5 Super-Tasty Reasons Why You Don't Need to Bother Cooking Fresh Corn
It's no secret that fresh, juicy summer corn is supremely delicious. What you might not realize? You absolutely, positively do not have to cook it.
In fact, you probably shouldn't. Fresh corn has a sweet, milky flavor and a satisfyingly snappy texture that disappears once heated. Plus, going the raw route is so much less work. No dumping whole cobs into a giant vat of boiling water or firing up the grill required. All you have to do: Peel off the husks, slice the kernels off the cob, and devour.
Of course, there's no reason to eat raw corn all by itself when it pairs well with so many other tasty summer treats—many of which also happen to involve zero cooking. Here, try it in one of these 5 insanely simple, majorly mouthwatering recipes.
The simplest way to use fresh corn kernels? Toss them straight into a salad, where they'll add loads of sweetness and crunch.Foodiecrushadds corn to a salad with shaved zucchini and summer squash, plus plenty of creamy crumbled goat cheese for a delicious flavor contrast. Drizzle on a simple lemon-basil vinaigrette, and you've got a droolworthy, no-cook dinner that's ready in 10 minutes flat.
Sure, corn on the cob is always great served at summer picnics and cookouts. But corn folded into a colorful, veggie-filled pasta salad is way more fun. And according toFive Heart Home, you don't even have to cook the corn before mixing it with the other ingredients. Yup, it's that easy.
Salsa practically screams summer—especially when it's made with seasonal, farm-fresh ingredients. But that doesn't always have to mean tomatoes.Heather Christo'ssalsa is packed with sweet raw corn, chopped fresh peaches, hot chile peppers, and a drizzle of avocado oil for richness.
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