25 Easy Vegan Corn Recipes for Summer

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25 vegan corn recipes to make this summer season, from gorgeous green breakfasts to easy sides and heartier main dishes. If you’ve ever wondered what to do with corn, this roundup will give you all of the corn inspiration.

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When is Corn in Season?

Although corn season will vary based on region, corn is generally harvested as early as June and July and is best enjoyed until September or October. You’ll find the markets teeming with robust ears during the peak season months of July through late summer in August when corn is the sweetest!

When picking your corn, look for firm kernels throughout (give it a feel), and avoid corn with kernels that feel dry and spaced out. This tends to happen when corn has been sitting for a while after it has been picked.

Corn is delicious as is and also pairs nicely with fresh herbs and other favorite summer veggies like tomatoes, smoky spices, and dairy alternatives like plant-based cheeses, non-dairy milk, and vegan butter.

How to Prepare Corn

If you’re curious about how to cook corn, there are endless ways to do so. Corn can be enjoyed both sweet or savory as it has a natural sweetness to it, and it can even be enjoyed raw. You can boil, grill, sauté, roast, air-fry, microwave and pop.

I’ll be including a variety of quick corn recipes ranging from desserts to sides, to umami main dishes. Enter, 25 irresistible vegan corn recipes to make!

These vegan recipes have been hand-picked by me to highlight all the wonderful ways fresh sweet corn (or frozen) can be transformed into the perfect summer side dish, main dish, dessert, or breakfast!

Fresh Corn Cobs vs. Frozen Corn vs. Canned Corn

If you don’t have access to fresh corn on the cob, you could make the majority of these recipes using frozen or canned corn as well. If using frozen or canned, I’d recommend frozen sweet corn kernels over canned, and if using canned corn, be sure that there are no unnecessary ingredients added.

Of course, using fresh corn is always ideal for the best flavor, however, if it’s not in season, frozen is the next best thing!

25 Vegan Corn Recipes to Make this Summer

Here are delicious vegan corn recipes to make. We’ve got hearty breakfasts, flavourful mains, and even some unexpected sweet desserts!

Breakfast Ideas

vegan corn fritters stacked on top of each other

Vegan Corn Fritters by Loving It Vegan

These easy and delicious vegan corn fritters are loaded up with corn and plenty of flavor. Perfect as an appetizer or light meal.
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tofu scramble with zucchini and corn

Tofu Scramble w/ Zucchini and Corn by My Darling Vegan

A hearty vegan and gluten-free breakfast made with tofu, zucchini, corn, and kale. Made in just 10 minutes for a quick and wholesome morning meal.
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savory oats with spinach and corn in a bowl

Savory Oats with Sauteed Spinach and Corn by Archanas Kitchen

This recipe is one that you must try on a cold and wintery day where you need some hot pudding with a savory topping to crunch on. This food is just comforting to be had as your breakfast as well as an evening snack. The traditional oatmeal might sometimes get boring and you would want to use some spicy topping on to your oatmeal.
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Side Dishes

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Spicy Maple Miso Butter Bath Corn by Veggiekins Blog

Make this Maple Miso Vegan Butter Bath Corn, a Japanese twist on butter bath corn. It’s nut-free using oat milk and vegan butter, miso paste for umami, maple for sweetness and chili flakes or togarashi for spice. This combination was an inspired, vegan take on “hot honey” but using maple instead. The vegan butter corn comes together in 15 min or less, and requires only 6 ingredients to make.
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grilled corn avocado salsa in a white bowl with a tortilla chip dipping into it

Grilled Corn Avocado Salsa by Simply Quinoa

This grilled corn + avocado salsa is a quick and easy dip recipe that uses fresh, summer produce and goes well with everything. From tortilla chips, tacos + more!
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a hand holding a vegan corn empanada

Vegan Corn Empanadas by From My Bowl

These oil-free Vegan Corn Empanadas are so simple to make, but don’t skip out on any flavor! They’re perfect for a party appetizers, potlucks, etc!
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moroccan mint corn recipe

Moroccon Mint Corn by Hot For Food

Once you taste it, you’ll never want plain ol’ corn with butter ever again.
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Air Fryer Corn Ribs by Plant Based Folk

Air fryer corn ribs make the best sweet and juicy snack, side dish or appetiser. Cooked in 10 minutes using a delicious spiced rub and minimal oil.
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vegan corn salad in a bowl

Grilled Corn Salad with Creamy Chipotle Ranch by Minimalist Baker

There’s something about a Mexican corn salad that just speaks to our souls. Crunchy, fresh, colorful, so customizable, and usually contains grilled corn, which is basically a universal love language.
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Coconut Creamed Corn and Grains by Chris Morocco/Bon Appetit

