Corn is a summer staple food, which is why it is a July Foods of the Month. Simple grilled corn on the cob is a wonderful addition to summer meals. For a little more creativity, but the same level of simplicity, try these corn dishes that are perfect for your next get together. We love that all of these dishes involve adding more vegetables to the corn, making them full of vitamins for a healthy body!
Corn with Quinoa, White Beans and Basil – Last year, we made this simple corn dish with quinoa and white beans for protein, tomatoes for antioxidants and olive oil for good fats. Check out the instructions by clicking here.
Creamy Crunchy Veggie Dip – This veggie dip feels decadent because the base is low-fat cream cheese (which also provides calcium). Add in chopped peppers, corn and cilantro for a colorful, healthy alternative to regular dips. Read the complete recipe by clicking here.
Corn and Black Bean Southwest Salad – If you are strapped for time, this appetizer is perfect for you since it only takes about 10 minutes to make. Mix together corn, black beans, tomato, onion, avocado, cilantro and lime juice. Add salt and pepper to taste and let the mixture sit for about 20 minutes so the flavors blend. Enjoy!