If it hasn't hit your market yet, it's bound to be there any minute. I'm talking about sweet summer corn, arguably the quintessential taste of summer. And the only thing more amazing than fresh corn on the cob is grilled corn — two perfect summer flavors in one bite.
While corn on the cob and butter make a perfect pair, we think it's time to liven things up this summer! From Sriracha and beer butter to basil and Parmesan, here are six ways to turn grilled corn into the best thing you eat all summer.
Top corn on the cob with chili powder, cotija cheese, cilantro, lime juice, and a touch of mayo (you can also substitute butter), to make this Mexican-style street food at home.
Get the recipe: How To Make Elote (Mexican Street Corn)
2. Bacon + Basil
Melted butter and cool spreads are far from the only way to top an ear of grilled corn. Sweet basil is a natural partner to summer corn and it's made even better when the whole package is wrapped with a strip of fatty bacon.
Get the recipe: Bacon and Basil Wrapped Corn
3. Greek Yogurt + Herbs + Crumbled Feta
With a slather of olive oil, tangy Greek yogurt, fresh herbs like basil and oregano, plus plenty of briny feta, here's how to bring to the cool to your corn on the cob, Mediterranean-style.
Get the recipe: Grilled Mediterranean Street Corn with Feta Cheese from Fit Foodie Finds
4. Basil + Parmesan
Think sweet grilled corn on the cob, brushed with a layer of basil pesto, then coated with freshly grated Parmesan cheese. Sweet summer perfection!
Get the recipe: Basil Parmesan Grilled Corn from What's Gaby Cooking
5. Harissa + Feta
Add a North African twist to grilled corn by blending softened feta with harissa (a spicy red pepper sauce commonly used in Morocco and Tunisia) and a sprinkle of fresh cilantro.
Get the recipe: Grilled Corn with Harissa and Feta from A Couple Cooks
6. Sriracha + Beer Butter
I know, our minds are totally blown by this, too! Whether you use an IPA, or prefer to stick with your favorite lager or wheat beer, Sriracha beer butter sounds like the ultimate grilled corn topping.
Get the recipe: Sriracha Beer Butter Grilled Corn from The Beeroness
More Tips and Toppings for Corn on the Cob
Your turn! What's your favorite way to top grilled corn?