The perfect summer side: corn! Whether it’s fresh corn on the cob, corn salad, fritters, cornbread, or more, corn makes a great dish to serve for your Memorial Day gathering. All of your guests will be thrilled when they dig into one of these 15 delicious summery corn recipes from our Food Monster App!
1. Spicy Sweetcorn and Onion Fritters
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These crispy Spicy Sweetcorn and Onion Fritters from Holly Jade are the perfect lunch! Typically, fritters are a batter deep-fried with bread crumbs, but this recipe gives you all the flavors without the deep-frying! Sweetcorn, coriander, and onion are mixed together into a batter and the center of each fritter has an onion ring that is not only delicious, but it also keeps the fritters together while they cook. Chili flakes give these a little kick while the dairy-free yogurt sauce balances it all out.
2. Summer’s End Black Bean and Corn Macaroni Salad
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This vegan take on the classic macaroni salad is perfect for picnics, the beach, lunch, dinner, you name it. This Summer’s End Black Bean and Corn Macaroni Salad from Tara Binder is better than your favorite deli macaroni salad with the addition of some serious flavor and of course healthy ingredients to make you feel better about eating pasta. Whip up this recipe if the thought of cooking in the hot weather makes you sweat.
3. Grilled Street Corn With Aji Amarillo Queso
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Grilled Street Corn With Aji Amarillo Queso from Rachel Carr – a summer favorite with a latin twist! Grilled summer corn on the cob with spicy cashew queso and hazelnut parmesan. This recipe is perfect with a fresh tomato and herb salad and maybe some BBQ mushrooms!
4. Spring Pea and Sweet Corn Veggie Burger
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These Spring Pea and Sweet Corn Veggie Burgers from Kerry McIntyre may be called “spring” burgers, but frozen vegetables are in season all year round, so no worries — you’ll be able to enjoy these no matter what time of year it is. Sweet peas, corn, and fava beans are blended with fresh herbs, formed into patties, and fried on both sides until the outside is crispy. They’re easy to make, so there’s no stress over making a big batch for a cookout!
5. Roasted Corn and Avocado Salad
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6. Aleppo Pepper Pan Seared Tofu With Confetti Corn and Roasted Potatoes
This spice of Aleppo Pepper is bright and fruity but mildly spicy and it works really well in a lot of dishes. It adds just the right amount of flavor and heat, and this basic citrus tofu is the perfect place to start. Paired with fun confetti corn and roasted potatoes, this Aleppo Pepper Pan Seared Tofu With Confetti Corn and Roasted Potatoes from Lisa Dawn Angerame is a blue plate special sure to please everyone.
7. Steamed Sweet Corn Cake
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Kuihs or Kuehs are an extensive selection of fine, multi-colored and flavorsome cakes or sweets that are distinctively Nyonya cuisine. They are normally steamed and occasionally fried or baked. They can be eaten during breakfast, as an afternoon snack or as a dessert. This is a modern variation of Nyonya kuih that is full of flavor. This Steamed Sweet Corn Cake recipe from Daphne Goh is also soy free, egg free, nut free and refined sugar free!
8. Easy Corn Salad With Sriracha and Lime
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With a prep time under 15 minutes, this Easy Corn Salad With Sriracha and Lime from Adam Merrin and Ryan Alvarez lives up to its name. You simply husk the corn, simmer it briefly which brings out the natural sweetness, then toss all the vegetables in a bowl with the lively dressing. That’s it! You can enjoy the salad right away, or keep it in the fridge until ready to serve, allowing the flavors to blend together as it chills. Because you can make it ahead of time, this salad is perfect to take to all your summer parties, barbecues, and anywhere else where a vibrant salad would be welcome!
9. Zucchini Garlic Cakes With Corn Salsa, Smoky Tomato Sauce and Pumpkin Seeds
In this recipe for Zucchini Garlic Cakes With Corn Salsa, Smoky Tomato Sauce and Pumpkin Seeds from Rawsome Superfoods by Emily von Euw, zucchini is used as a base for savory cakes, which pair wonderfully with a tangy salad and sauce. Spinach is a great source of iron, vitamin K and carotenoids (vitamin A), which are necessary for blood health!
10. Corn on the Cob Salsa Stuffed Avocado
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In this Corn on the Cob Salsa Stuffed Avocado from Lisa Dawn Angerame, roasting brings out a deeper corny flavor and changes the texture just slightly. Roasted corn can be added to slaws and salads but we love to make this corn salsa with it. It’s chewy, sweet, spicy and tangy. You could serve it over the half shell (avocado, that is!) or you can dice the avocado and mix it in. Either way, it’s great in tacos, with rice, with potatoes, or chips.
11. Chickpea Corn Salad
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12. Grilled Corn With Avocado Crema
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This Grilled Corn With Avocado Crema recipe from Rachael Hutchings is brilliant because of its simplicity. You char the corn on the grill and while you’re doing that, whip up the silky-smooth avocado crema and then slather that all over you piping hot grilled ears of corn. The result is the ultimate warm weather dish – what says summer time like corn, avocados, and a grill?
13. Corn and Bell Pepper Fritters
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These colorful Corn and Bell Pepper Fritters from Buffy-Ellen Gill are so versatile; they can be made large to be served as an entrée with veggies on the side or as bite-sized morsels topped with cashew sour cream for an appetizer. Sweet corn and red bell pepper are the perfect base for spicy chili pepper and fresh basil, though if you don’t have basil, any fresh herb will do. These crispy fritters will win you (and anyone else who eats them) over.
14. Kohlrabi and Corn Salad
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Not sure what to do with fresh kohlrabi? This Kohlrabi and Corn Salad from Rachel Hanawalt is the perfect way to enjoy its mild flavor and signature crunch! This recipe takes a mild Tex-Mex twist with fresh green onions, garlic, and cilantro mixed together in an olive oil and red wine vinaigrette.
15. Buttery Cornbread Squares
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The buttery flavor in these Buttery Cornbread Squares from Renee Press is attained by using a combination of avocado oil (the butteriest!) and a small dollop of vegan mayo. Definitely, use fresh corn kernels if corn is in season but if not frozen will work fine (or leave them out entirely). This vegan and gluten-free dish is southern approved!
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