chili corn

I went to the farmers market yesterday — what a bounty of vegetables are available right now! It was hard to choose, there are some many gorgeous items. Then, I found a HUGE bin of chilies, and some fresh corn on the cob. I love to combine the two for a side dish. It is always a hit! Choose your favorite types of chilies for this dish, green, red, or a combination — healthy and BEAUTIFUL!

And there is an easy how-to-do-it recipe for husking corn.


Chili Corn

Summer provides so many different fresh fruits and vegetables.  This is one of my favorites as a side dish because it highlights two of the best summer flavors - fresh corn off the cob and peppers!

Course Side Dish



  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 pasilla or poblano chilies seeded and cut into ¼-inch dice )
  • 1 medium yellow onion in ¼-inch dice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups corn whole kernel corn either , or frozen
  • ¼ cup heavy cream optional
  • pepper to taste



  1. In large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add chilies, onion and salt. Cook until chilies and onion begin to soften. Stir in corn, cook 5 minutes longer. Add heavy cream, and stir to coat. Season with pepper. Serves 6.

Recipe Notes

I love to serve this as a side for fish tacos, and there is still great halibut in the market! Or, grill your halibut and serve the chili corn alongside.

See our blog post to learn the easy way to get fresh cut corn off the cob




chili corn — 2 Comments

  1. This looks fabulous. The combo of the onions pasilla chilies and corn. I wondered how it would taste if you grilled the corn first.

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