Fun to eat, loved by all ages, and quick and easy to cook, corn is one of the most versatile veggies on the planet. Boil it, grill it, or use it in salads, tacos, burgers, soups, pizza, baking, and more. Savor the following scrumptious plant-based corn recipes to the last kernel.
Combining tender, slightly charred corn and bell pepper with crunchy edamame and the smoky-sweet notes of grilled leek, this mouthwatering vegan side salad is guaranteed to get rave reviews. Fresh basil rounds out the flavor, while a light lime wash on the veggies before grilling adds just the right amount of pep.
These hearty summer toast toppers feature the sweet-smoky flavor of pan-fried corn alongside tender zucchini and tangy tomato, with garlic deepening the flavors all round. For a satisfying anytime meal, just add a generous slather of oil-free hummus to whole grain bread then pile on the veggies.
Masa harina flour, corn meal, and almond flour give these scrumptious waffles a crispy light texture. Top with a corn and black bean hash, salsa, and guacamole for a nourishing meal that’ll keep everyone satisfied for hours. “These tamale waffles are my favorite FOK waffle,” notes a reviewer, “They are consistently crunchy, light and have a wonderful taste …. They freeze beautifully and toast perfectly.”
Chipotle- and lime-infused grilled corn sits atop this delectable woodfired-style pizza, with bell pepper, red onion, and jalapeño chile pepper lending sweet flavor with a dash of heat.
For a fun way to eat corn cobs this summer, skewer two-inch pieces of fresh corn with other veggies and throw them onto the grill. A tangy lime marinade perfectly complements the tender, smoky flavor of the veggies, while a drizzle of vegan queso adds just the right amount of creaminess to round out the meal perfectly. Serve with rice and beans.
Moist and tender, these corn and chickpea fritters come together quickly and make a wonderful brunch, lunch, or easy evening meal. No need to spend time batch-cooking them on the stovetop; just throw them in the oven for 15-20 minutes. While they’re cooking, you can whip up the sweet and fruity apple, corn, and tomato chutney to serve on top.
Bursting with the scent of summer, this colorful veggie hash features corn, zucchini, potato, and red bell pepper. Seasoned with chile powder and plenty of fresh herbs such as basil, parsley, thyme, or dill, this hearty hash is a great way to start the day. Shares a fan, “I really enjoyed this and it made a lot of food…. I will be making this again and will add different vegetables to experiment.”
Fresh corn does double duty in this festive pasta salad: first as the base of a delicious, subtly sweet dressing; and second, in the salad itself, nestled among vibrant vegetables such as bell pepper, grape tomatoes, and zucchini spirals.
Replenish yourself with a hydrating bowl of summer soup packed with corn, zucchini, and other fresh produce in a tasty veggie broth. Note: Frozen corn also works, if you don’t have fresh corn.
Serve this hearty slaw as a side or main; either way, the combination of chewy wheat berries, earthy kale, fresh corn, and juicy oranges with a thyme-infused orange balsamic dressing make it the kind of salad you don’t forget in a hurry.
This stand out vegan 10-layer dip is worthy of any game-day feast or festive occasion. A tasty base of seasoned refried beans is topped with corn, lettuce, salsa, vegan sour cream, jalapeño (optional), and avocado, with a sprinkle of chopped olives and cilantro for extra flavor. Baked corn chips make the perfect dippers.
For a summer take on the classic leek and potato soup this Zucchini, Corn, and Black Bean Soup is a hit. The luscious almond milk-based broth is the perfect backdrop for potatoes, zucchini, and black beans, and fresh thyme gives an extra subtle lift.
These crispy baked tortillas topped with a tangy, lightly spiced mix of oven-roasted corn and chickpeas perfectly showcase the natural deliciousness of corn. Serve them up and watch them go!
You won’t miss butter in these grilled corn cobs—the simple rub, made from lime juice, chipotle chile pepper, and garlic powder, is just too darn tasty!
The natural sweetness of corn makes it an ideal ingredient for baking. Here, corn kernels and cornmeal are combined with oat flour, flaxseeds, maple syrup, and applesauce to create these golden drops of goodness. Enjoy for breakfast, brunch, or lunch or as a snack any time of day.
Use fresh corn instead of frozen in these handsome lettuce cups for a fun-filled, no-fuss meal. The filling, which also features mango, black beans, tomato, roasted bell peppers, lime juice, and avocado, is tangy and just the right amount of spicy.
If you’ve got cooked quinoa on hand, this simple salad comes together quickly. Serve as a main, a side, or take to your next potluck. It’s surprisingly delicious given how easy it is to make!
The sweet, smoky flavors of roasted red pepper really make this soup. The corn gives it extra body and sweetness, and as a garnish, a pop of color.
Finally, a vegan butter alternative that isn’t high in fat or overly processed. You’ll find plenty of uses for this easy-to-make luscious spread.
Blended corn makes for a buttery, creamy dressing that is equal parts healthful and delicious.
This fruity "caviar" features grilled peaches, corn, and onion along with zesty seasonings. Every bite offers a burst of fresh flavor.
These easy ice pops take inspiration from Mexican sweet corn ice cream and are a treat for the eyes and the taste buds.