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16 Amazing grilled corn recipes that will make you plan a barbecue ASAP

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Recipes to help you try something new with grilled corn this summer

Summer is the season for fresh grilled corn, but it can get boring if you're just topping it with butter. Try these surprising toppings and mouthwatering recipes for a few new ways to serve up one of your favorite summer veggies.

1. Mexican grilled corn

Recipes to help you try something new with grilled corn this summer

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Once you've eaten grilled corn smothered in sour cream, mayo, Parmesan cheese and chili powder, you'll never eat it plain again.

2. Grilled corn fritters

Recipes to help you try something new with grilled corn this summer

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Create an exciting side dish by turning your grilled corn into fritters.

3. Grilled corn salad

Recipes to help you try something new with grilled corn this summer

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The honey-lime dressing really takes this simple dish up a notch.

4. Grilled cheddar-bacon corn on the cob

Recipes to help you try something new with grilled corn this summer

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Everything is better with bacon, right?

5. Grilled corn mango salsa

Recipes to help you try something new with grilled corn this summer

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This simple topping is great with chicken, pork, fish or even hot dogs. Grab the tortillas and scoop the leftovers up as a side dish.

6. Manchego grilled cheese with corn, jalapenos and chili butter

Recipes to help you try something new with grilled corn this summer

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Grilled corn in your grilled cheese? Yes, please!

7. Grilled corn and potato chowder

Recipes to help you try something new with grilled corn this summer

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Grill your corn before adding it to chowder for an extra punch of flavor.

8. Black bean lettuce wraps

Recipes to help you try something new with grilled corn this summer

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Grilled corn salsa is the key ingredient in these delicious and healthy black bean lettuce wraps.

9. Corn on the cob: Three ways

Recipes to help you try something new with grilled corn this summer

Don't just make one type of corn on the cob — make three!

10. Grilled corn and poblano queso

Recipes to help you try something new with grilled corn this summer

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There's not much that can make a gooey cheese dip even better, but grilled corn does the trick.

11. Grilled corn with Sriracha scallion butter

Recipes to help you try something new with grilled corn this summer

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These days, we put Sriracha on everything, and corn should definitely not be left out.

12. Bean burgers with grilled corn and pesto

Recipes to help you try something new with grilled corn this summer

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These vegetarian-friendly burgers will be an unexpected and pleasant surprise to guests at your next barbecue.

13. Cheesy roasted garlic corn on the cob

Recipes to help you try something new with grilled corn this summer

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There's so much cheese on that cob, you can't even see the corn. But it's in there, I promise.

14. Grilled corn and avocado salad

Recipes to help you try something new with grilled corn this summer

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This summery side is the perfect complement to any meal from the grill.

15. Grilled corn on the cob with cilantro pesto

Recipes to help you try something new with grilled corn this summer

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Cilantro pesto adds a fresh taste to this summer staple.

16. Asian grilled corn on the cob

Recipes to help you try something new with grilled corn this summer

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Spicy Asian sauce brings the fire to your grilled corn. The flavors in this quick dish can't be beat.

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