With summer weather rolling in, corn should take center stage in your gatherings. It is a versatile ingredient that can add natural sweetness or texture to your summer dishes. Explore these fun recipes for summer using corn to elevate your summer cooking!
1. Oven Roasted Corn
This Oven Roasted Corn is the best way to make summer corn. Very little prep time is needed; it always comes out perfect, tender, and flavorful. Plus, it’s the easiest way to make corn on the cob for large parties. Get the Oven Roasted Corn recipe here.
2. Gluten Free Corn Casserole
You don't have to give up classic comfort food because you are gluten-free. This Gluten Free Corn Casserole is a simple side dish that will be a hit on your table, and no one will know it's gluten-free. Get the Gluten Free Corn Casserole recipe here.
3. Late Summer Quinoa Grain Bowl
4. Bean Nachos
Kids will love these Fresh Corn and Bean Nachos for dinner or an after-school snack. Loaded with fresh summer corn, kidney beans, jalapenos, and cheese. They are impossible to resist. Get the Bean Nachos recipe here.
5. Creamy Chicken and Corn Soup with Bacon
This Creamy Chicken and Corn Soup with Bacon is loaded with fresh vegetables and crisp bacon. Cooking the vegetables in a little bacon fat gives them extra pop. Get the Creamy Chicken and Corn Soup with Bacon recipe here.
6. Grilled Steak Tacos
Grilled Steak Tacos with Cucumber and Corn Salsa are the perfect summer dinner. The spicy skirt steak is topped with the freshest cucumber and grilled corn salsa. Get the Grilled Steak Tacos recipe here.
7. Instant Pot Taco Soup
This Gluten Free Instant Pot Taco Soup is packed with kidney beans, corn, and fire-roasted tomatoes. Make a double batch and have soup to fill your belly all week! Get the Instant Pot Taco Soup recipe here.
8. Southwest Stuffed Poblano Peppers
Add some spice to your life with these Stuffed Poblano Peppers! These stuffed poblanos are filled with a flavorful southwest ground turkey, rice filling, and plenty of melted cheese. They make a great gluten-free dinner or appetizer and can be made entirely in advance! Get the Southwest Stuffed Poblano Peppers recipe here.
9. Vegan Elote
There is nothing better than street food, and this vegan elote, AKA Mexican street corn, is a must-try. The amazing combination of creamy Mexican crema, chili powder, fresh lime juice, and vegan cheese is like a fiesta in your mouth! Get the Vegan Elote recipe here.
10. Vegetarian Black Bean and Corn Enchiladas
These super easy vegetarian enchiladas are filled with a simple, lightly spiced creamy mixture of black beans, corn, and cream cheese. They're topped with a delicious red sauce and melty, bubbly cheese. They come together in 30 minutes for a great weeknight dinner for the family! Get the Vegetarian Black Bean and Corn Enchiladas recipe here.
11. BBQ Chicken Salad
As the weather starts to warm up, we keep reaching for recipes that remind us of summer. One of those is this BBQ Chicken Salad. It's fresh and quickly comes together. Our BBQ Chicken Salad sits on a base of romaine lettuce and includes BBQ chicken (of course), black beans, corn, diced red onion, grape tomatoes, and avocado. Get the BBQ Chicken Salad recipe here.
12. Blackened Shrimp & Grits Recipe
This classic dish is the perfect combination of creamy and cheesy grits, succulent shrimp, and savory spices that will leave your taste buds joyful. Whether you’re cooking for yourself, your family, or friends, this recipe is a crowd-pleaser that will satisfy everyone’s cravings. Get the Blackened Shrimp & Grits Recipe recipe here.
13. Roasted Chili Corn Salsa
This roasted chili corn salsa is made with 6 simple ingredients in less than 5 minutes! It follows Chipotle's original recipe and is incredibly fresh, crunchy, tangy, and delicious! Get the Roasted Chili Corn Salsa recipe here.
14. Mango, Avocado and Black Bean Salad with Lime Dressing
This zippy mango, avocado and black bean salad with fresh Mexican flavours is perfect as a side salad or light lunch. Also known as guacamole mango salad, this easy salad is dressed in a lime, cilantro and jalapeno dressing. Get the Mango, Avocado and Black Bean Salad with Lime Dressing recipe here.
15. Corn and Tomato Salad
This Corn and Tomato Salad is a super easy recipe for all those summer gatherings, for a fresh side dish, or just to have on hand for a light lunch! Get the Corn and Tomato Salad recipe here.
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