5 Ideas for In-Season Corn

Photo Credit: Mette Nielsen

Finally! It’s corn season–the golden taste of summer itself. Nothing beats the delicious messiness of corn on the cob, except of course, the ease and elegance of delicate corn soup and zesty corn salsa. This time of year, I figure corn into just about every meal from weekend brunch to snacks to dinner and dessert. Like summer, the season for corn is heartbreakingly short. Don’t wait, corn’s here.

Corny Ideas

Have leftover corn? Toss the kernels into:

  • Pancake batter for breakfast
  • Prepared black beans and salsa for chips
  • Pound cake batter
  • Blend with a little cream and minced fresh thyme for creamed corn
  • Corny ice cream … mash a few cooked or grilled corn kernels into vanilla ice cream or gelato and serve topped with fresh blueberries


Grilled Corn with Sriracha Mayo


Creamy Cream-Free Fresh Corn Soup



Corny Corn Bread with Tomatillo Salsa


Spicy Corn Tostados with Señoras de Salsa



Polenta with Corn, Fresh Tomatoes and Ricotta Salata