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Corn Demystified: 3 Surprisingly Easy Corn Recipes

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Sweet, fresh and filling, corn is a favorite among numerous cultures around the world.

Many foodies take advantage of the abudance of corn during summer. Here are three corn recipes that are astoundingly palate-pleasing but are surprisingly easy to make.

 

Black Bean and Corn Salsa (12 Tomatoes)

We love all of the salty game day foods, the wings, the salsas, the fried food goodness of it all. But it’s nice to have a healthy alternative around. This is where black bean and corn salsa comes in to save the day. And it’s so easy to make!

Black beans have more antioxidants than other types of beans and are rich in iron, making them a great addition to many recipes. They also create a savory contrast against the sweetness in corn. This healthy recipe for black bean and corn salsa is sure to be a hit on game day, no matter which team you root for, so go ahead and dive in!

Healthy Dip Recipe: Black Bean and Corn Salsa

Ingredients:

Salsa

  • 1 1/2 cups cooked sweet corn

  • 1 (15 oz.) can black beans

  • 1 red onion

  • 1/2 green onion

  • 1/2 red bell pepper

  • 1 jalapeno pepper

  • 1 cup diced tomato

Dressing

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1/3 cup lime juice

  • lime zest (about Ω a lime)

  • 3/4 tablespoon minced garlic

  • 1/2 tablespoon cumin

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/3 cup cilantro

via Healthy Dip Recipe: Black Bean and Corn Salsa

 

Hot Corn Dip | The Pioneer WomanDSC_4701Hot Corn Dip is one of those things that can cause me to completely embarrass myself at parties, as if putting my leg behind my head to show off my residual ballet flexibility isn’t embarrassing enough. This dip is positively to die for, and you can make it ahead of time and keep it in the fridge before baking it if that works better for your schedule.

via Hot Corn Dip

 

This Classic Corn Pone Recipe Will Take You Back in Time (Wide Open Country)

Nothing says southern comfort food like a huge helping of corn pone. It’s a classic dish that is great with soup, beans and a number of other main courses. Traditionally, sugars are not added to corn pone, but you can customize it around your own particular tastes.

In this video, YouTube user LittleGasthaus creates the best corn pone recipe we have run across in a long time. Here’s what you will need to make it at home.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 ½ cup buttermilk
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup corn
  • ½ cup beans
  • ½ cup melted butter
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

Normally, you put these ingredients together and fry your corn pone in a cast iron skillet, but this version opts to use a Dutch oven instead. You can check out the full instructions in this video.

 

via This Classic Corn Pone Recipe Will Take You Back in Time

 

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