There’s just something about corn in the summertime.
Corn on the cob always makes me think of barbecuing, basking in the sun, and carefree summer vibes.
Even though I’m not a big fan of traditional BBQ food, I love the concept of BBQs — gathering together a group of friends on a hot summer evening to laugh, share stories, and most importantly, enjoy good food.
I’ve been working sweet corn into a lot of my summer meals lately. It is such a versatile addition to so many dishes, adding nice color, flavor and crunch.
Corn is also considered a whole grain, providing heart-protecting, belly-filling fiber. Despite the common misconception, it’s actually a very healthy carbohydrate option, containing a similar nutrition profile to whole wheat.
In the spirit of pot-lucking, I recently created this Sweet Corn Summer Pasta Salad using hearty whole grains, fresh veggies, and of course, my favorite summer staple.