It’s that time of year… corn season! From May to September, fresh corn can be found nationwide in your local farmer’s markets. Why not go beyond your basic buttered ear? Today we are presenting 25 corn recipes from GypsyPlate and around the internet.
This amazing plant has become such a big part of our diets, that many people don’t know just how often they are eating corn. In fact, it’s estimated that 75% of processed foods contain corn products. But today we’re focusing on fresh corn, with a few corn meal and popcorn recipes at the end.
So cook your way through this list, and enjoy that bountiful crop!
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Fresh Corn Recipes
Sufferin’ succotash! This classic American side dish goes back centuries. The main ingredients are corn kernels and lima beans, but regional variations include other vegetables and meats such as bacon or corned beef.
2. Elote (Mexican Street Corn)
Elote is a common street food in Mexico. Whole ears of corn are grilled and slathered with cheese and tasty spices.
3. Mexican Street Corn Dip
If you’re looking for a great new party appetizer, this Mexican Street Corn Dip is the answer. All the flavors you love in Elote smothered in a creamy sauce.
4. Masala Street Corn
If you love grilled corn, this Indian version is a must try. It’s loaded with ghee, lime, garam masala powder and other great seasonings.
5. Avocado Corn Salad
Corn salads are a summertime classic. This avocado corn salad beautifully combines the crispness of corn, the creaminess of avocado, and the freshness of juicy cherry tomatoes.
6. Black Bean Corn Salad
Another great salad combo is corn and black beans. This Mexican inspired recipe is enhanced by a tangy cilantro lime dressing.
7. Homemade Corn Chowder
This easy corn chowder is a great use for leftover corn. It makes a great lunch, but is hearty enough to serve as a main alongside some crusty bread and a salad.
8. Chicken Corn Chowder
If you’re looking for a little more protein in your soup, try this chicken corn chowder. It takes all the goodness of the basic recipe and bulks it up with chunks of tender chicken.
9. Corn Fritters
Anything fried has to taste good, right? These corn fritters consist of bites sized morsels of fried dough loaded with tender corn kernels. Yum!
10. Pastel de Choclo
This Pastel de Choclo is one of my favorite corn recipes. It’s a delicious savory corn casserole from Chile filled with perfectly seasoned ground beef and an array of other ingredients. Though there are a lot of different flavors in this recipe, the corn topping is the star!
This Kenyan corn and bean soup is a tasty and nutritious meal in a bowl. It only takes about 15 minutes of hands on time, then simmers on it’s own to perfection.
12. Corn Salsa
If you’re looking to add some freshness to your Mexican night, this quick and easy corn salsa makes the perfect topper for tacos and burrito bowls.
13. Corn Pudding
This corn pudding is like a moister, softer version of cornbread and is loaded with tender kernels. If this one hasn’t found it’s way to your holiday spread yet, you’re missing out!
14. Creamed Corn
Another holiday classic, this decadent creamed corn is a great side dish any time of year. Skip the canned stuff, this is so much better and takes under 15 minutes.
15. Ham & Corn Mini Quiches
These tasty little quiches only take about 5 minutes of hands on time and your oven does the rest. They’re a great make ahead option for easy lunches or snacks.
16. Corn Chaat
This tasty and easy Indian recipe features corn kernels mixed with butter and tasty seasonings. It can be served as a snack or a salad.
17. Tomato and Corn Pie
This recipe features two summertime favorites: corn and fresh tomatoes. Add in some herbs and plenty of cheese and you have one delicious side dish!
18. Baby Corn Manchurian
Who says corn has to be fully grown? This Indo-Chinese recipes features deep fried baby corns tossed in a perfectly seasoned sauce.
19. Bacon Cheddar Jalapeño Cornbread
This is cornbread taken to the next level, and then some. Bacon, cheddar and jalapenõs… what a combination!
20. Homemade Tortillas
Sometimes a few extra minutes to make something homemade is worth the effort, and these tortillas are no exception. They only take three ingredients and you’ll be amazed how easy they are.
Another classic Mexican corn recipe, these tamales are super versatile in their fillings and toppings. They’re also a lot easier than you would expect!
22. Cornbread Waffles
Give your cornbread some serious CRUNCH with this savory waffle recipe. Add a few toppings and your have a great complete meal.
Who doesn’t love a corndog every now and then? These carnival favorites are actually quite easy to make, and are sooo much better homemade.
24. Perfect Homemade Popcorn
Make your favorite movie night snacker just right with this recipe. Includes basic stovetop directions, as well as microwave and instant pot methods!
25. Caramel Corn
If your tooth leans more sweet than savory, this caramel corn recipe is your new best friend. It’s an easy make ahead snack that will make you want to just keep munching.
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- 6 ears of fresh corn, shucked
- 1 Tbsp salt
- Place corn in a large pot or dutch oven. Fill with enough water to cover corn and add in salt.
- Put pot over high heat. Bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat to medium, cover and cook 15 minutes.
- Remove ears of corn from water with tongs.
Nutrition InformationYield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 76Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 0mgSodium 1164mgCarbohydrates 17gFiber 2gSugar 4gProtein 3g
Nutrition information calculated by Nutritionix.
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