6. Corn on the Cob with Cheese and Lime
Mexican street corn has become all the rage at restaurants and food carts across the country, but it’s so easy you can make it at home as well. The trick is to cover your cooked corn on the cob in mayonnaise and then top it off with cayenne pepper and grated cotija cheese. Serve with lime wedges to add a little tart taste to this otherwise creamy dish.

7. Corn, Avocado, and Cilantro
Corn on the cob doesn’t have to be eaten off the cob… some of us prefer our corn kernels cut off so we can enjoy the flavor without getting food stuck in our teeth (you know it’s true). This Southwestern salad recipe uses charred corn (cooked on the grill) as the salad base, which you then mix with avocado chunks, cilantro and lime. It’s light and refreshing but also yummy enough to compete with whatever other dishes you’re serving at your next dinner/BBQ/ pool party.

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