Turmeric, chiles, and chewy-nutty cooked grains balance the sweetness of fresh summer corn in this loose vegan riff on creamed corn (with vegan, creamy sauce!)
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vegan summer succotash on a white plate next to a silver fork

Vegan Summer Succotash by Gina Hamshaw

Run, don't walk, to make this succotash as soon as you have fresh cherry tomatoes. The combination of sweet vegetables and buttery coconut oil makes this easy dinner an irresistible delight.
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vegan corn pudding in a white baking dish

Vegan Corn Pudding by The Full Helping

Cornbread meets soufflé in this creamy vegan corn pudding. A versatile side dish for your holiday dinners! A traditional corn recipe made completely vegan!
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mexican street corn topped with vegan ingredients

Vegan Mexican Street Corn by The Edgy Veg

Vegan Mexican Street Corn or Vegan Elote. Delicious roasted corn on the cobb topped with vegan sour cream, dairy-free cheese, chopped cilantro, Ancho chili powder and a squeeze of fresh lime juice. A delicious creamy texture, and amazing authentic flavor!
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Creamy Corn Potage by Veggiekins Blog

A classic, creamy soup that makes for a cozy meal or appetizer! This Corn potage is a vegan version of your favorite Japanese staple. Made with simple ingredients, this easy recipe comes together in no time! 
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Delicious Entrees

Vegan Rajas Con Crema by Alexa Fueled Naturally

This is a must try! A creamy pepper and corn Mexican dish perfect in tacos or paired with Mexican red rice.
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Creamy Vegan Corn Chowder by Veggienkins Blog

This is a nut free, super creamy vegan corn chowder made with a secret ingredient for creaminess and a boost of nutrition! It makes for an amazing quick lunch or dinner, and can be made smooth and silky or a little chunky. This creamy soup is one of my absolute favorite recipes!
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white bean casserole in a bowl with a spoon

Salsa Verde & White Bean Casserole by From My Bowl

If you love easy asparagus recipes this one's for you! This flavor packed creamy one pot pasta is easy to put together and is ready in just 30 minutes.
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sweet corn tostadas on a white background

Smoky Sweet Corn Tostadas by Love and Lemons

Make this easy vegan tostada recipe for a smoky, fun & fresh summer lunch. If you have leftover hummus, store it in the fridge for a quick, healthy snack!
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a white spoon resting inside a bowl of corn risotto.

Sweet Corn Risotto with Roasted Shallots by Veggiekins Blog

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This rich vegan risotto is full of bold summer flavour thanks to sweet corn and melt-in-your-mouth roasted shallots. It comes together in 1 pan (and some foil) and makes for a hearty lunch or dinner. It’s dairy-free risotto with fresh, summery notes.
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Fettucine and Sweet Corn Cream by Love and Lemons

Fettuccine tossed in almond & corn cream sauce with greens makes a perfect summer dinner. Lighter than a dairy heavy cream sauce but no less delicious. Vegan.
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Fresh Southwestern Lettuce Wraps by Plant Based on a Budget

Sometimes simpler recipes are those that steal our hearts. These Fresh Southwestern Lettuce Wraps might be one of those with their amazing flavors and unpretentious presentation. We can guarantee that you will be amazed by the deliciousness of the bean mix, the creaminess of the avocado, and the spiciness of the hot sauce. Let’s dive in and learn how to whip up these wraps in no time!
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Black Bean, Potato & Corn Enchiladas by Plantifully Based

They are easy, delicious and when you make them at home they are actually pretty healthy! My favorite part is that they are great to have as leftovers or meal prep since the flavors just intensify more. These will be ready in about 45 minutes and will have your tastebuds doing backflips!
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Dessert Recipes

sweet corn ice cream cone a in hand

No Churn Vegan Corn Ice Cream by Alison Maras

What do you do when you have an excess of beautiful, fresh local corn? You have a few options. You can make a bunch on the grill, in the oven or boiled, eat what you can and cut up, save the rest for your lunches ahead or…. YOU CAN MAKE ICE CREAM. Yes, you can. And you don't need anything fancy except 4-5 ingredients including all that corn! No ice cream maker either. This is NO CHURN, baby.
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Beverages

sweet corn milk recipe in a mason jar mug

Sweet Corn Milk by Woks of Life

It may sound unusual, but this recipe is a great way to bring corn’s natural sweetness to another level and enjoy it any time on a hot summer day. I also realized that other corn drinks like atol de elote and chicha morada are popular in Central and South America, so there’s definitely something to it!
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a hand holding a cup of corn silk tea

How to Make Corn Silk Tea by VeggieKins Blog

5 from 2 votes
This sweet and fragrant Corn Silk Tea is a 1-ingredient drink that takes five minutes and is a great (and delicious) way to reduce food waste. It has amazing medicinal properties and has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years!
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