Corn on the cob is always an obvious side dish at a barbecue or summer party. Whether it's grilled, slathered with butter or sprinkled with garlic and parmesan, there are so many ways to enjoy a fresh ear of corn.
With corn being so popular during the warmer months, I thought I'd round up a few recipes that are more creative than your average corn on the cob. From dips to cakes, muffins and popsicles (yes, you heard right) it's easy to mix up a unique dish with the sweet summer veggie that doesn't involve getting corn stuck in your teeth!
Click through to check out our top 8 creative recipes to make with corn this summer!
If you're craving a dip that's out of this world, try whipping up this hot and cheesy corn dip with bacon. It's a healthy mix of creamy and spicy with yogurt and jalapenos added to the mix.
Image & recipe via How Sweet It Is
This spicy and sweet muffin is made with corn, jalapenos and cheese. A yummy, savory bite for a summer picnic!
Image & recipe via The Novice Chef
These creamed corn popsicles are bikini friendly. A sweet mix of coconut milk, vanilla stevia and creamed corn makes this popsicle a refreshing and healthy summer fix.
Image & recipe via Family Fresh Cooking
Replace your crab cakes with these sweet potato and corn cakes. Cook them over a skillet then mix together an easy garlic yogurt sauce for a cool topping.
Image & recipe via Budget Bytes
This warm mexican corn salad is a healthy take on your usual bbq side dish. Made with greek yogurt and Mexican cojita cheese, it's a warm, cheesy side without the gilt.
Image & recipe via Skinny Taste
Mix your veggies and fruit in this recipe for a blueberry corn salad. It's a refreshing dish that would pair well with chicken or fish tacos or a turkey burger!
Image & recipe via Two Peas and Their Pod
Corn pudding? Yes, please! This spicy, smokey version is made with gouda, bacon, eggs and chives for a warm side dish.
Image & recipe via Sumptuous Spoonfuls
Turn your go-to summer sandwich into a wrap with some grilled corn for a healthy meal. This BLT corn salad lettuce wrap is the perfect carb free way to enjoy your lunch.
Image & recipe via Joy the Baker