Butter and salt are by far the most popular corn on the cob toppings. Many of our customers even tell us that they eat our corn plain because it’s so sweet and delicious! But, if you’d like to surprise your tastebuds with something a bit more unique, we’ve compiled a list of some delicious and unexpected topping choices.
- Parmesan cheese. For those who prefer savory over sweet, this cheese adds a layer of salty creaminess that will have everyone asking for seconds.
- Seasoned salt. If you aren’t ready to venture too far out of the box, seasoned salt is a great solution for a little kick of salt, garlic, onion, and pepper flavors.
- Mayonnaise. Mayo seems to be a condiment people either love or despise. If you are a fan of mayonnaise, adding it to corn on the cob adds a wonderful creaminess. It also sticks better than butter. Keep it simple with just mayo or add a few more ingredients for easy Mexican Street Corn (Elote).
- Salsa. Using salsa allows you to incorporate multiple, zesty flavors with just one ingredient. Go hot, sweet, or mild, depending on your tastes.
- Blue Cheese. If you’re feeling bold, give this funky cheese a try.
- Hot pepper jelly. It’s sticky, sweet, a little spicy – and absolutely delicious.
- Lime or lemon juice. Add a zesty, bold sour punch by squeezing a few drops of lime or lemon juice on corn on the cob. Both juices add a clean, summery flavor that isn’t overpowering.
- Bacon crumbles. Can you ever go wrong with bacon? This may not be not our healthiest option listed here, but it tastes amazing.
- Soy sauce. This popular condiment adds a nice combination of salty and sweet.
- Herbed goat cheese. The cheese melts and makes each kernel extra creamy and full of flavor. While plain goat cheese works too, we feel like the herb variety really take it to the next level.
- Honey. For those with a sweet tooth, honey tastes as good as it sounds on sweet corn. If you want it a little less sweet, mix a bowl of half butter, half honey and spread on the cob.
- Sour cream. Similar to our mayonnaise suggestion, sour cream sticks better than butter. That makes it a great base for adding additional seasonings or it can be used alone for a nice, creamy flavor.
- Everything but the Bagel Seasoning. When you love flavor and seasonings but want to make it quick, Everything but the Bagel Seasoning gives you all you need for a crunchy, roasted, savory flavor.
- Pesto. While pesto often elevates the flavors of pasta or cheese bread, it can also add a nice, bold savory element to corn on the cob.
- Sriracha. If you like a little spice to balance out the sweetness, this popular, layered hot sauce gives a jolt of flavor.
How adventurous are you? Which one of these would you be most likely to try?