeria Rangel

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