POPSUGAR Celebrity

12 Ways to Salute the Kernel (Corn, That Is)

Aug 27 2014 - 5:30am

Like with tomatoes [1], out-of-season corn is hardly worth eating, so there's no time like the present to get your fix of this sweet, juicy veggie. Fresh-from-the-farm-stand ears are amazing whether grilled, steamed, boiled, or baked into goodies; keep reading for 12 exceptional ideas.

Source: The Adventures of MJ and Hungryman [2], Cookie + Kate [3], Cooking Classy [4], Damn Delicious [5]

Farmers Market Cornbread

If you're blessed with an abundance of fresh vegetables, dress up your classic cornbread and create farmers market cornbread with sweet corn, cherry tomatoes, and sheep's cheese [6]. The colorful, sweet, and tangy vegetables transform cornbread into a truly beautiful dish.

Source: The Bojon Gormet [7]

Corn and Zucchini Pie

When you think of Summer pies, your mind may go to cherry [8] or berry varieties, but don't write off a veggie version. This seasonal stunner [9] packs in a generous dose of corn kernels, zucchini coins, and umami-rich mushrooms inside a rich and buttery crust.

Source: Pinch of Yum [10]

Maple and Chipotle Glazed Corn

Enhance corn's sweetness with a kicky maple-chipotle glaze [11].

Photo: Anna Monette Roberts

Tricked-Out Ramen

You'll never look at plain old ramen the same way again after trying out this tricked-out version [12]. Packed with sweet corn, savory pork, and a perfectly poached egg, the cozy Japanese meal is impossible to resist.

Photo: Anna Monette Roberts

Zucchini and Corn With Parmesan

It doesn't get much simpler than this zucchini, corn, and parmesan side [13].The herb-dusted dish takes only 10 minutes to prepare and is a great way to use up your farmers market haul.

Source: Damn Delicious [14]

Brown Butter, Honey, and Jalapeño Cornbread

Baking during the dog days of Summer might not seem wholly appealing, but we urge you to give this brown butter, honey, and jalapeño skillet cornbread [15] a try anyway; it's that good. Corn kernels and chopped jalapeños provide a pop of vibrant flavor to this classic side dish.

Source: Cookie + Kate [16]

Cilantro Lime Corn

Cilantro certainly is a divisive herb, but if you love it's fresh flavor, you need to try it sprinkled on grilled corn [17].

Photo: Susannah Chen

Creamy Chicken and Corn Soup

This creamy chicken and corn chowder [18] melds the sweet taste of Summer with the hearty flavors of chicken, potato, and bacon.

Source: Cooking Classy [19]

Chile-Lime Buttered Corn

Inspired by the delicious flavors of Mexican street food, this grilled corn with chile-lime butter [20] will spice up dinnertime.

Photo: Sara Yoo

Hatch Chile, Corn, and Quinoa Casserole

Packed with hatch chiles, corn, quinoa, and chicken this filling dish [21] is bursting with Southwestern flavor.

Source: The Adventures of MJ and Hungryman [22]

Chilled Avocado and Corn Soup

Chilled soups don't start and end at gazpacho; beat the heat with a delicious bowl of chilled corn and avocado soup [23].

Photo: Anna Monette Roberts

End of Summer Empanada

When you first bite through the crisp crust of a piping hot empanada, you know you're in for a treat. This end of Summer empanada [24] features ripe corn, tomatoes, and peppers, plus the rich flavor of ground pork. This finger food surely won't disappoint.

Source: Kitchenette [25]

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