Learning How to Boil Corn on The Cob is a basic and extremely useful recipe; boiled corn can be used in salads, salsas, soups, or simply eaten with a little melted butter. It’s so delicious and this Recipe to Boil Corn on the Cob takes just minutes!
This Recipe to Boil Corn on The Cob is really the simplest; it only includes one ingredient, sweet corn. I also like to add a little vegan butter and some fresh herbs to liven things up a bit.
- Corn – husks and silks removed4 Ears of sweet corn, shucked
- Butter – I brush my corn with melted butter
- Herbs – I also like to garnish my corn with chopped cilantro.
How To Boil Corn On The Cob
- Prepare corn. Remove husks and silks.
- Boil corn. Boil corn in a large pot of water over high heat for roughly 5 minutes turning it with tongs to make sure each side gets cooked. Corn should be brilliant yellow in color and tender when cooked properly.
- Let cool. Remove corn from the pot and set aside to let cool for a few minutes before serving.
- Serve. Brush corn with melted butter and garnished with cilantro.
How Long To Boil Corn On The Cob?
It only takes 5 minutes. However, it takes roughly 10 minutes to shuck the corn. Removing all the little strands of silk from the corn is the tedious part and takes the longest.
Is Corn On The Cob Healthy?
Corn has it’s health benefits though it’s not considered a superfood. However, corn contains high amounts of fiber which are beneficial for digestion as well as heart health. Corn is also high in plant compounds lutein and zeaxanthin which are believed to be beneficial for eye health.(1)(2)
Different Types Of Corn
- Sweet Corn – this is the corn we used in this recipe and is commonly consumed as corn on the cob.
- Dent Corn – It’s called “dent corn” because there’s a slight dent in the crown of each kernel. This type of corn is not juicy but dry; thus it’s used in animal feed and to make products like tortilla chips.
- Flint Corn – Similar to dent corn, it’s not juicy but very dry and therefore used to make corn meal, corn flour, hominy, polenta, and grits.
Basically, when you purchase corn to make corn on the cob, think “sweet corn” because that’s the type you’ll be using.
- I love serving boiled corn as a side with melted butter to accompany old fashioned picnic table foods like Lentil Burgers or Vegan Potato Salad.
- Use it as an ingredient in salads like my Southwest Quinoa Salad.
- Corn works great in so many different salsa recipes like Chipotle Corn Salsa.
- Add it as a garnish to Lentil Tacos.
- Brush boiled corn with Garlic Oil and sprinkle fresh herbs like cilantro over the top.
- I also love drizzling Vegan Ranch over the top.
I hope you enjoyed learning How to Boil Corn on The Cob! Now you can use your new skill to make some great corn recipes!
Here Are Some Great Corn Recipes
- 4 Ears of sweet corn, shucked
- Butter for serving
- Cilantro for garnish
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Remove husks and silks from corn.
- Add corn to a large pot and fill it with water until the corn is completely submerged. Bring the water to a boil over high heat. Cook the corn for roughly 5 minutes, rotating the corn with tongs occasionally to ensure that all sides are cooked evenly. Corn should become vibrant yellow in color and tender when cooked thoroughly.
- Remove from the water and set aside on a plate to cool for a few minutes before serving.
- Serve with butter, salt, and herbs.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 68Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 65mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 2g
The Vegan Plate attempts to provide accurate information. However, this nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. The nutritional information provided comes from online sources and calculations.