Fresh Corn

Edamame-Sriracha Succotash

EDAMAME-SRIRACHA SUCCOTASH randy clemens

To chill or not to chill: that is the question. While it’s true that succotash is delightful served warm, I’ve always enjoyed it served cold as a refreshing salad from summer through late fall. For me, it offers the brightest taste of the season, bursting with the crisp, sweet splendor of fresh, raw corn kernels. Recipe and photo reprinted by permission from The Veggie-Lover’s Sriracha Cookbook, ©2013 by Randy Clemens. Published by Ten Speed Press, a division of Random House, Inc. more→

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Coconut Creamed Corn

Coconut creamed corn

The flavors of corn and coconut are deliciously compatible. This is a wonderful way to use fresh corn when it’s abundant, and the novelty of having it on the cob or roasted has worn off. The most time-consuming part of this, by which I mean all of 5 minutes or less, is stripping the corn kernels off the cob. Photos by Hannah Kaminsky of Bittersweet. more→

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Southwestern Summer Succotash

SW Succotash1

In this Southwestern variation of succotash, the bright melange of the freshest corn, tomatoes, summer squash and chilies makes for a wonderful celebration of the summer harvest. Serve with Easy Vegan Quasadillas or Soft Tacos for a tasty meal. I like to steam the green beans separately and add at the last minute, because their cook time is unpredictable, and I like them to be bright and just tender-crisp in the dish. more→

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Stewed Tofu with Corn and Tomatoes

tofu and corn stew by nava atlas

Fresh corn and tomatoes are highlighted in this easy skillet stew, making it a great way to serve tofu for warm weather meals. It’s such a delightful quick dish that I’ve provided an option for using frozen corn and canned tomatoes, so that it can be enjoyed any time of year. Adapted from The Vegetarian Family Cookbook. more→

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Pennsylvania Dutch Corn Noodles

Pennsylvania Dutch Corn Noodles

This simple, tasty pasta dish is traditional to the “plain and simple” Pennsylvania Dutch cuisine. It’s a perfect way to use fresh summer corn and tomatoes when they’re at their peak of flavor and abundance. In its original form this recipe is made with egg ribbons; to make it vegan, I recommend substituting ribbons made of hearty whole grain flours like spelt or quinoa. Photo by Hannah Kaminsky of Bittersweet. more→

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Nearly-Instant Thai Coconut Corn Soup

Nearly-Instant Thai Coconut-Corn Soup from Vegan Express

Here’s a soup that’s great for any kind of weather, not just when it’s chilly and rainy. Because it’s ready to serve in 20 minutes, it’s for any time you want soup in a hurry. You can even chill it and serve it cold on warm days. Recipe adapted from Vegan Express: Featuring 160 Quick, Delicious Recipes for Healthy Meals* by Nava Atlas; photo by Susan Voisin, FatFree Vegan Kitchen. more→

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Pasta Salad with Black-Eyed Peas and Corn

pasta salad with black-eyed peas

Here’s an appealing cool salad that combines the familiar flavors of cold pasta, black-eyed peas and fresh corn, embellished with peppers and fresh herbs. This is great pasta salad for everyday meals or company fare for summer. more→

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Squash, Sweet Potato, and Corn Chowder

Squash and corn chowder

Squash, corn, and sweet potato combine to make a hearty chowder that’s especially perfect for fall. Though this admittedly involves a bit of preparation, none of it is difficult. It’s a great soup to make on a quiet Sunday — you’ll be happy to come home to it during the week! It’s delicious with fresh cornbread. It’s also the kind of soup you won’t mind making an extra effort to make for holiday meals like Thanksgiving. more→

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