20 Sweet Corn Recipes | foodiecrush.com

20 Corn Recipes foodiecrush.com

From appetizers and salads to sides and mains, these 20 fresh corn recipes are a sweet way to put peak-season corn to great use.

20 Corn Recipes foodiecrush.com

Summer produce, with its drippy peaches, ruby red tomatoes, and tender, ever versatile zucchini is a thing of magic that is totally unparalleled. And fresh corn is a summer gem that may be the queen of the crop. During the cooler months, I’ll make creamed corn or crockpot corn chowder with frozen corn, but when August and September roll around and corn is at its peak, I can’t get enough of those fresh ears. If you feel the same, then you’ll love this roundup of 20 fresh corn recipes, which has something for everyone.

Appetizers & Soups

From fritters and dips to soups, these corn appetizers have something for everyone.

Chilled Corn and Crab Soup from foodiecrush.com on foodiecrush.com

from FoodieCrush

Sweet corn kernels and fresh snow crab meat make this simple chilled soup a summer-time staple that’s made with almondmilk for a lightened-up, creamy slurp that takes only 30 minutes to prepare.

Corn Cakes from spoonforkbacon.com on foodiecrush.com

from Spoon Fork Bacon

These cheesy, buttery jalapeño cakes are studded with fresh corn, drizzled with honey, and topped with chives and queso fresco for an insanely delicious app or side to any meal.

Mexican Corn Dip from foodiecrush.com on foodiecrush.com

from FoodieCrush

Whether it’s served melty hot or crunchy cold, this easy Mexican corn dip made with roasted green chiles, mayonnaise, cotija cheese, and chile powder will seriously have you considering the double chip dip.

Summer Corn Chowder from oliveandmango.com on foodiecrush.com

from Olive and Mango

This creamy chowder is made with peak-season corn and zucchini, as well as bacon, potatoes and a base of carrots, celery, onions, thyme, and garlic. Bonus? It’s super creamy and satisfying but is made with milk!

Elote Queso from pinchofyum.com on foodiecrush.com

from Pinch of Yum

This cheesy, one-skillet app features a creamy, melty queso, charred roasted corn, fresh jalapeño and garlic, cilantro and chili powder for a dip you won’t be able to stop eating.

Corn Salads and Sides

From easy potluck side dishes to the best grilled corn on the cob, these corn salads and sides are ones you’ll want to make all summer long.

BLT Corn Salad recipe from foodiecrush.com on foodiecrush.com

from FoodieCrush

This simple corn salad gets a BLT flavor upgrade with sweet cherry tomatoes, peppery arugula, salty bacon, and tender basil for a great summer salad side dish.

Blueberry Corn Feta Salad from reciperunner.com on foodiecrush.com

from Recipe Runner

This salad is bursting with bites of summer corn, sweet-tart blueberries, fresh basil, and salty feta, and is tossed in a honey lime dressing. It’s perfect as a light side, but you could easily add grilled chicken or salmon and make it a meal.

Grilled Corn Salad with Tomato and Avocado from foodiecrush.com on foodiecrush.com

from FoodieCrush

When fresh corn and tomatoes are at their summer best, this easy salad with creamy avocados that’s simply dressed with a hint of Mexican jalapeño, lime juice, and garlic, is a healthy recipe that’s sure to become the star side dish of every potluck and barbecue you make it for.

Mexican Corn Pasta Salad from foodiecrush.com on foodiecrush.com

from FoodieCrush

This creamy Mexican corn pasta salad is inspired by the popular Mexican grilled corn street food and one of my favorite dips. It’s the perfect side dish to enjoy for a cookout or outdoor lunch and can be enjoyed warm, at room temperature, or chilled.

Zucchini Corn Fritters with Lemon Basil Aioli from howsweeteats.com on foodiecrush.com

from How Sweet Eats

These crispy, crunchy fritters are filled with fresh zucchini and summer corn, fried until golden, and served with a lemon basil aioli for dipping.

