Try These 15 Fabulous Sweet Corn Recipes

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    15 Great Sweet Corn Recipes

    Corn on the Cob
    Fresh Corn. Photo © Hero Images/Getty Images

    Whether you want to cook corn on the cob, or remove the kernels and use them in other dishes, these recipes are fresh, yummy, and easy to pull together. They all keep something important in mind: corn is in season in summer. That means lots of salads, lots of other summer produce, and lots of quick recipes with very little fuss about them.

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    Bean Corn Tomato Pasta

    Corn, Bean, Tomato Pasta. Photo © Molly Watson

    Use fresh sweet corn kernels in this easy, fresh summer pasta dish. Feel free to add basil, chile, cilantro or other summer flavorings to suit your taste in this Bean, Corn, and Tomato Pasta.

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    Corn Avocado Salad

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    Corn Avocado Salad. Photo © Molly Watson

    Luscious and kicky, this Corn Avocado Salad works equally well as a salsa for chips, as a topping with grilled chicken or fish, or all on its own as a salad.

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    Coconut Creamed Corn

    Coconut Creamed Corn. Photo © Molly Watson

    There's nothing wrong with traditional creamed corn, but there's also everything right about this spiced-up, coconut milk version. Get the recipe for Coconut Creamed Corn to see for yourself.

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    Corn Fritters

    Corn Fritters. Photo © Molly Watson

    Corn Fritters are sweet and delicate. While they are perfection as an appetizer or first course, at less formal meals I've been known to put them center stage, add a salad, and call it a light summer supper.

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    Corn Tomato Basil Salad

    Corn, Tomato & Basil Salad. Photo © Molly Watson

    Simple sweet corn, ripe tomatoes, and fragrant basil become more than the sum of their parts in this Corn Tomato Basil Salad, a creation that shows as well as anything could that truly tender sweet corn can be eaten crunchy and raw.

    Similarly bright and light, with even more crunch, is this Corn Cucumber,Tomato Salad

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    Fava Bean & Sweet Corn Risotto

    Corn & Fava Bean Risotto. Photo © Molly Watson

    There is a brief window of time each year with sweet corn and fava beans are both in season – at the end of the fava bean season and the start of the sweet corn season. At least once each year I like to seize the opportunity, cut kernels from corn cobs and shell fava beans and make this delicious Fava Bean & Sweet Corn Risotto.

    For a similar but much simpler dish, try Rice With Sweet Corn & Sweet Peas or Sweet Corn Polenta.

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    Fresh Corn Souffle

    Corn Souffle. Photo © Molly Watson

    Souffles have a bum rap as being really complicated and tricky. See how far from the truth that is by giving this Fresh Corn Souffle a try.

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    Grilled Corn Salad

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    Spicy Grilled Corn Salad. Photo © Molly Watson

    This Grilled Corn Salad uses the kernels from grilled corn on the cob and adds a brightly spicy dressing and plenty of fresh herbs—a killer at barbecues and backyard parties. 

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    Grilled Sweet Corn

    Grilled Corn. Photo © Molly Watson

    This recipe for Grilled Sweet Corn tells you how to grill corn shucked or un-shucked. Shucked grilled corn becomes slightly charred and even a bit chewy; un-shucked will remind you of regular corn-on-the-cob, but with a slightly more intense flavor than boiled or steamed ears. Either way is delicious and crowd-pleasing.

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    Mussels With Corn Tomato Salsa

    Mussels With Corn Tomato Salsa. Photo © Molly Watson

    This recipe comes from a great Peruvian restaurant in Portland, Oregon. A corn and tomatoe salsa gets dolloped on chilled mussels. Mussels With Corn Tomato Salsa are a refreshing, easy, fun summer appetizer.

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    Sweet Corn Cake

    Sweet Corn Cake. Photo © Molly Watson

    This Sweet Corn Cake may look simple, but the taste is out of the world. A simple cake batter with corn kernels whirled into it bakes into a moist, tender, sweet cake perfect with summer berries.

    Use corn kernels to similar effect in these Sweet Corn Pancakes.

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    Sweet Corn Soup (Hot or Chilled)

    Corn Soup with Chile
    Corn Soup. Photo © Molly Watson

    This luscious Sweet Corn Soup is delicious hot or chilled. Top it with roasted chiles or fresh summer herbs (like basil or cilantro).

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    Spicy Corn Relish

    Spicy Corn Relish. Photo © Molly Watson

    Spicy Corn Relish is a great way to preserve a bit of the taste of summer to enjoy later in the year. It's tasty alongside grilled or broiled meats, or on a hamburger!

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    Spicy Sauteed Corn

    Corn with Chiles and Cilantro
    Spicy Corn Sauté. Photo © Molly Watson

    We make a lot of Spicy Sauteed Corn at my house in the summer. It's perfect alongside grilled steak or chicken, or with rice and dal and a green salad for a vegetarian dinner.

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    Summer Corn Chowder

    Summer Corn Chowder. Photo © Molly Watson

    For those summer nights that aren't sweltering, when a cozy bowl of soup sounds good, this potato- and chicken-laden Summer Corn Chowder is just the ticket.