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Healthy Corn Recipes and Cooking Tips

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Avocado-Corn Salsa

A fresh salsa of avocado and corn is great with simple sautéed fish or just about anything Mexican-inspired—huevos rancheros, a quick quesadilla or atop rice and beans.

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Smoky Corn & Black Bean Pizza

The secret to a grilled pizza is having all your ingredients ready to go before you head out to the grill. Make it a meal: Toss the extra black beans, diced tomato and some avocado with prewashed salad greens and a tangy vinaigrette and dinner is on the table in no time.

» Smoky Corn & Black Bean Pizza

Southwestern Calico Corn

Peppers, cumin and chili powder are a natural combination with corn and hominy (dried corn that's had its hull removed).

» Southwestern Calico Corn

Spaghetti with Clams & Corn

Fresh corn kernels give spaghetti and clams a hint of summer clambake. Look for minced fresh clams or clam strips at the seafood counter in your market.

» Spaghetti with Clams & Corn

Curried Corn & Crab Cakes

Many cooks think crab cakes require a lot of effort, but they're actually not difficult. And with this corn-studded version, accented with fresh lime, mint and cilantro, the time you do spend will be rewarded with raves. Browning the cakes in a skillet and then finishing them in the oven produces a crisp crust and ensures even cooking.

» Curried Corn & Crab Cakes

Tilapia Corn Chowder

This light soup is a great way to slip fresh corn (and tilapia, of course!) into your late-summer menu. Make it a meal: Enjoy with a mixed green salad and oyster crackers.

» Tilapia Corn Chowder

Mexican Grilled Corn

Street vendors across Mexico sell this style of roasted or grilled corn—topped with mayonnaise, chili powder and Cotija cheese. You can serve the unadorned corn on a platter with small bowls of the sauce, cheese and lime on the side so everyone can make their own.

» Mexican Grilled Corn


Enjoy delicious, healthy corn recipes from EatingWell.

When fresh summer corn fills grocery stores and farmers markets, take advantage—nothing beats fresh corn on the cob or a cool corn salad on a hot summer day. Corn is not just delicious and kid-friendly, it is also high in folate, vitamin C, niacin, thiamine and fiber.

No fresh corn on hand? Frozen corn is extremely versatile. Use it in soups, stews or as a side on its own or with other vegetables. Start enjoying more corn with our recipe collection. Grilled, boiled, roasted, creamed or cut, corn is a great way to get another vegetable on the table.

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Healthy Corn Side Dish Recipes

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Fresh lime and smoky chipotles makes this compound butter...
Street vendors across Mexico sell this style of roasted or...
Macque Choux (pronounced “mock shoe”) is a Cajun corn and...
A simple combination - roasted corn with a basil...
Peppers, cumin and chili powder are a natural combination...

Healthy Corn Main Dish Recipes

This light soup is a great way to slip fresh corn (and...
These calzones are stuffed with a summery combination of...
Fresh corn kernels give spaghetti and clams a hint of...
Comforting and wholesome, corn chowder served with a green...
The secret to a grilled pizza is having all your...
Remember English-muffin pizzas? This healthier, grown-up...
Here's a great make-ahead dinner--and leftovers are...
Prepare the ingredients for this easy salad before you head...
These crispy fried patties get a swift kick from the easy-...
Frozen vegetables are perfect for making soups and we...
Many cooks think crab cakes require a lot of effort, but...

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