In North America, corn is in season all summer long and into the early fall. You can add its sweet flavor to a wide range of dishes, from main courses to desserts. Although corn syrup has earned a bad reputation as an added sugar, fresh sweet corn is full of vitamin A, vitamin B3 and fiber.
Below, you’ll find some of our favorite ways to enjoy this summer staple.
Simple spicesFresh corn on the cob can be so good that it doesn’t need any fixings, but simple spices can dress up this classic in seconds. Try a Mexican twist with chile powder and lime, or go for garlic powder, a bit of olive oil and a dash of salt.
If you’re feeling a bit more ambitious about your cobs, check out this recipe for the barbecue. The glaze has a sweet-and-spicy flavor that pairs perfectly with corn.
Healthy quinoa and sweet corn combine in this dish for a super healthy meal, which can be served hot or cold. Jaymi Heimbuch makes this recipe with cheese, but you can easily make it vegan by skipping the cheese or using a vegan substitute.
If you’re looking for a more traditional corn chowder recipe, our sister site Mother Nature Network has the goods. This recipe calls for cheddar cheese, but again could be made vegan by skipping this ingredient.
Avocado and corn are a hard-to-beat combination! These fritters from Amuse your Bouche take just 20 minutes to make, and are best enjoyed hot off the griddle or pan. Fritters can be served many ways: at brunch, paired with salsa for lunch or as a hot appetizer. This recipe calls for egg.Namely Marly combines the fresh flavors of corn, jalapeño, onion and cilantro. It was inspired by Chipotle’s corn salad, and is obviously good on burritos, salads or just with chips.
Many corn desserts use corn meal or corn flour, but this sweet treat from Your Southern Peach calls for fresh corn. If you’re looking for a vegetarian dish to bring to a summer pot luck, this one is sure to please. This recipe contains milk, butter and eggs.
Do you have a favorite summer corn recipe? Let us know in the comments!