Healthy Corn Recipes

Find healthy, delicious corn recipes including grilled, microwave and roasted corn on the cob. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

No-Cook Black Bean Salad

Rating: 5 stars 9
A classic black bean salad is a must for picnics and potlucks. This vegan version gets its creaminess from blended avocado. Any mix of salad greens will work well, but try arugula if you want to give this hearty salad a peppery kick.
By Hilary Meyer

Chunky Black Bean Salsa with Corn & Bell Pepper

Rating: 5 stars 1
This TikTok-trending, veggie-packed salsa gets inspiration from Texas caviar (aka cowboy caviar), a dish created in 1940 to ring in the New Year by Helen Corbitt, who was a chef at Neiman Marcus. Scoop it up with tortilla chips or try it as a topping for grilled meat or fish, or as a filling for a quick quesadilla. 
Karen Rankin
By Karen Rankin

Fresh Sweet Corn Salad

We love fresh summer corn when it's in season, but frozen corn makes a great year-round substitute in this quick and easy side dish.
By Diabetic Living Magazine

Sheet-Pan Poblano-&-Corn Chicken Fajitas

Rating: 5 stars 2
These sheet-pan poblano-and-corn chicken fajitas are seasoned with mild ancho chile powder, paprika and cumin. The chicken and vegetables cook on a sheet pan under the broiler so you can forget working over a hot stove or grill to get dinner on the table fast. Plus, with only one pan, cleanup is a breeze!
Julia Levy
By Julia Levy

Quinoa-Black Bean Salad

Rating: 5 stars 1
Enjoy this quinoa and black bean salad as a delicious and quick vegetarian main dish or as a side for grilled chicken or steak. And don't forget the leftovers! They make an easy lunch on the go.
By Robin Bashinsky

Southwestern Cauliflower Rice Bowls with Shrimp & Avocado Crema

Rating: 5 stars 3
These healthy Southwestern cauliflower rice bowls, topped with black beans, corn and smoky chipotle shrimp, get a cool-down from homemade avocado crema and take just 30 minutes to make.
By Carolyn Casner

Summer Vegetable Gnocchi Salad

Rating: 5 stars 3
This riff on pasta salad is best served warm while the gnocchi are nice and tender. Plus, the grilled veggies taste extra-good fresh off the fire in this easy gnocchi recipe.
By Devon O'Brien

Zucchini, Corn & Egg Casserole

Rating: 4.5 stars 7
This healthy casserole is essentially a crustless quiche, brimming with fresh summer vegetables. Bake it up for an elegant summer brunch or a casual backyard barbecue.
By Hilary Meyer

Calabacitas de Tapachula (Zucchini & Corn in Poblano Sauce)

Mexicans prepare the trio of corn, zucchini and poblanos in every possible way, from soups and stews to quick sides like this one from the city of Tapachula in Chiapas. In this recipe, adapted from Treasures of the Mexican Table by Pati Jinich, a mixture of zucchini and corn is enveloped in a creamy poblano sauce. Think of it as a Mexican version of ratatouille, but with more texture and much quicker to make. Be careful not to overcook the zucchini, and keep the corn crunchy.
By Pati Jinich

Avocado & Corn Salad

Rating: 5 stars 5
In this fresh summer salad recipe, sweet corn and honey balance nicely with tomatoes, avocado and lime juice. Bring it along to your next summer picnic or pair it with grilled shrimp or chicken for an easy weeknight meal.
By Ali Ramee

Chicken Enchilada Skillet Casserole

Rating: 5 stars 4
This simplified take on cheesy chicken enchiladas only requires one pan for cooking and eliminates the need to stuff and roll corn tortillas. Charring the veggies in a cast-iron skillet adds depth of flavor. Don't worry if you don't have one, because you can use any oven-safe skillet instead.
Andrea Kirkland
By Andrea Kirkland, M.S., RD

Mexican Corn (Esquites)

Rating: 5 stars 1
This street corn dish, known as esquites, is served in cups instead of on the cob for all the flavor of elote without the mess.
By Breana Killeen
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Inspiration and Ideas

17 Corn Soups to Bring in Summer
Creamy, spicy, sweet—these soups prove that fresh summer corn can do it all.
22 Recipes with Corn & Tomatoes
Celebrate the end of summer with these recipes featuring corn and tomatoes. Corn and tomatoes make a delicious pairing that adds a boost of color to any dish. Whether it's in a salad or used as a topping, this combination is bright and fresh. Recipes like Corn Risotto with Tomatoes & Spinach and Grilled Chicken Thighs with Summer Corn Salad are healthy, tasty and make the most of summer produce.
Sheet-Pan Chicken & Shrimp
Rating: 5 stars 4

This Creole-inspired variation of a shrimp boil can be made in the oven on just one baking sheet. A medley of spices gives this healthy dish of chicken, sausage and veggies a rich, complex flavor. Bonus: This easy sheet-pan dinner requires just 20 minutes of active prep time.