One of the traditional bounties of summer is fresh corn. Corn is a delicious food because it can be made sweet, savory, or in-between. Fresh corn has a natural sweetness, almost dairy-like that complements many flavors. So, while you might be enjoying simple corn on the cob, why not try something different this summer?
Martha Stewart has a Raw Corn and Zucchini Salad using simple, raw ingredients. The addition of lime juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper makes this easy to produce with ingredients you already have on hand.
Epicurious features a Tomato and Corn Pie made with beefsteak tomatoes, corn, basil, cheese under a pie crust.
Try my own Corn, Avocado, Red Pepper and Jalapeño Salad as a great side dish for any BBQ.
The Barefoot Contessa has a recipe for Fresh Corn Salad using basil, cider vinegar, and red onion.
Damn Delicious has a recipe for Mexican Corn Dip based on Mexican street corn flavors: corn, mayonnaise, cotija cheese, chili powder, and garlic. Eat it with chips, crackers, or even just a spoon.
Brown-Eyed Baker has a Chipotle and Corn Chowder Recipe for a cool August night (or fall night in the rest of the country).
And Cooking Classy has a less spicy Summer Corn Chowder for the less brave-at-heart.