Summer is here, which means it’s time to break out the ultimate seasonal side dish: corn on the cob. Even if you love your corn a certain way, there’s always room to spice it up a bit.
We love our corn on the cob with melted butter and a pinch of salt as much as the next person, but sometimes we yearn for something a little more adventurous. These mouthwatering recipes prove that there’s always room for experimentation and improvement — even with the classics!
Corn on the Cob with Lemon Basil Pesto
Upgrade your cob by combining some of the summer's best ingredients: lemons and fresh basil.
Get the recipe from The Lemon Bowl.
Mexican Corn on the Cob
This traditional street food can be made easily from the comfort of your own home, and features cilantro, lime, chili powder, and cotija cheese. Keep those napkins handy, though--you'll need 'em!
Get the recipe from Damn Delicious.
Cheddar Bacon Florida Sweet Corn
Bacon, Cheddar, chives, and sour cream may sound like the toppings for a loaded baked potato, but give it a try on some fresh ears. You'll wonder why only potatoes got to have the fun!
Get the recipe from Eazy Peazy Mealz.
Asian Grilled Corn on the Cob
Craving something spicy? This recipe is the perfect fix. The sauce is simple to whisk together, and its kick completely transforms this classic BBQ side dish.
Get the recipe from Creme de la Crumb.
Batter Fried Corn on the Cob
Who can resist anything that is fried and on a stick? Just one bite, and you'll feel like you've been transported to the annual state fair.
Get the recipe from Simply Sated.
Grilled Vegetable Skewers
This colorful skewered version of corn on the cob is perfect for summer grilling parties, easy to make, and even easier to serve!
Get the recipe from Proud Italian Cook.
Cheesy Roasted Garlic Corn on the Cob
With Parmesan cheese, roasted garlic, and homemade aioli as the stars of this recipe, you won't be able to stop yourself from licking your fingers even after it's all gone!
Get the recipe from Just a Taste.
Bacon, Ranch, and Dill Grilled Corn on the Cob
You already knew bacon and ranch are a match made in heaven, but by rolling the corn in bacon fat before placing it on the grill, it cooks more evenly, stays moist, and is full of smoky flavor!
Get the recipe from Katie's Cucina.
Chipotle Lime Roasted Corn on the Cob
No grill necessary this time: oven-roasting these cobs keeps them juicy and flavorful. And once paired with this delectably creamy sauce, you'll be totally convinced!
Get the recipe from Uncommon Designs.
Indian Spiced Corn (Bhutta Masala)
Your tastebuds will dance and sing thanks to this special blend of lime, salt, and Indian spices. Better yet: it's also healthy, which means that you can snack on this corn, guilt-free!
Get the recipe at Love Laugh Mirch.
Boiled Corn on the Cob
If you don't feel like starting up the grill, boil your corn! By adding two surprising ingredients to your pot--milk and butter--you get a rich end result that can't be beat!
Get the recipe from Spicy Southern Kitchen.