Best Fresh Corn Recipes: Farmers Market Faves
Ever since the Pilgrims fell for corn at the first Thanksgiving, Americans have loved the vegetable. And what’s not to love? It’s sweet, it’s crunchy, it’s (think popcorn, creamed corn, corn on the cob — the list goes on forever) and it tastes just as good raw as it does cooked.
In fact, the only downside of fresh corn is that it’s truly only at its best only during the summertime. But then again, if it weren’t so seasonal, it wouldn’t be so special. Think of how many summer evenings you spent enjoying an ear of fresh corn on the cob at a cookout; corn plays a major role in many people’s summertime memories.
Though they’re very different, each of our corn recipes showcase the delicious flavor and texture of the vegetable. And they all have one thing in common: They’re guaranteed to make you fall in love with corn all over again, too.
The name is somewhat misleading; this dish uses corn that is just past its peak of sweetness. Cooking the corn in milk makes it sweet and tender again, and the salty crunch of bacon is a perfect compliment.
This recipe is a great side dish for parties and barbecues. You can assemble it advance and bake it just before you’re ready to serve it.
Spicy jalapeno adds kick to this creamy corn soup. Cooked pasta, sweet peppers,and fresh corn combine for a great texture and flavor experience.
Smoky, sweet, crunchy and zesty, this salad is a delicious compliment to any summer meal. Roasting the peppers and corn yourself ensures that the flavors are as fresh as possible.
This south-of-the-border favorite kicks up the flavor of grilled corn by adding creamy cheese, a citrus kick, and a dash of chili powder. This recipe uses non-fat plain yogurt for a healthier alternative that doesn’t skimp on flavor.
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