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31 Days of Delicious Summer Corn Recipes

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In Need of Fresh Corn Recipes for the Summer?

Summer corn season is in full swing. Suffice it to say we’re big fans. Sweet, crunchy and a cinch to make (just drop it in a pot of boiling water) corn is also surprisingly packed with nutrients. Did you know it’s a good source of vitamin C, magnesium, B vitamins, and carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin? That’s just one of the reasons we went hunting for the summer’s best corn recipes.

While summer corn really needs only a slather of butter to make our heart sing, we can’t help but count the many ways it can be enjoyed. Corn fritters? Corn salad? Corn chowder? Yes, yes and yes the list of our favorite corn recipes goes on and on! When buying corn, just make sure you buy organic. While most of the sweet corn planted in the U.S. is not genetically modified, some of it is. Buying organic is the best way to ensure you’re not eating GM corn and to avoid ingesting harmful pesticides.

Here Are 31 Corn Recipes To Ensure You Enjoy Corn All Month Long:

Corn Salads

Grilled Mexican Street Corn Salad from Flavor the Moments
Consider this dish elote in a bowl. Toss in some diced jalapeno to turn up the heat.

Corn Salad with Cilantro & Caramelized Onions from Food52
Sweet corn combines with pancetta and caramelized red onion. Need we say more?

Grilled Corn & Zucchini Salad with Sun-Dried Tomato Vinaigrette from Minimalist Baker
Throw in some roasted chickpeas to make this side an easy meal.

Summer Corn Salad from the Kitchn
Peas and carrots? How about corn and the tomatoes? You can’t go wrong with this pair especially when you add brightness from fresh mint and  crunch from toasted pine nuts.

Esquites (Mexican Corn Salad) from the Kitchn
This salad is the perfect balance of smoky, spicy, and tangy flavors. Serve it warm, chilled, or at room temperature.

Fresh Corn Salad from Eating Well
Fresh corn, bell pepper, and onion are a power trio.  Like, for real. Discover for yourself in only 5 minutes.

Herbed Sweet Corn and Tomato Salad from the Kitchn
You don’t really need a recipe for this classic salad. Just grab “whatever you have on hand and mix it up into something that tastes good to you.” You’re speaking our language.

Corn Salad with Hazelnuts, Pecorino and Mint from Epicurious
We would never have imagined pairing corn with hazelnuts, pecorino and orange-garlic dressing, but this just works.

Yellow Pepper and Corn Salad with Turmeric Dressing from Epicurious
Don’t worry about peeling the pepper skins, they add a touch of smokiness to this vibrant salad.

Grilled Corn

Garlic Butter Campfire Corn from Eating Well
If you’re camping (or even have a backyard fire going) there’s really no reason not to make this happen.

Grilled Corn with Sriracha Aioli from Minimalist Baker
Yes, you can make grilled corn even more delicious. Here’s how.

Cherry, Grilled Corn and Quinoa Salad with Arugula and Blue Cheese from Floating Kitchen
Meet your new summer salad staple – simple to prepare and satisfying. Score!

Mexican Grilled Corn On the Cob from Grandbaby Cakes
Elote or Mexican street corn is the ultimate. Cotija and crema? Come on! This version lightens up the classic with goat cheese.

Corn Sides

Skillet Zucchini Corn Bread from Flavor the Moments
Zucchini adds moisture making this cornbread a contender for the most moist and fluffy.

Corn Fritters with Tomato-Avocado Salsa from Cook Nourish Bliss
Corn fritters put is in our happy place. Use this recipe as a roadmap to join us there.

Caramelized Corn with Tomatoes and Bacon from the Kitchn
Never had caramelized corn? This recipe will make you wonder where it’s been all your life.

Summer Corn Pudding from Food52
Often made with canned creamed corn, using fresh corn takes this classic up a notch.

Street Corn Black Bean Guacamole from Flavor the Moments
Once you have this grown-up guacamole it might be hard to go back to eating it without corn and black beans.

Corn and Leek Saute from Inspiration Kitchen
Need an elegant side in a hurry? This is your dish.

Mexican Cornbread from Eating Well
Level up your cornbread recipe with green chiles and a sprinkle of cheddar.

Roasted Corn with Manchego & Lime from Epicurious
We’ll take any excuse for consuming copious amounts of manchego.

Corn Mains

Chilled Coconut Corn Soup from Epicurious
Sweet corn and lime juice combine for a fresh and bright vegan soup that’s both filling and refreshing.

Gnocchi with Squash & Sweet Corn from the Kitchn
Opt for pre-made gnocchi like this one for a lightning-fast, healthy and delicious summer dinner.

Chipotle-Coffee Steak Salad from Epicurious
The crunch and sweetness of fresh corn come in for the win in this flavorful salad.

Lobster and Corn Chowder from Eating Well
Chowder doesn’t have to be heavy. This one is flour free making for a silky soup that’s also gluten free.

Corn, Tomato and Black Bean Tostadas with Creamy Cilantro Dressing from the Kitchn
There’s no need to cook the kernels for this recipes. Leaving the corn raw gives this dish crunch and freshness.

Grilled Pizza with Prosciutto, Corn & Basil from Eating Well
If you want to know what summer tastes like in pizza form, this is it.

Southwest Grilled Salmon with Blueberry Corn Salsa from Recipe Runner
What’s that you say, blueberry and corn recipes sound cray? We beg to differ.

Cherry Tomato, Corn and Goat Cheese Pizza from the Kitchn
Sweet, tangy and tart sounds like a pizza win to us.

Potatoes, Beans and Corn in Lemon Brown Butter Sauce from the Kitchn
Suffering from farmer’s market gluttony? This recipe to the rescue. Throw in all the things you couldn’t say no to and toss with lemon brown butter for a winning dinner.

Corn Desserts

Vietnamese Sweet Corn Pudding from the Kitchn
Fresh corn meets chewy tapioca pearls and creamy coconut milk for a satisfying dessert. Best enjoyed chilled on a front porch at dusk.

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