28 Corn Recipes to Enjoy this Summer

In an employee wellness class I recently taught, the topic of corn being “bad” or unhealthy came up.  This was something many participants had heard.  And indeed, ever since the low carb fad gained traction,  even simple whole foods like corn have developed a bad reputation.   But scrumptious summer corn is actually a nutritious starchy vegetable.   Corn contains some vitamins and minerals, a variety of carotenoids, and insoluble fiber that is good for a healthy gut.

Grilled corn with butter and salt is my favorite simple way to enjoy this veggie.  There’s also something particularly delightful about corn freshly shaven off a cob–those juicy, sweet slabs are 10x more delicious than individual corn kernels for some reason.

Corn is definitely one of the best parts of summer!  Here are 28 recipes straight from my fellow dietitians.


Corn & Black Bean Summer Salad
from Erica Julson, RD

Honey Lime Grilled Corn Salad from Amy Gorin, RD

Freekah and Black Bean Salad with Lime Cilantro Dressing from Tracee at Triad to Wellness

Tex-Mex Taco Salad from Christy at 80 Twenty Nutrition

Seared Scallops + Southwest Corn and Tomato Salad from Katie Cavuto, RD

Summer Corn and Herb Salad with Feta from Jenny Shea Rawn, RD

Lightened-Up Esquites (Mexican Street Corn Salad)
 from Jessica at Nutritioulicious

Grilled Corn and Poblano Salad with Honey Lime Dressing
from Holley Grainger, RD

Trader Joe’s Inspired Corn Salad from Ariella at Perspective Portions

Pesto Corn Salad and Hummus Crostini
from Jenny Shea Rawn, RD

Salsa & Dip

Corn and Black-Eye Salsa from Elissa at Food 4 Success

Slow Cooker Green Chile Corn Dip from Kaleigh at Lively Table


Nooch Corn on the Cob
from Tawnie at Krolls Korner

Grilled Mexican Street Corn from Sarah Koszyk


Sweet Potato & Corn Fritter
s with Aquafaba Aioli from Chrissy at Snacking in Sneakers

Barbecue Chicken Spaghetti Squash Bowls with Corn & Black Beans
from Chrissy at Snacking in Sneakers

Vegetarian Hummus Tacos with Avocado Cream from Emily Kyle Nutrition

Corn Cakes with Avocado Salsa
from Dixya at Food Pleasure and Health.

Roasted Corn and Tomato Lasagna
 from Meg of Mostly Balanced

Smoky Corn Chowder
from Jessica at Smart Nutrition

Mexican Street Corn Quesadilla
from Erin at How to Eat

Smoky Chipotle Sofritas Tacos
from Cara at Street-Smart Nutrition

Sweet Potato Nachos
 from Sarah at Bucket List Tummy

Poblano Roasted Corn Chowder from Dr. Jenn Bowers Nutrition

Lemon Parsley Pasta with Brussels Sprouts, Grilled Corn, and Shrimp
from Dr. Jenn Bowers Nutrition

Corny Salmon Cakes from Liz’s Healthy Table

Grilled Corn and Goat Cheese Flatbread Pizza
from Kaleigh at Lively Table

Littleneck “Clam Boil” with Chorizo Chicken Sausage and Potato from Katie Cavuto, RD



Posted by Adina
June 4, 2017

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