Mexican, Asian, and American-inspired meals, these 30 canned corn recipes from all over the internet are easy to make and delicious.

Get inspired by salads, grain bowls, soups, chilis, wraps, and fritter inspiration, all with sweet and crispy canned corn.

Easy canned corn recipes

Salads with canned corn

1. Black bean salad

We start this canned corn list with a healthy Mexican-inspired meal: black bean corn salad.

Make it in about 30 minutes with roasted sweet potato ingredients and a lime cilantro dressing.

Get the recipe here

2. Easy rice salad

This Italian rice salad combines the best of whole-food ingredients; sweet canned corn, creamy mustard dressing, and fresh veggies in a healthy grain bowl.

Get the recipe here

3. Chickpea pasta salad

Canned corn is an excellent pairing with pasta and chickpeas.

Add fresh veggies and a creamy mustard dressing, and you will enjoy this healthy pasta salad.

Get the recipe here

4. Kale quinoa salad

Leafy greens and canned corn go well together in this wholesome kale quinoa salad.

It’s perfect for autumn and winter when kale and butternut squash are in season.

Get the recipe here

5. Tofu salad

Sweet canned corn and fried tofu make an excellent filling for a salad.

Top with cherry tomatoes, avocado, and a creamy tahini sauce for a filling lunchtime meal.

Get the recipe here

6. Mexican stuffed sweet potato

Try this Mexican and microwaved sweet potato with black beans, corn, and guacamole.

It’s a 15minute lunch and dinner idea and great for meal planning.

Get the recipe here

7. Zucchini corn salad

Rena created this tasty vegetarian salad that combines zucchini, corn, and parmesan for a quick 15-minute meal.

Add black beans for extra protein, and serve it as a main dish or a side.

Get the recipe @HealthyFitnessMeals

8. Lima bean corn salad

This summer salad combines the best of proteinrich lima beans with corn, avocado, and fresh veggies.

Make it in 15 minutes using canned corn, frozen corn, or corn ears.

Get the recipe @VeganwithCurves

9. Vegan pasta salad

White bean is another legume that works well with canned corn (and a creamy dressing).

This pasta salad offers an Italianinspired meal and healthy plantbased protein.

Get the recipe here

10. Easy chickpea salad

This healthy serving of chickpeas, fresh veggies, and mustard dressing makes a great lunchbox meal or cookout recipe idea.

Get the recipe here

Mexican canned corn ideas

11. Canned corn recipe

Here’s your recipe if you want to cook tasty canned corn quickly.

Ali’s 15minute canned corn recipe is a super easy, tasty side dish idea.

Get the recipe @LongBournFarm

12. Barbecue tofu tacos

Try Rene’s guestfriendly and delicious barbecue tofu tacos for a corn salsatopped dinner idea.

We love that this recipe takes only 30 minutes to prepare.

Get the recipe @thisSavoryVegan

13. Street corn nachos

This Mexican 30minute nachos dish is a perfect party food.

Brita’s street corn nachos are beautiful on a platter and delicious with slices of avocado on top.

Get the recipe here @FoodwithFeeling

14. Vegan corn salad with chipotle dressing

This no-fuss corn salad takes just 15 minutes to prepare, and you can use fresh or frozen corn kernels.

Top it with a creamy chipotle dressing for a Mexican taste and creamy finish.

Get the recipe @VeganHeaven

15. Vegan corn fritters

These crispy corn fritters are familyapproved and easy to make at home.

Use canned or frozen corn mixed with easy-to-find ingredients, and serve them with sour cream or tzatziki.

Get the recipe @VeganHuggs

16. Vegetarian enchilada casserole

Kylie made this Mexicanstyle lasagna with plenty of black beans, corn, and pepper.

She uses corn tortillas as layers making this enchilada casserole tasty and vegetarian-friendly.

Get the recipe @MidwestFoodieBlog

17. Zucchini corn fritters

Corn is fantastic with zucchini, and we love the combination of grated zucchini and canned corn in this fritter recipe.

Get the recipe @WholesomePatisserie

18. Southwest black bean burger

Here’s a delicious and wholesome burger patty recipe with a mix of black beans and canned corn.

Pair these patties with Kaitlin’s homemade big mac sauce for the best results.

Get the recipe @theGardenGrazer

19. Loaded potato skins

Jeanine and Jack made these gamedayfriendly potato skins with sour cream, corn, black beans, and coconut bacon.

It’s a healthier potato skins alternative; the sunflower sour cream is a must-try.

Get the recipe @LoveandLemons

20. Vegan corn chowder

Julie is behind this wholefood plantbased corn chowder that is creamy and mouthwatering.

Make it with the corn you have at hand (frozen, canned, or fresh), and enjoy it with toasted bread.

Get the recipe @Simple-Veganista

Dinner ideas with corn

21. Spinach tortillas

Bianca’s spinach wraps are perfect for Taco Tuesdays.

Stuff them with black beans and corn filling, bake them for 6 minutes, and serve with fresh lime, avocado, and sour cream – YUM.

Get the recipe @BiancaZapatka

22. Vegetarian chili

This sweet potato chili is a comforting and wholesome vegetarian dinner idea.

Serve it with canned corn, guacamole, and a dollop of chipotle sauce for a Mexican-inspired meal.

Get the recipe here

23. Spicy vegetarian stuffed bell pepper

Canned beans, corn, quinoa, and taco seasoning make incredible filling in Tawnie’s stuffed bell pepper recipe.

