10 Recipes for This Year’s Corn Roast

At this time of year, when one thinks corn, corn roasts come to mind. But this yellow-like-the-sun vegetable can be reinvented in many ways. Flour, kernels, popcorn, on the cob...we adore the variety.

As a bonus, check out our practical guide to buying corn: how to select it, cook it and keep it.

1. Elotes a la Parrilla (Grilled Corn on the Cob)

Even though a bit of butter and salt is enough to enjoy fresh corn on the cob, we’re all about the classic Mexican street food that consists of topping corncobs with a creamy garlic-chili-cilantro garnish.

2. Creamy Macaroni and Grilled Corn Salad

A picnic classic, reinvented: pasta salad with a twist!

3. Steaks with Grilled Corn and Cilantro

Meet this salad, made with golden corn kernels, radishes, cilantro and a drizzle of lemon juice, paired with mouth-watering pieces of steak. Place it at the centre of the table for all to enjoy.

4. Green Bean and Corn Salad

A fresh side dish that will be a hit at this year’s corn roast.

5. Avocado and Grilled Corn Salsa

This salsa tastes wonderful with grilled white fish or as a topping for fajitas, but we simply adore it as a dip for our corn chips.

6. Chimichurri Salad with Grilled Vegetables

Even salads get the grilling treatment during the summer. Just grill the veggies, like the corncobs and the Nantes carrots, to add a smoky flavour,  and the added crunch comes from the romaine lettuce. Don’t forget the edible flowers from your garden!

7. Pesto Oil for Corn on the Cob

For something different than the usual salt and butter combo, try our pesto oil! Simply use store-bought or homemade pesto prepared with herbs from your garden.

8. Hot Chili Oil for Corn on the Cob

This spicy oil brings the perfect kick! Got some left over after the corn roast? Use it to marinate meat.

9. Flavoured Butters for Corn on the Cob

And just because we still love butter on our cobs, here are three versions for your party: bacon and cheddar, ginger and lime, and sundried tomato and basil.

10. Corn Crema

Finally, even our desserts get the corn treatment! Be sure to try this corn crema garnished with caramelized corn flakes.