Fresh Corn

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→


Creole Corn Maque Choux

Creole Corn Maque Choux1

Here’s a classic combo of corn, bell peppers, and tomatoes, Creole style. This veggie side dish was adapted by Creole cooks from a dish made by the Native Americans who populated southwest Louisiana. Make it when there’s a bumper crop of fresh corn; and also it’s a great choice for a Thanksgiving side dish. Adapted from Great American Vegetarian by Nava Atlas. Photos by Hannah Kaminsky.



Scalloped Corn

scalloped corn recipe

Scalloped corn is a comforting casserole that features this all-American veggie topped with tasty bread crumbs. It’s good in cool-weather months using frozen corn, though it’s absolutely fantastic in late summer using fresh corn. Though kind of a simple and humble dish, it’s also welcome at the Thanksgiving table. Photos by Rachael Braun. more→


Two-Corn Summer Salad

Two corn (fresh and hominy) summer salad

Fresh corn and cooked hominy produce an explosion of contrasts when combined in this salad featuring a deliciously addictive dressing. Every single bite features an eruption of vibrant flavors: sweet and sour, crispy and creamy, fresh and earthy. Nothing compares to the taste of summer corn, buttery and sweet; it’s scrumptious eaten directly from the cob or scraped into soups, puddings, relishes, and fritters. more→


Grits with Fresh Corn and Tomatoes

Hominy grits with corn and tomatoes

This combination of grits with fresh corn, tomatoes, and chili peppers is an inviting summer dish — good for a weekend brunch or for dinner. Stoneground grits are more flavorful than those available in supermarkets; they’re available in natural food stores and well-stocked supermarkets with natural foods sections. Photos by Hannah Kaminisky. more→


Corn Relish Salad

Corn relish

Here’s a relish-style corn salad that’s especially good made with fresh corn. It’s embellished with colorful red bell pepper, carrot, green pimiento olives, and herbs. It’s an especially nice side dish with veggie burgers and wraps. more→


Corn Salad with Snow Peas

Corn and snow pea salad

Here’s a great way to highlight fresh corn in a summer salad. Crisp snow peas, cabbage, and bell peppers meld nicely with the sweetness of corn kernels. more→


Southern-Style Succotash

Southern-Style Succotash

It should come as no surprise that okra is the characteristic ingredient in this southern variation on succotash. If you like okra (and admittedly, not everyone does!), you’ll enjoy this dish. If not, you can still enjoy this late-summer combo of corn and tomatoes by substituting cut green beans for the okra. Photos by Evan Atlas.  more→