So it’s nearing the end of the season (wwhhyyyyy???) and I feel like I failed summer. As in, I just really didn’t get to enjoy it like it’s made to be enjoyed, you know? I never once put on my swimsuit, I didn’t have a single bonafide beach day, I didn’t get to go for a long bike ride in the 90-degree heat and sweat through every pore of my body (attractive.) or enjoy an outdoor concert (that one’s changing this weekend, though, if that rain stays away. STAY AWAY, RAIN).
This is all thanks to the little munchkin who was born right at the start of summer, so I’m not mad. I’d much rather chomp on chubby cheeks and sing “Itsy Bitsy Spider” for hours and hours (OK like maybe 45 minutes, but still) than roast in the sun on a beach towel. Truly. Also we already have family vacation plans to a warm, sunny, beachy location next year so maybe that’s what’s keeping me going, I do not know.
That being said, I have very much enjoyed summer in the form of food. I recently polished off an entire pineapple with my by myself this week (some of it in my guacamole!), I have had no less than five drippy ice creams on cones and I’ve probably devoured enough zucchini and corn to last a lifetime, and yet I am not sick of it one bit. Because whenever I think I might be, I remember that The Season That Shall Not Be Named and its dearth of fresh, delicious fruits and vegetables is inching ever closer and so in protest, I will continue to eat all the zucchini and corn.
In case you, too, are on the zucchini and corn bandwagon like me and/or are drowning in the bumper crop of either, I’ve gathered a roundup of tasty recipes for you from the Interwebs! Feast your eyes on more than 40 recipes that include zucchini and/or corn, startinggg…… now.
To kick things off, I present to you the most popular recipe on my site this summer: Zucchini Corn Pancakes. I know, right? I ate that whole stack without blinking.
If you’re in baking mode already, this Sweet Potato Zucchini Bread is the bee’s knees, yes please.
These Sweet Corn and Jalapeno Enchiladas were one of the first foods I made after Avery was born and I am still dreaming about them.
Mexican Elote Skillet Cornbread? You want it, you know you do.
How insane (read: delicious) does this Spicy Corn and Bacon Macaroni and Cheese look? That’s a rhetorical question. (photo and recipe from Baked Bree)
Ummmmm THIS. Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread. I can’t even. (photo and recipe from Just a Taste)
Spicy Asian Zucchini is my side dish spirit animal. Whatever that means. (photo and recipe from Neighborfood)
Zucchini, Basil and Kale Frittata: Oh hello, breakfast/brunch of my dreamiest dreams. (photo and recipe from The Roasted Root)
This Corn and Blueberry Salad cannot possibly get into my belly fast enough. I already want seconds. (photo and recipe from Nutmeg Nanny)
More corn recipes:
Avocado Red Quinoa Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette (made with roasted corn) from Climbing Grier Mountain
Charred Corn Tilapia from Dessert for Two
Bacon Corn Chowder from Gimme Some Oven
Roasted Radish and Fresh Corn Salad from Heather’s Dish
Charred Corn Salsa over Grilled Cumin Steak from Lemons for Lulu
Brown Butter Cornbread with Farmer Cheese and Thyme from Recipe Girl
Fire-Roasted Corn Salsa from Stephie Cooks
Summer Corn Soup from Savory Simple
Corn on the Cob with Lemon Basil Pesto from The Lemon Bowl
Simple Corn Salsa from Bev Cooks
Sweet Corn, Zucchini and Fresh Mozzarella Pizza from How Sweet Eats
Tortilla Soup with Chiles and Charred Corn from Hungry Girl Por Vida
Tomato and Corn Pizza from Southern Souffle
Sweet Corn Zucchini Pie from Pinch of Yum
Mexican Street Corn Salad from Dula Notes
Caramelized Corn and Heirloom Tomato Galette with Herbed Roasted Garlic Goat Cheese from Half Baked Harvest
Bacon and Sweet Corn Ice Cream Sandwiches from My Name is Yeh
More zucchini recipes:
Sauteed Tomato Basil Zucchini from A Cedar Spoon
Baked Zucchini Fries with Homemade Buttermilk-Yogurt Ranch Dressing from An Edible Mosaic
Zucchini Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting from Baking a Moment
Spiced Zucchini Olive Oil Muffins with a Lemon Glaze from Eats Well With Others
Zucchini Lasagna: Pizza Style from Food Faith Fitness
Chocolate Zucchini Muffins from Garnish with Lemon
Zucchini and Dill Pasta Salad (plus more zucchini recipes!) from FoodieCrush
Zucchini Fritters with Roasted Red Pepper Dipping Sauce from Greens & Chocolate
Layered Zucchini Parmesan from Handle the Heat
Zucchini and Mushroom Stuffed Pasta Shells from Hip Foodie Mom
Turkey Bolognese with Zucchini Noodles (Gluten Free) from Rachel Cooks
Lemon Zucchini Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches from Running to the Kitchen
Award-Winning Zucchini Bread from Sally’s Baking Addiction
Fudgy Zucchini Brownies from The Baker Chick
Zucchini Waffles from The Law Student’s Wife
Vegan Zucchini Muffins from Take a Megabite
Shoestring Zucchini Fries from Blogging Over Thyme
Browned Butter Zucchini Bundt Cakes from The Fauxmartha
And in case you need even more food thoughts to whet your whistle, I’ll be back Monday with something of the sweet and buttery variety. OH YES.