15 Fresh and Summery Recipes Using Corn That You Will Love

Growing up in Illinois we always looked forward to spring and summer when corn on the cob was in season because it is the sweetest and juiciest I’ve ever had. Great on it’s own but great in so many different types of recipes.

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Screen Shot 2014-05-20 at 5.13.03 PMMom on TimeoutFish Tacos with a Roasted Corn Salsa

Weeknight-Fish-Tacos-with-Roasted-Corn-Salsa-recipeThese fish tacos are such a must try recipe. Filled with extra veggies and a creamy avocado sauce that your entire family will be asking for again and again. She uses frozen fish to make it easier. Of course feel free to use any fish you would like and be sure to get fresh corn so you get your 20% back. All her kids love it and she stated ask for it all the time now. They have no idea what makes it so good is all the added veggies ;-). Using fish over beef is always a plus including the kids actually enjoying the fact there are extra veggies on their tacos.

Mom on TimeoutCreamy Parmesan Corn Chowder

Parmesan Corn ChowderA summer chowder that is filled with awesome flavors and freshness. Not to mention it includes some salty bacon. This is a great start to any meal and filling enough to be a meal.

 Stockpiling MomsCorn Casserole

Corn-CasseroleOur author stated she got this recipe from Paula Deene and we all know Paula knows how to put together some great southern food. This recipe will not disappoint. Great all year around an also a great holiday side dish that is so easy to make. It would also be a great potluck dish to bring to a party.

Stockpiling MomsCrockpot Cheesy Chicken & Rice

Crockpot-Cheesy-Chicken-RiceCheese, chicken, corn and rice all thrown together in the crockpot sounds tasty to me. Hearty and flavorful is how I would describe this dish. Add some color and serve it up with some buttery peas or broccoli.

Culinary.netSweet Corn and Ricotta Fritters

cornfrittersA lovely recipe that combines corn and ricotta cheese. As you know ricotta can be used for sweet or savory. Here the sweet and savory come together in an easy to make fritter. These are such a perfect snack served up with light sour cream. You can spice up your sour cream with chilli powder, cayenne and cilantro. Or make a fat free yogurt dip using fresh herbs. Endless ways to gourmet up this dish yet it’s prefect the way it is.

So Very BlessedSweet Corn Pasta

Sweet Corn PastaSo far in my culinary experience I have not included corn in any of my pasta recipes. Not only is this a very flavorful dish it is light and good for you. My daughter will always eat pasta no matter how picky she’s feeling that day and doesn’t notice the difference between regular pasta and whole wheat. I can’t wait to try this one out and feel good about eating it and serving it to my family.

So Very BlessedSonoran Hamburger

Sonora HamburgerWhat a delicious looking burger! The recipe came from an Arizona staple called Sonoran hot dogs. Well, if you don’t like hot dogs or want to change it up the burger is the best way to go. These burgers are filled with Southwest flavors including enchilada spices, jalapenos, fresh tomato and bacon. Yumm.. Yumm…

lemon tree dwellingCreamy Jalapeno Corn Dip

Creamy-Jalapeno-Corn-Dip-5I’m totally making this for the next barbeque or party I’m invited. Again like many others in this recipe post it is filled with fresh and summery flavors. This is creamy yet filled with veggies and actually very light. To control the intensity of the jalapenos always remove the seeds and stems and taste, taste and taste again before adding all of them. Some peppers can be hotter than others!

From Brazil to YouGrilled Corn on the Cob with Jalapeno-Lime Aioli and Parmesan Cheese

Grilled-Corn-with-Jalapeno-Lime-Aioli-and-Parmesan-Cheese2Now these look and sound absolutely amazing! A nice mix of spicy and sweet. If you have guests or kids that can’t do spicy make a few with and without the spice. The addition of a jalapeno-lime aioli just makes my mouth water. Great summer recipe for sure and will go along with any masterpiece you want to serve it up with.

The 36th AvenueChicken Chilli with Black Beans and Corn

Chicken Chilli with black beans and cornChilli is one of those go to dishes that not only is easy to throw together but is never out of season. Most people think of a hot bowl of chilli on a cold winter night but lighten it up with some chicken and fresh sweet corn and this is also perfect for spring or summer.

Proud Italian CookSummer Veggie Salad with Grilled Corn

Summer SaladThis salad is filled with fresh ribbons of zucchini, yellow squash, peppers, grilled corn, goat cheese and hazelnuts along with mixed greens. It can’t get any fresher than this. A good tip is to put the corn in the microwave and then on the grill for a few minutes just to get that nice char on the outside. To get those beautiful ribbons use a vegetable peeler. Such a beautiful dish as well with vibrant colors!

What’s Gaby CookingSpicy Corn Salsa

Spicy-Corn-SalsaI absolutely hate salsa that comes out of a jar yet I love fresh salsa and tortilla chips. So I’m always looking for new salsa recipes and here is a really good one. Sweet and spicy and so fresh with great textures all in one! Salsa is one of the easiest things to make with this one being no exception.

Flourishing FoodieGrilled Corn, Black Beans and Quinoa with Cilantro Lime Dressing

Grilled Corn, black beans and QuinoaGorgeous Southwest flavors along with smokiness from grilling both the corn and poblano peppers is one way to describe this lovely dish. And just an FYI if you have never used poblano peppers they are not very spicy at all. Always taste before you put all of them in to manage the heat level. They do have a little kick.

Sprouted KitchenCorn and Goat Cheese Pizza

Corn and Goat Cheese PizzaAnother wonderful way to change up an old favorite. Love, love, love goat cheese and whenever I see a recipe that includes it I have to check it out. To sum this recipe up it is light, fresh, tangy and tasty! I would grill both the corn and pizza to make it extra summery! 

Sweet Designs A Blog by Amy AtlasFresh Sweet Corn Custard

Fresh Sweet Corn CustardI had to find a wonderful dessert that used corn. Fresh corn made into a custard? I thought a little strange at first yet corn is so sweet and mixed with rich cream it has to be out of this world. Though the author states she makes this at the end of the summer I think it’s an amazing dish to serve all summer long. Top with blueberries as shown or whatever fresh fruit you like. Love it!

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