Corn is a classic 4th of July food. It’s sweet, salty, and oh so tasty! While most people settle for a classic corn on the cob, there are so many different ways to cook with corn!
With the 4th of July just around the corn-er, we found 15 corn recipes from the Food Monster App for you to make this holiday!
1. Grilled Corn With Avocado Crema
Source: Grilled Corn With Avocado Crema
This recipe for Grilled Corn With Avocado Crema by 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?
2. Creamy Vegan White Chili with Corn and Cannellini Beans
This Creamy Vegan White Chili with Corn and Cannellini Beans, by Dawn Hutchins from Florida Coastal Cooking & Wellness, is a smooth, rich, belly-filling white chili with just a touch of coconut milk instead of cream. You’ll never miss the dairy!
3. Corn on the Cob Salsa Stuffed Avocado
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 on the Cob Salsa Stuffed Avocado by Lisa Dawn Angerame 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.
4. Summer’s End Black Bean and Corn Macaroni Salad
This vegan take on the classic macaroni salad is perfect for picnics, the beach, lunch, dinner, you name it. This 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 Summer’s End Black Bean and Corn Macaroni Salad by Tara Binder if the thought of cooking in the hot weather makes you sweat.
5. Roasted Red Pepper Corn Tortillas
Homemade tortillas are fun to make and delicious to taste. They are really cheap to buy, but they are even cheaper to make. Once you try these fresh, homemade Roasted Red Pepper Corn Tortillas by Ashley Smyczek you will throw practical out the window and start mixing some dough!
6. Grilled Corn Salad With Jalapeno and Avocado
What’s fab about this Grilled Corn Salad With Jalapeno and Avocado by Gabrielle St. Claire is, everything! It’s quick, easy, affordable, packed with veggies, flavor, has texture, has heat, a little sweet, a lil smoky, is perf for any season, you can switch up the sauce base and use dairy free yogurt or sour cream, or omit altogether, it’s great for entertaining, amazing as a side dish or garnish on sandwiches or tacos, and is just an all around crowd pleaser!!
7. 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. This Aleppo Pepper Pan Seared Tofu With Confetti Corn and Roasted Potatoes by Lisa Dawn Angerame is sure to please everyone.
8. Curried Corn Soup
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This recipe for Curried Corn Soup by Mariko Sakata is quick and delicious. After you make it, serve it nice and warm and top with some cashew cream and chopped parsley. The creaminess and richness of this curried corn soup will make it a fall favorite!
9. Grilled Zucchini and Corn Quinoa Salad With Toasted Pepitas and Lemon Mint Dressing
This Grilled Zucchini and Corn Quinoa Salad With Toasted Pepitas and Lemon Mint Dressing by Viktoria Radichkova is loaded with grilled zucchini, corn and onions, bursts with sweet and citrus flavors, and fresh mint aroma. The roasting intensifies the sweetness of the onions and corn, which complement each other, and the slight charred flavors they get from the grill. The freshness of the lemon and mint cuts through, and brightens the overall flavors. And for substance there is cooked quinoa and salty, crunchy, toasted pepitas. It’s not only quite delicious, but filling and satisfying too. It keeps well in the fridge, and you can just freshen it up with more lemon juice and mint the next day.
10. Instant Pot Corn Chowder
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11. Cornbread Muffins
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Whole-food, plant-based cornbread muffins made with whole grains and no oil or added sugar. These Cornbread Muffins by Natalie Martin MS, RD and Lexie Staten MS, RD are a perfect match for chili, soup and stew.
12. Steamed Sweet Corn Cake
Source: Steamed Sweet Corn Cake
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 recipe for Steamed Sweet Corn Cake by Daphne Goh is also soy free, egg free, nut free and refined sugar free!
13. Mexican Black Bean Soup With Sweet Corn, Tortilla Chips, and Avocado Cream
This black bean soup is richly infused with sweet tomatoes, spicy chili, tangy lime juice, and fragrant coriander for an authentic Mexican flavor. It’s a perfectly balanced soup, topped with avocado cream and crispy baked tortilla chips, which makes for a hearty and healthy every-day meal. Cassidy Payne‘s Mexican Black Bean Soup With Sweet Corn, Tortilla Chips, and Avocado Cream is delicious!
14. Crispy Cornmeal Pancakes With Blueberry Sauce
These pancakes aren’t your typical diner pancakes since they are vegan, gluten-free, lightly sweetened, and crispy from the addition of cornmeal. They are, what I imagine, a Southern grandma makes on a Sunday morning. The blueberry sauce is simple, quick, and pairs well with the corn flavor of the pancakes. You will love these Crispy Cornmeal Pancakes With Blueberry Sauce by Jessica DeMarra!
15. Chickpea Corn Salad
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With these corn dishes, you’ll definitely make a good impression at your barbecue! If you liked these, make sure to also check out the recipes for Cheesy Corn and Smashed Avocado Quesadillas, Coconut Creamed Corn, and Vegan Hot Corn Dip!
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