Happy Cinco de Mayo! Even if your stuck indoors, you can still have a fabulous holiday. Try some of these sweet corn recipes to celebrate. They taste amazing and are fun to make. Sweet corn is great with all kinds of recipes. It adds the perfect touch of sweetness and a little crunch. Put it in salad, tacos, soup, and so much more! Sweet corn will really add that little something extra to your dish. It’s the perfect ingredient for your Cinco de Mayo celebration. So, try these sweet corn recipes out!
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1. Sweet Corn and Potato Mexican Salad
A gorgeously seasonal platter of tomatoes, sweet corn, roasted sweet potatoes, and caramelized onion, served atop quinoa and greens with an avocado kale dressing. You’ll love Amy Height‘s Sweet Corn and Potato Mexican Salad!
2. Sweet Corn Alfredo Sauce
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This Sweet Corn Alfredo Sauce by Kristina Humphreys is incredibly simple and healthy. It’s also free of the most common allergens and processed ingredients. Alfredo is usually made with butter, cream, and cheese. In this plant-based version, corn adds such a sweet and salty taste as well as a creamy texture. Just steam the corn and blend all of the ingredients for a luxurious, silky smooth sauce. You can use it as a pasta sauce, salad dressing, soup, or dip. This corn Alfredo sauce goes well with so many foods!
3. 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 by Daphne Goh is also soy-free, egg-free, nut-free, and refined sugar-free!
4. Spring Pea and Sweet Corn Veggie Burger
These 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. This Spring Pea and Sweet Corn Veggie Burger by Kerry McIntyre is easy to make, so there’s no stress over making a big batch whether it’s for a cookout or for weeknight meal planning.
5. Sweetcorn Sunrise Burgers
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Full of flavor and extra delicious, these golden pieces are a bomb of a treat and kids love them too. These Sweetcorn Sunrise Burgers by Mouthwatering Vegan (Miriam Sorrell) are wonderful served on a bed of rice, or in a wholemeal pita bread, with a crunchy green salad to complement it – and of course, some wonderful favorite vegan dressing.
6. No Churn Sweet Corn Ice Cream
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What do you do when you have an excess of beautiful, fresh local corn? You have a few options. You can make a bunch on the grill, in the oven, or boiled, eat what you can and cut up, save the rest for your lunches ahead or… YOU CAN MAKE ICE CREAM. Yes, you can. And you don’t need anything fancy except 4-5 ingredients including all that corn! No ice cream maker either. This No Churn Sweet Corn Ice Cream by Alison Marras is so delicious!
7. Spicy Sweetcorn and Onion Fritters
These vegan Spicy Sweetcorn and Onion Fritters by 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! The center of each fritter has an onion ring that is not only delicious, but also keeps the vegan fritters together while they cook. Sweetcorn, coriander, and onion are mixed together for the batter and chili flakes give these vegan corn fritters a little kick. Dairy-free yogurt sauce balances it all out for the perfect vegan fritter!
8. Creamy Corn Chowder
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You might think that this corn chowder is better served during the summer but with delicious frozen sweet corn, you can enjoy this Creamy Corn Chowder by Diane Smith any time of the year. So creamy and comforting, this vegan corn chowder is a crowd pleaser and taste flavor you’re gonna love!
9. Zucchini and Corn Veggie Burgers
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10. Chilled Sweet Corn Soup
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This light, refreshing Chilled Sweet Corn Soup by Annie McGee is the perfect palate cleanser, just in time for summer. Its versatile flavor allows it to be served as an intermezzo or as a small dessert. The soup will taste good if you overindulged on BBQ or potato salad-what-have-you at your next cookout.
11. Mini Sweet Corn and Strawberry Cake
This Mini Sweet Corn and Strawberry Cake by Annie McGee tastes a little like cornbread, but with a smoother texture. The sweetness comes from added sugar, of course, but also from corn milk, with is quite honeyed on its own. There are only two added tablespoons of oil, but if you want to make the cake a bit more decadent, you can soak the layers in full-fat coconut milk. Then it becomes almost like a tres leches cake, which, incidentally, I hated growing up, but obviously like now. The soaking is purely optional, as the cake is delicious either way.
12. Mexican Black Bean Soup With Sweet Corn, Tortilla Chips, and Avocado Cream
This Mexican Black Bean Soup With Sweet Corn, Tortilla Chips, and Avocado Cream by Cassidy Payne is richly infused with sweet tomatoes, spicy chili, tangy lime juice, and fragrant coriander for an authentic Mexican flavor. This perfectly balanced soup, topped with avocado cream and crispy baked tortilla chips, makes for a hearty and healthy everyday meal. Enjoy a big bowl of it on a chilly winter day — all those spices will keep you warm.
13. Fresh Summer Corn Chowder
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When people say “chowder,” they usually mean the creamy stuff with clams floating in it and a slick of briny oil on the surface…the kind of chowder that you can get in Boston. And when people say “corn chowder,” they usually mean a corny, creamier version of chowder, without the seafood. Instead of relying on cashew or another thickener to imitate cream, this vegan chowder uses the starchiness of the corn itself. When you purée fresh, sweet corn, it creates a thick, starchy, almost buttery liquid that tastes like pure gold. And to top it off, it makes the chowder luscious and satisfying without weighing down all the fresh ingredients. You have to try this delicious Fresh Summer Corn Chowder by Randle Browning!
14. Berry Ice Cream and Sweet Corn Sandwiches
These Berry Ice Cream and Sweet Corn Sandwiches by Michaell Johnson taste like they were stuffed with butter and sugar and ready to send me into a food coma. In many ways, grits have similar benefits as eating oatmeal, like an equal amount of Vitamin B-6, selenium, 5x more folate than oatmeal, and the amino acid leusine which gives your muscles energy before a workout. So before you write off corn, consider this ice cream sandwich as a great pre-workout snack!
15. Pepper, Onion, and Sweet Corn Open-Faced Sandwich With Smoked Almond Cheese
The flavors of this open-faced sandwich go together so well. Sweet corn and bell pepper both provide a hint of sweetness, while the red onion brings tanginess on top of smooth, creamy smoked almond cheese on crispy oven-toasted bread. Easy to make, this Pepper, Onion, and Sweet Corn Open-Faced Sandwich With Smoked Almond Cheese by Philipp Ertl is perfect for when you are looking for a comforting meal without too much hassle.
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