Grilled Corn with Spicy Buffalo Butter from foodiecrush.com on foodiecrush.com

Easy grilled summer corn gets a kick in the tastebuds with a slathering of yummy buffalo sauce and blue cheese-spiked compound butter.

Zucchini and Fresh Corn Salad from foodiecrush.com on foodiecrush.com

from FoodieCrush

This raw zucchini and corn salad gets its spunk from a garlicky-lemon basil vinaigrette that lightly marinates the thin squash peels and freshly shucked corn kernels.


From a summer spin on pasta carbonara to the yummiest pizzas, corn deserves to be the main event.

from The Candid Appetite

Classic carbonara gets a summer makeover with fresh corn and tomatoes, and dare I say this might be even better than the original?

Balsamic Steak Gorgonzola Salad with Grilled Corn from aberdeenskitchen.com on foodiecrush.com

from Aberdeen’s Kitchen

This colorful and hearty salad with marinated grilled steak and grilled corn, tomatoes, red onion, gorgonzola cheese crumbles, gremolata, and balsamic vinaigrette is full of amazing flavor and comes together in just 20 minutes.

Charred Corn with Rosemary Grilled Pizza from foodiecrush.com on foodiecrush.com

from FoodieCrush

Sweet grilled corn, fresh rosemary, mozzarella and gorgonzola mingle together on an easy homemade pizza dough that’s grilled for maximum flavor and a perfect char.

Grilled Swordfish Steaks with Herbed Corn Salad from brooklynsupper.com on foodiecrush.com

from Brooklyn Supper

These grilled swordfish steaks are served with an herbaceous corn salad made for with sweet corn, lime juice, cilantro, and green onions, for an easy, healthy, and fresh summer dinner.

Summer Corn Pasta from foodsofjane.com on foodiecrush.com

from Foods of Jane

This creamy pasta dish features tangles of mafaldine pasta, fresh kernels of summer corn, cream, lemon, garlic, basil, and Parmesan.

Scallops with Corn and Tomatoes from skinnytaste.com on foodiecrush.com

from SkinnyTaste

These pan-seared scallops with sweet summer corn and tomatoes and creamy with Boursin cheese is such a delicious marriage of flavors, and all you need is 6 ingredients to make it.

Grilled Peach Pizza with Corn and Chili Garlic Sauce from howsweeteats.com on foodiecrush.com

from How Sweet Eats

Wish fresh corn and grilled peaches, this yummy pizza is a total celebration of summer. It also features fresh mozzarella, basil, and chili garlic sauce.

Pistachio Pesto Pasta with Grilled Corn, Zucchini, and Pecorino from abeautifulplate.com on foodiecrush.com

from A Beautiful Plate

This vegetarian pasta is tossed with pistachio pesto, grilled zucchini, corn, and salty pecorino, for a colorful and summery dish that can be served warm, cold, or at room temperature.

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20 Corn Recipes | Grilled Corn Salad with Tomato and Avocado

This easy summer salad goes with any protein. Use any leftovers in tacos, on crisp romaine lettuce for salads or toss with pasta for a fresh pasta lunch.

Course Salad

Cuisine American

Keyword grilled corn salad

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 20 minutes

Total Time 30 minutes

Servings 6

Calories 328kcal


  • 4 ears sweet corn
  • 1 garlic clove , pressed or minced
  • 1 jalapeño , seeds and ribs removed, then minced
  • Kosher salt
  • Zest and juice of 2 limes
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 ripe avocados , halved, pitted, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 6 scallions , thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh cilatnro leaves
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  • Preheat the grill to medium heat.

  • Put the corn, still in its husks, on the grill, cover, and cook for 20 minutes rotating the corn cobs every 5 minutes or so.

  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, mix to combine the garlic, jalapeño, and a large pinch of kosher salt. Add the lime zest, lime juice, and olive oil and whisk to combine. Add the avocado, tomatoes, scallions, and cilantro and toss gently to combine.

  • Remove the corn from the grill. When cool enough to handle, peel back the silk, and slice the kernels off the cobs directly into the bowl with a knife. Toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper.


Calories: 328kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 20g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 19mg | Potassium: 589mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 566IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg

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