After last week’s recipe for zucchini quesadillas and that corn salsa, I’ve been on the hunt from other recipes that just use the kernels. I love eating corn on the cob, but sometimes, you just don’t need to be wiping corn off your cheeks. Hopefully that’s not just me. Anyway, as I debate my corn eating skills, here are a number of corn kernel recipes. . .
Blistered Corn and Asparagus Salad with Salmon dressed in a creamy lemon chive dressing ~ it’s a main course salad with a whiff of spring. You’ll feel satisfied and good about yourself after polishing it off, and isn’t that what it’s all about?
These easy corn fritters make a wonderful quick breakfast, snack, or lunch. They’re made with just a few simple ingredients and can be made ahead of time. Great for meal prep, and can be easily made vegan and gluten-free.
Easy to whip up corn kernel fritter recipes! Served it with a zesty Lime Sour Cream.
Corn Kernel Recipes
I love the idea of corn kernel recipes for a few reasons. Some of these recipes call for raw corn, which is easy at its core. Others are prime for some leftover corn, so no need to worry about making too much corn on the cob.
Of course, that is if you manage to not eat them all if you serve them with some kind of compound corn butter.
Mexican Street Corn Dip is a fun and festive dip to be served with your salsas and guacamole. Encapsulating the flavors of Elote, this Mexican corn dip is perfectly eaten on a tortilla at room temperature or cold.
A popular Korean corn cheese snack that’s cheesy, sweet, savoury combined with the flavors of Elote (Mexican Grilled Corn) spice & tang.
Best Way to Cut Kernels off the Cob
So I’ve cut the kernels off two ways. In the past, it’s been with a sharp kitchen knife. I like to put the shucked corn, point up, in a large pan or pie dish. Having sides on the pan helps catch some of the kernels. Then take your knife and run it down the cob. This method is a little messy, but effective.
But recently OXO sent me a selection of their new peelers, including the corn prep peeler (available at Bed, Bath, & Beyond and Amazon). The peeler has a specifically shaped blade to run down the corn cob!
It totally works as well as you’d imagine. I’m still waiting to try the other peelers in the set, but I expect them to all be fabulous!!
If you need a recipe that screams summer, it’s probably this salad. Three of my favorite summer flavors combine in the salad. Everyone will be reaching for seconds!
Creamy and comforting, yet still light and fresh – this 30 minute vegan corn chowder is a great way to use up all that tasty summer sweet corn from the farmer’s market!
Corn, herbs, and dainty orzo pasta, tossed in a light and simple lemon vinaigrette. This very easy, VERY delicious, lovely Lemony Orzo and Roasted Corn Salad is just what we need.
This delicious mushroom corn pasta features earthy mushrooms, charred corn, and a light cream sauce. It is a quick, easy and satisfying meatless pasta dish you can throw together in half an hour.
Looking for a delicious no cook dinner recipe? Yeah, I usually am as well. These zucchini quesadillas are the perfect combination of fresh produce for great nutrients and just plain deliciousness. Topped with corn salsa, it’s perfection!
Crisp, cheesy Mexican Chicken Tostadas with fresh corn, zucchini and creamy avocado lime salsa. These are so easy and delicious!