8 Corn Recipes You Have To Eat This Month

From Snacks To Hearty Mains, There's Something for Everyone

When ears of corn are overflowing at your grocery store or farmer's market these are the dishes you'll want to make sure you cook.  The season won't last too much longer, so hurry up and cook these ten recipes or you'll have to wait until next year. 

  • 01 of 08

    Esquites: A Very Popular Mexican Corn Snack

    What Are Esquites and How To Make Them
    A Favourite Snack All Over Mexico. Nancy Lopez-McHugh

    If you've never had corn like this then you are truly missing out. The juicy kernels are first sautéed with some chile, onion, and seasonings  before being slowly simmered to their delicious perfection. Top with mayo, cheese, and powdered chile to finish the recipe. There are so many flavours at play, but yet they compliment each other wonderfully. 

  • 02 of 08

    Spicy Succotash Made with Edamame

    Spicy Succotash (Made with Edamame)
    A Spicy Spin on The Traditional Recipe. Nancy Lopez-McHugh

    Traditional succotash is not made with edamame but you'll be surprised how great it fits in. Plus it's a wonderful protein addition to your succotash. 

  • 03 of 08

    A Sunny Side-Up Egg Over Spicy Succotash

    A Sunny Side-Up Egg Over Spicy Succotash
    Makes a Great Breakfast, Lunch, or Light Dinner. SpicieFoodie.com

    Some of the best meals are created from leftovers.  This hearty lunch came to existence from leftover succotash, now I make sure that there is enough to eat the next day. 

  • 04 of 08

    Chicken Broth with Vegetables

    A Bowl of Chicken Broth
    Loaded with Vegetables. SpicieFoodie.com

    When I was growing up my mother often put slices of fresh, uncooked corn into her soups. I loved the challenge of bitting into the hot kernels while trying not to burn my mouth. 

    When you add fresh corn to the pot it adds flavour just like the carrots or celery that are added to build the broth. Corn lends a slight sweetness that only enhances whatever other ingredients go into the soup pot. 

    Continue to 5 of 8 below.
  • 05 of 08

    Mexican Style Zucchini with Corn

    Mexican Style Zucchini with Corn
    A Flavourful Side Dish Perfect All Year Long. SpicieFoodie.com

    This is another childhood favourite of mine. The vegetables are sautéed until tender and may be served as a side dish to any meats or fish. But if you're like me, you'll want to eat it all by itself. 

    One of the best things about this recipe is that you can add any fresh chile pepper to the pan, and in so give the vegetables a different kick depending on the pepper. 

  • 06 of 08

    Jalapeno Spiced Mexican Zucchini and Corn Topped with a Fried Egg

    Jalapeno Spiced Mexican Zucchini and Corn Topped with a Fried Egg
    Makes a Great Breakfast. SpicieFoodie.com

    When I make the zucchini and corn recipe from above, I always make sure to make extra so that I can have leftovers for breakfast. Just like with the succotash recipe above (number 4), a fried egg on top gives you a completely different meal. Don't forget to add extra chili peppers and some crumbled cheese. 

  • 07 of 08

    Spicy Chicken Chili Stew Recipe

    Spicy Chicken Chili Stew Recipe
    A Comforting Meal Anytime of the Year. Diana Rattray

    If you love a good hearty stew, you're going to devour this one by Diana Rattray. There's chicken, beans, jalapeños, corn, and many other flavour packed ingredients.  She also suggest serving with some cornbread, now that sounds scrumptious! 

  • 08 of 08

    Cayenne Spiced Grilled Corn on the Cob

    Spicy Grilled Corn
    Cayenne Spied Grilled Corn on the Cob. Getty Images - Dave Bradley Photography

    In this delectable recipe by Dora Villarosa, she steps up the grilled corn to a whole new level of deliciousness. As she states herself, "When corn is grilled, a smoky depth is added to its sweetness." To this smokey-sweet combination she adds a punch of heat with cayenne, then finishes the corn with a citrusy touch. The recipe is so easy that I can see it becoming one of your favourites too.