Summer Fest: Four Grilled Corn Favorites

Markets are overflowing right now with bins of fresh summer corn. Pick your corn wisely by checking inside the husks to make sure the cob fills it out properly and make sure the silks aren’t dried out. You can feature corn in all sorts of delicious summer recipes, but when it’s nice and fresh, why not just grill it solo with a few spices and, if you’re feeling indulgent, a pat of butter.

1. Mexican Grilled Corn (pictured above)

Tyler removes the husks from each cob (but not the core on the end) and tosses them directly on the grill. Once they’re charred, top them with a mayonnaise, sour cream and cilantro mixture, then sprinkle with Parmesan, lime juice and chili powder.

2. Iowa Grilled Sweet Corn on the Cob
Iowan corn is naturally sweet and flavorful so it doesn’t need much to be a staple summer side dish. Simply shuck your corn before grilling and then brush with a salted garlic butter.

3. Grilled Picnic Corn
There are two cooking options for Kelsey’s summer side dish. You can grill the ears until they are hot and lightly charred all over (7 to 10 minutes), or alternatively, broil the ears 6 inches from the heat source until charred spots appear – about 10 minutes – then flip the corn and broil for an additional 10 minutes. Once it’s done, slather it in a mix of cilantro, garlic, chili powder, salt, mayonnaise and lime juice.

4. Corn on the Cob with Butter Rub
Chipotle powder, garlic and paprika give extra zest to this buttered and then grilled corn on the cob.

Summer Corn Recipes & Facts

More Corn Recipes from Family & Friends:

Jeanette’s Healthy Living: Mexican Corn Salad “Esquites”
Virtually Homemade: Grilled Corn with Ancho Chili Butter and Fresh Lime
Domesticate Me: Campfire Chicken Packets with Zucchini, Corn and Cherry Tomatoes
Dishin & Dishes: Elote (Mexican Grilled Corn) Three Ways
Feed Me Phoebe: Corn on the Cob with Sriracha Lime Butter
Taste With The Eyes: Hello Summer Salad
Napa Farmhouse 1885: Fresh Corn, Roasted Tomato and Pickled Garlic Pizza with Cornmeal Crust
Red or Green?: Corn & Green Chile Corn Muffins
Made by Michelle: Roasted Corn and Black Bean Salsa
Blue Apron Blog: Summer Succotash with Cod and Pickled Grapes
The Heritage Cook: Fresh Corn and Tomato Salad
The Sensitive Epicure: Cilantro Rice with Corn, Black Beans and Avocados
Pinch My Salt: Grilled Corn Guacamole
Daily*Dishin: Manchego Lime Roasted Corn
Weelicious: Corn Salsa
FN Dish: Off the Cob Salads