Summer’s not over yet! If you have corn growing in your garden it is time to harvest! Enjoy this seasonal treat before the summer heat is behind us. Here are 5 ways you can enjoy this summer classic.
Mexican Street Corn
Also known as Elotes, is grilled corn on the cob, slathered in sauce, cheese, herbs, and spices! There is no delicate way to enjoy this meal but it’s well worth the mess. There are many flavor and spice combinations you can make to enjoy Elotes, but it is normally served on a skewer with mayo, cotija cheese, chili powder, and cilantro. Plus, it’s easy to make - just follow these three steps!
You can enjoy a corn salad any time of year with frozen or canned corn but it’s definitely served best with fresh corn right off the cob. Add tomatoes, peppers, scallions, herbs, cheese, and spices to make this salad your own! Serve it over a bed of greens or enjoy it on its own. It’s best served with a homemade lime vinaigrette, made even more flavorful when you add a tablespoon of Colorado Spice Zesty Chili Lime Seasoning.
Sometimes simple is best! If you’d like to serve a straight up batch of boiled corn on the cob along with your summer meal it’s easy to do and only takes minutes to prepare. All you need to do is make sure your water is salted, boiling, and you only leave the corn in the water long enough to cook! Over boiled corn can be starchy and mushy.
Grilled Corn is by far the most popular method to cook corn on the cob in the summer months. The grill adds char and that smokey flavor that pairs well with the sweetness of the corn. You can grill the corn directly on the grill or utilize the husks to hold in seasoning and flavor while the corn cooks. That’s our preferred method and it can be done these few simple steps.
Salsa isn’t just for tomatoes and peppers! Make a corn salsa with raw corn for a sweet crunchy bite! You can control the heat by adding more or less minced peppers and seasoning. Try it with Adobado Fajita Blend or our classic Taco Seasoning!
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