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
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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
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Create an exciting side dish by turning your grilled corn into fritters.
3. Grilled corn salad
The honey-lime dressing really takes this simple dish up a notch.
4. Grilled cheddar-bacon corn on the cob
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Everything is better with bacon, right?
5. Grilled corn mango salsa
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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
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Grilled corn in your grilled cheese? Yes, please!
7. Grilled corn and potato chowder
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Grill your corn before adding it to chowder for an extra punch of flavor.
8. Black bean lettuce wraps
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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
Don’t just make one type of corn on the cob — make three!
10. Grilled corn and poblano queso
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Cilantro pesto adds a fresh taste to this summer staple.
16. Asian grilled corn on the cob
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Spicy Asian sauce brings the fire to your grilled corn. The flavors in this quick dish can’t be beat.