10+ Healthy Corn Recipes to Try Tonight
From grilled corn to chowder, these healthy corn recipes are anything but boring. Whether you use fresh, frozen or sweet corn right from the cob, you’re sure to find a new family favourite.
Black Bean and Corn Guacamole
Head to any Mexican restaurant and we guarantee you’ll see this combo on the menu. The bright colours and contrasting textures make black beans and corn fun additions to guacamole. For extra flavour, grill the corn first. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Fresh Corn and Tomato Fettuccine
“This recipe combines delicious whole wheat pasta with the best of fresh garden produce. It’s tossed with heart-healthy olive oil, and a little feta cheese gives it bite.” —Angela Spengler, Tampa, Florida
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Grilled Street Corn
“Mexican food is my grandmother’s favourite. I wanted a perfect side for her legendary tacos, and this chile-lime grilled corn turned out to be just right.” —Ashley Crainshaw, Shawnee, Kansas
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Fresh Corn & Potato Chowder
“This corn chowder recipe was one of my favourites as a child in upstate New York, and I still love it today. For extra depth, place the spent cob in the soup, simmer, then remove.” —Tracy Bivins, Knob Noster, Missouri
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Quick Corn Salad
“This sensational salad is a delight to serve because you can make it ahead and it’s an easy way to put garden bounty to good use. With colourful ingredients like corn, tomato and green pepper, it’s also pretty in the bowl and on your plate.” —Rita Reifenstein, Evans City, Pennsylvania
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Strawberry Corn Salsa
“This recipe makes art in a bowl! All the colours of summer are captured in this salsa with a fresh, light flavour perfect for snacking between swims or to kick off a backyard barbecue. This can be served with chips or alone as a side dish.” —Catherine Goza, Charlotte, North Carolina
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Sweet Corn and Potato Gratin
“This tasty potato gratin side dish combines great garlic and onion flavour, and kids love the nice crispy topping, too!” —Jennifer Olson, Pleasanton, California
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White Balsamic Blueberry, Corn and Feta Salad
“I’m not typically a huge fan of summer corn, but when it comes to this sweet, salty, refreshing salad, I can’t put my fork down.” —Colleen Delawder, Herndon, Virginia
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Black Bean & Corn Quinoa
“Some vegan quinoa recipes are boring, but this one definitely isn’t. My daughter’s college asked parents for the best quinoa recipes to use in the dining halls. This healthy quinoa recipe fits the bill.” —Lindsay McSweeney, Winchester, Massachusetts
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Fresh Corn & Avocado Dip
“I alter my sister’s dip recipe by adding finely chopped jalapeno for a little heat. It’s a different way of serving corn as a dip that can be made ahead of time and refrigerated until serving.” —Pat Roberts, Thornton, Ontario
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Grilled Corn Hummus Tostadas
“This recipe is a combo of Mediterranean and Mexican cuisines, giving it a unique taste. Avocado and hummus may sound like a weird mix, but they really go well together.” —Lauren Knoelke, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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