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9 Corn Side Dishes to Make This Summer

With summer at it’s peak, it’s about time we dig into some corn recipes here on the blog as our next spotlight ingredient. But before we jump into the recipes this week, here are a few of our favorite corn side dish recipes to inspire your dinners this summer!

1. Three Ways to Cook Corn on the Cob 

There’s not much that’s more quintessentially summer than husking fresh ears of corn on the back porch for a summertime feast. Here are three simple ways to cook ’em!

Corn side dish recipes to inspire your summertime dinners, from the classic corn on the cob to delicious twists on easy corn salads.

2. Mexican Street Corn Salad

One of the most popular recipes on the blog (and for good reason!) A healthy take on elote, the classic Mexican street vendor version of corn on the cob.

Mexican Street Corn Salad

3. Mexican Street Corn on the Cob

But for the true elote experience, roll your grilled corn ears in mayonnaise and cotija cheese. ¡Ay caramba!

Corn side dish recipes to inspire your summertime dinners, from the classic corn on the cob to delicious twists on easy corn salads.

4. Zucchini Corn Salad

Zucchini, corn, and feta cheese are the trifecta of summertime ingredients you didn’t know you need. But you do. You so do. We make this recipe all the time in the summer, serving hot or cold. The ultimate corn side dish recipe.

Zucchini Corn Salad with zingy lemon and feta cheese, so simple yet so perfect. This will become your new summer go-to dish.

5. Whipped Feta, Corn, Zucchini Crostini

An appetizer-able take on the previously mention Zucchini Corn Salad. These crostini are piled high with herby whipped feta cheese, grilled corn, and zucchini.

Whipped Feta, Corn, and Zucchini Crostinis

6. Spicy Southern Hot Corn

A cheesy combination or corn and peppers that’s ready in under 25 minutes? Um, yes.

Corn side dish recipes to inspire your summertime dinners, from the classic corn on the cob to delicious twists on easy corn salads.

7. Mama’s Famous Bean Salad

This easy Bean Salad recipe is famous in our house, and for good reason! Quick to make, packed with flavor, and perfect for bringing to potlucks!

This easy Bean Salad recipe is famous in our house, and for good reason! Quick to make, packed with flavor, and perfect for bringing to potlucks!

8. Southwest Spring Rolls

These vegetarian Southwest Spring Rolls are packed with fresh vegetables and dipped in a smoky chipotle sauce. You’ll forget how healthy they are as you devour the whole pile!

Closeup of spring rolls - These vegetarian Southwest Spring Rolls are packed with fresh vegetables and dipped in a smoky chipotle sauce. You’ll forget how healthy they are as you devour the whole pile!

9. Corn Fritters

I ain’t saying it’s healthy, but sometimes you just have to splurge a little. And if that splurging is in the form of these deliciously decadent corn fritters, then so be it.

Corn side dish recipes to inspire your summertime dinners, from the classic corn on the cob to delicious twists on easy corn salads.

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