New Jerseyans are relatively lucky to have plenty of local markets with an abundance of delicious fresh produce. From perfect tomatoes to sweet blueberries, the garden state gets its name from producing some of the best fruits and vegetables in the nation. Our local farmers tend corn fields spreading across the state with all the sweet tasty yellow and white corn we can get our hands on. So why stick to eating corn on the cob when there are creative ways to turn your snack or meal into a mouthwatering summer delight? Check out these easy-to-make classic summer corn recipes!

 


5. Fresh Corn and Avocado Salad

Sweet and simple, the combination of sweet corn with avocado makes a fresh and healthy summer treat. Add tomatoes, onions and basil to make this side dish pop! Get the full recipe with a list of all the ingredients here.

 


4. Black Bean and Corn Salad

Go for a southwestern taste with this fun summer salad recipe created by Rachael Ray with corn, black beans, red peppers and onions. Although the recipe calls for frozen corn, using Jersey fresh corn will take this tasty mix to the next level! Get the full recipe with a list of all the ingredients here.


3. Fresh Corn Cakes

As an appetizer, side dish, or a meal on their own, make these hot cakes for a unique taste of fresh summer corn that you can dress up or down anyway you prefer. Discover how to make your own set of tasty corn cakes here.


2. Summer Corn Salad with Feta, Cucumber and Tomato

This fantastic summer corn salad uses the best of local summer vegetables along with feta cheese to create a tangy delicious Mediterranean flavor that your taste buds will enjoy!  Check out the list of ingredients and full recipe here.

 


1. Classic Corn Chowder

One of the few exceptions for soup in the summertime, corn chowder is a classic that when made with Jersey fresh corn, is just absolutely delicious. While you can turn your chowder into a hearty meal by adding chicken on bacon, here is a simple corn chowder recipe that is a tasty treat on its own.

 

 

Whether a variation of these or using your own list of ingredients, share some of your favorite Jersey fresh corn recipes below in the comments!