Depending on your dietary preferences, you can easily make them vegan or vegetarian (with cheese).

Get the recipe @KrollsKorner

24. Chickpea frittata muffins

These airy chickpea frittata muffins are packed with canned corn, frozen peas, and chickpea flour.

They are great for meal prepping, cookouts, and summer picnics.

Get the recipe here

25. Vegan corn cheese ramen

Try this Asianinspired 20minute corn cheese ramen with a rich gochujang sauce.

It’s a creamy and golden-yellow ramen bowl that will wow your guests.

Get the recipe @eatFigsnotPigs

26. Potato corn chowder

Here’s a glutenfree and dairyfree corn chowder with potatoes and various veggies.

Wonderfully creamy and great for batch cooking and meal planning.

Get the recipe @theHerbeevore

27. Loaded vegetable fajita bowl

Sherry made a veggiepacked and Mexicanflavored fajita bowl ready in 20 minutes.

Use canned corn, black beans, white rice, and fajita spice mix to make this easy and plant-based lunch bowl.

Get the recipe @SeaSaltSavorings

28. Masala corn toasts

Try a different way to eat corn with these masala toasts.

Top them with melted cheese, cilantro, and hot sauce for an inviting party food and appetizer idea.

Get the recipe @TheChutneyLife

29. Spinach corn sandwich

Hina made a beautiful vegetarian grilled sandwich with sweet corn kernels, spinach, and a creamy white sauce.

Serve it for lunch and dinner during busy weekdays or as a veggiepacked snack.

Get the recipe @FunFoodFrolic

30. Skillet confetti corn

We wrap up this canned corn list with skillet confetti corn.

Try Byron’s confetti corn for an easy summer and barbecue side dish, a quick 20minute dish.

Get the recipe @LordByronsKitchen

More vegetable-packed inspiration

For many more salad ideas, check out our salads category page.

Canned corn recipes with salads and hot meals

30 Canned Corn Recipes

By: Nico Pallotta
5 from 2 votes
This black bean salad with roasted sweet potatoes, corn, green or red bell pepper, creamy avocado, jalapeños, and a cilantro lime dressing with fresh cilantro and lime juice is a winner.
Perfect for wholesome make-ahead meals and food prep. You are going to love it!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Boiling Beans: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Course: Main, salad
Cuisine: International

Ingredients

FOR THE SALAD

  • 1 cup cooked black beans
  • pound sweet potatoes peeled and chopped into 1-Inch cubes
  • 1 cup green bell pepper diced
  • 1 medium avocado diced
  • ½ cup corn
  • ½ red onion chopped
  • ¼ cup pickled jalapeños chopped

FOR THE CILANTRO LIME DRESSING

  • 1 cup packed cilantro
  • cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • ½ clove garlic
  • ½ teaspoon grated ginger
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Instructions 

STEP 1: BOIL THE BEANS

  • Rinse, then boil the black beans in a large pot with plenty of lightly salted water for about 1 to 1.5 hours.
    cooking black beans in water
  • Taste the beans to check if they are done, then drain them in a colander.
    drained black beans

STEP 2: COOK THE SWEET POTATOES

  • Preheat oven or air-fryer to 400°F or 200°C.
    Peel and chop the sweet potatoes into 1-Inch cubes. Toss them in ½ tbsp of olive oil, ¼ tsp salt, and a few twists of black pepper.
    diced sweet potatoes
  • Oven Roasting: transfer cubed sweet potatoes onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and roast in the oven for 25 minutes, or until tender and browned.
    oven roasted sweet potatoes
  • Air frying: transfer cubed sweet potatoes into the air fryer basket.
    The cubes CAN overlap. Air fry for 15 to 18 minutes, shaking the air fryer basket every 4 minutes to allow for even cooking.
    air fried sweet potato cubes

STEP 3: MAKE THE DRESSING

  • To a blender add all ingredients: cilantro, lime juice, maple syrup, garlic, peeled and grated ginger, salt, and olive oil.
    all ingredients for cilantro lime dressing in a blender
  • Blend for a couple of minutes until smooth. Taste and adjust for salt and lime before serving.
    cilantro lime dressing just made

STEP 4: MIX THE BLACK BEAN SALAD

  • To a large bowl, add the black beansdiced avocadofinely chopped onion, sliced jalapeños, roasted sweet potatoescorn kernels, and diced green bell pepper.
    Next, pour in the cilantro lime dressing.
    avocado, corn, green peppers, black beans, jalapeno, red onion, and sweet potatoes in a bowl
  • Toss well, taste and adjust for salt, and let the flavors meld for at least 15 minutes before serving.
    black bean salad with cilantro lime dressing
  • Optionally, you can add about 1 cup of boiled quinoa.
    black bean salad with quinoa and sweet potatoes

Video

Easy Black Bean Salad with sweet potatoes

Notes

Nutrition information is for 1 portion out of 6 without quinoa.

Nutrition

Calories: 341kcal, Carbohydrates: 43g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 17g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 12g, Trans Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Potassium: 788mg, Dietary Fiber: 9g, Sugar: 11g, Vitamin A: 16610IU, Vitamin B6: 0.4mg, Vitamin C: 28mg, Vitamin E: 3mg, Vitamin K: 31µg, Calcium: 64mg, Folate: 95µg, Iron: 2mg, Manganese: 1mg, Magnesium: 70mg, Zinc: 1mg
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