Looking to add flavour, colour and bulk to a soup, chicken pie, chilli, sandwich filling, salsa or pancake batter? Reach for the sweetcorn! Whether it's tinned, fresh or frozen, sweetcorn is certainly a good vegetable to have on standby.
It also happens to be one of the few vegetables that kids actually like! Who doesn't love a succulent cob, fresh off the barbecue and drizzled with melted butter? Plus, there’s plenty of room to get inventive with it and cook up delicious dishes that everyone will enjoy.
Check out some of our favourite sweetcorn recipes...
sweetcorn, chicken and prawn jambalaya
Sweetcorn adds colour and crunch to this flavour-packed jambalaya dish, which also combines chicken, prawns, chorizo, peppers, tomatoes and lots of long-grain rice. Bonus? It can all be thrown into one pan. Easy!
mexican-style corn muffins
These savoury Mexican-style muffins are perfect for throwing into your lunchbox or bag as an on-the-go snack. Bursting with broccoli, feta and sweetcorn (and topped with spicy jalapeños), they're delicious eaten cold, or fresh out of the oven.
zingy sweetcorn relish
Spooned onto burgers, hotdogs and sandwiches or served with grilled meat, this zingy relish combines sweetcorn with crunchy radishes, ginger, lime juice and dark muscovado sugar. And did we mention that it takes just 25 minutes to put together?
sweetcorn and watercress muffins
These cheesy sweetcorn and watercress muffins make a tasty savoury snack. Pack them into lunchboxes or bake a batch as a weekend treat. Or, if the sun is shining, enjoy them as part of a picnic lunch in the garden.
Loaded corn on the cob
Sweetcorn on the barbecue is beautiful in its simplicity – and if you load it up Tex-Mex style, with mayo, cheese and a vibrant avocado and tomato salsa, you’re onto a serious winner! These colourful cobs will make a brilliant addition to your barbecue spread, either as a veggie option or as a side.
Chicken and sweet potato boats
Sweetcorn works brilliantly with all sorts of Tex-Mex flavours, including the sweet and smoky barbecue sauce in these chicken and sweet potato boats.
Tender baked sweet potato flesh is mixed with cooked chicken, barbecue marinade, coriander and – of course – sweetcorn. Pile it back into the skins, top with cheese, then serve with a fresh green salad, wedges of lime and a little extra sauce. This delicious dinner makes eating well feel like a special treat – a serving packs in 3 of your 5-a-day!
Sweetcorn and bacon fritters
Sweetcorn’s firm but tender bite gives beautiful texture to these savoury fritters. Bacon adds little pockets of intense flavour that offsets the sweetness of the sweetcorn while avocado and soured cream are an indulgent touch.
Grilled sweetcorn salsa
Perfect with grilled fish, spicy chicken or burgers, this tasty salsa will add colour, crunch and sweetness to a range of savoury dishes. Prepare this simple summer relish using either fresh or tinned corn ahead of time to perk up your BBQ spread in a jiffy.
Colours of the rainbow pizza
Homemade pizzas may sound like a tricky challenge, but if you use a pizza dough mix you can shave plenty of time off making dinner. In fact, our Colours of the Rainbow Pizza can be ready and on the table in under 45 mins!
Getting the kids to load up their own personalised pizzas with colourful veg like peppers, red onion, sweetcorn or mushrooms is a great way to encourage them to tuck into all sorts of veg. Mix fat-free yogurt with grated cucumber and mint for a delicious, simple dip for crusts.