Summer Succotash Salad

Alright, so not to be too corny, but we really think corn is one of the best summer sides, on and off the cob. Just think of all the things you can do with it! Put it in a salad. Put it on another salad. Mix it up with some crab and pile it up on your hot dog. Pair it with pork belly. Heck, you can even drink your corn, if you feel so inclined. There’s no bad way to eat summer corn.

Grilled Mexican-Style Street Corn

Chef Chris Shepherd’s take on Mexican-style street corn is served off the cob and comes together easily for a side dish that is especially great for summer entertaining, when corn is in season.

Guatemalan Sweet Corn and Milk Drink (Atol de Elote)

This sweet corn beverage is doled out warm in Guatemalan markets, often seasoned with cinnamon or vanilla. Corn kernels are pulverized on a grinding stone or metate to achieve the drink’s silky, creamy consistency (but you can use a blender).

Summer Succotash Salad

This summer mainstay is elevated with grilled sweet corn, plus fresh edamame in place of the traditional limas.

Maryland Crab Hot Dog

Buttery corn, fresh crab, and Old Bay-spiced potato chips are piled on top this Maryland-inspired hot dog.

Grilled Pork Belly with Butter Corn and Sour-Sweet Cherry-Jalapeño Relish

Made tender in an aromatic braise, pork belly gets a quick char on a hot grill before resting atop buttery sweet corn and a relish of sweet and sour cherries tossed with jalepeños and a honey-lime vinaigrette.

Shaved Fennel and Grilled Corn Salad

A base of crunchy, fresh fennel contrasts perfectly with grilled corn kernels and crumbled feta cheese in this summer salad.

Cucumber and Corn Salad with Pomegranate and Poppy Seeds

Pomegranate seeds add a pop of tart juice to each bite of this buttery sautéed corn salad with crunchy cucumbers and a toasty sesame oil vinaigrette.

Cilantro and Lime Chicken with Grilled Corn and Black Bean Salad

A simple and fresh black bean salad with grilled corns pairs perfectly with a quick marinated and grilled chicken.

Grilled Corn and Ricotta Dip

Nothing tops bubbling, hot-from-the-oven cheese dip—unless that dip is also loaded with fresh, sweet, lightly charred summer corn and fresh herbs.

Lobster and Corn Chowder

Fresh sweet summer corn and lobster are on display in this creamy New England chowder, subtly spiced with cayenne and black pepper.

Sweet Corn and Blueberry Trifles

Layers of sweet corn pastry cream alternate with an herb-infused blueberry compote and a buttery shortbread crumble in a summery spin on the classic trifle.