Summer and corn. What a combo! Let’s just say my love of corn knows no bounds. I love grilled Mexican Street Corn, Italian style Corn and Zucchini Grilled Pizza, and this Corn and farro Salad! But when I am looking for a simple corn and veggie side dish, my go to is this Corn Off the Cob with Red Bell Peppers and Asparagus.
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Corn Off the Cob with Red Bell Peppers and Asparagus

Corn Off the Cob with Red Bell Peppers and Asparagus:

This simple side dish is great served with just about any BBQ main course. the corn is crispy, the onions caramelized, and the asparagus snappy!

corn off the cob with asparagus



The Easiest Way to Get the Corn Off the Cob:

I place one end of the corn into a bowl then use my knife to shave the corn right off the cob. The bowl keeps the corn from spilling all over the counter. Then simply sauté with onions, bell peppers and asparagus. That’s it!

corn off the cob with asparagus




corn off the cob with asparagus

The Recipe: Corn Off The Cob With Asparagus

Corn Off the Cob with Red Bell Peppers and Asparagus
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins

A simple summer corn side dish!

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy side dish recipe, light recipe, summer recipe
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Linda Spiker
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 1 small red bell pepper, diced
  • 4 cups corn Kernels, shaved from 5 -6 ears of yellow or white corn
  • One bunch asparagus, ends trimmed and cut into 2" pieces
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh chives
  1. Heat 2 Tablespoons butter in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté for 5 minutes, until the onion is soft. Stir in the bell pepper and sauté for 2 more minutes.

  2. Add corn, asparagus, salt, and pepper and 2 Tablespoons butter, stirring occasionally, for 5 to 7 minutes, until the corn just loses its starchiness. Season to taste with salt and pepper, gently stir in chives.


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Post tags: vegetarian, side dish, summer