Amazing ways to use sweetcorn

As long as you have a tin of sweetcorn in the cupboard you know you can add flavour and colour to your family dinner. Versatile, sweet and popular with all ages, why not try it charred in a Mexican salsa, blitz it up to add sweetness to a Chinese chicken soup, or go for a classic tuna and sweetcorn jacket potato topping. Give one of these family dinners a go.

  1. Vegan fajitas with charred corn salsa

    For a new vegan twist on Mexican fajitas, try this spiced bean recipe. Smoky black beans are taken to the next level with zingy sweetcorn salsa. Simply dry-fry tinned sweetcorn and combine with tomatoes, chilli, limes and fresh coriander for a fresh dip that can be paired with tortilla chips or chilli.

    Vegan fajitas with charred corn salsa
  2. Chinese chicken and sweetcorn soup

    Blitzing up tinned sweetcorn is a brilliant hack for adding flavour and texture to soup. This Chinese chicken and sweetcorn soup is made by combining blitzed corn with soy sauce and chicken stock. With chunks of chicken and eggs stirred in at the end to thicken, this is a proper ‘meal’ soup that would make a brilliant midweek family meal.

    Chinese chicken and sweetcorn soup
  3. Tuna and sweetcorn jacket potatoes

    If you’re a fan of jacket potatoes with tuna, you need to try this recipe, which elevates the classic filling to a flavour-packed sensation. With the addition of punchy flavours like horseradish, spring onion and chilli, the sweetcorn helps to balance out the flavours perfectly.

    Tuna and sweetcorn jacket potatoes