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7 Delicious Ways to Cook with Corn

Corn is super sweet, inexpensive and a very easy sell to both kids and adults. Corn is one of my family’s favorite vegetables so I love coming up with new and exciting ways to serve it. Go out and buy bunches of corn from your farmers market or local grocery this weekend and see which of these recipes will become a new family favorite at your house. Cook with corn to make meal time easier and produce a dish the whole family will enjoy. What is your family’s favorite corn recipe?

  • Corn Salsa 1 of 7
    Corn-Salsa

    I've been serving the kids this Corn Salsa as a side dish, but then I realized it's also the perfect accompaniment to a bag of tortilla chips as a dipping salsa. No matter how you decide to serve it, it's super simple to make and perfect to double or even triple if you have a bunch of people coming over.

  • Charred Corn Tacos 2 of 7
    Charred-Corn-Tacos

    Photo and Recipe by Joy the Baker.

    Fresh corn and homemade taco seasoning? What better way to celebrate summer than with these vegetarian charred corn tacos!

  • Kiddy Corn Chowder 3 of 7
    Kiddy-Corn-Chowder

    You can use white, yellow and/or bi-color corn. Just cut the kernels off the cob and the whole dish is ready in 20 minutes. And don't throw away the cobs! They're an absolutely essential ingredient to creating this soup's intense corn flavor and rich taste. Whether you decide to puree the soup for a one year-old to enjoy or even offer it to adults at a dinner party, this corn chowder will be a hit!

  • Corn and Farro Salad 4 of 7
    Corn-and-Farro-Salad

    Recipe and Photo by What's Gaby Cooking.

    Grilling is one of the best ways to prepare corn, and some of it's favorite accompaniments are thrown together into this beautiful summer salad. Grilled chicken, farro, tomatoes and basil give this salad all the nutrition and texture it needs to become one of your family's favorites!

  • Grilled Corn and Red Pepper Salad 5 of 7
    Grilled-Corn-Red-Pepper-Salad

    Between all that extra sweet corn and the ready-to-be-picked red bell peppers and parsley in our garden, I decided to make this salad. It's bright in color and has a ton of texture, so it's as visually beautiful as it is delicious. This grilled corn and red pepper salad just says summer to me, so the time to make some is now!

  • Grilled Corn Guacamole 6 of 7
    Grilled-Corn-Quacamole

    Recipe and Photo by Pinch My Salt.

    Heat up your grill, throw everything on there for a few minutes, then mix it all together to experience the deep flavors in this Grilled Corn Guacamole!

  • Corn and Black Bean Salad 7 of 7
    corn-black-bean-salad

    I love preparing this delicious corn and black bean salad for several reasons: it's a complete vegetarian protein because of the beans and corn, the mixture of colors and textures are appealing to a little one's eyes and it's easy on the wallet. If you need a last minute pot luck dish this summer that's easy to prepare and that adults as well as kids will love, give it a shot!

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