Vegan corn ribs recipe. I first encountered vegan corn ribs on - where else? - Instagram, where I saw lots of this delicious looking corn strips. I didn't know they were called Corn Ribs at the time, and it wasn't until we visited Wahaca in London that I finally got the try them. And read on to see how I make them at home!
I love to serve these for game-night alongside my vegan chickpea-tuna mayo dip and cauliflower buffalo wings!
What Are Vegan Corn Ribs?
Prepared to be be cooked and eaten in much the same way as a meat ribs, Corn Ribs are whole heads of corn cut lengthwise into quarters, seasoned and then roasted in the oven. They are then picked up and gnawed on like a regular rib.
How to You Make Vegan Corn Ribs?
They are relatively quick to prepare, however, the cutting of the heads of corn can be quite tough so take care to do this.
I highly recommend using a very sharp knife and cutting the top and bottom off the corn to ensure a flat surface both ends. This will both stabilise the corn head as you slice through, and make it easier to cut into quarters.
Once you have cut the corn into riblets, the rest of the process is super fast. Simply mix up your spice mix and coat your ribs, then bake until the corn is tender.
Aside from cutting the corn, I think this is a really great dish for a BBQ or a small get-together. You can easily grill them on the BBQ instead of baking in the oven, and I think that's probably the best way of all to make them!
What's great about Vegan Corn Ribs is that they are low fat and can be enjoyed by everyone, not just your vegan friends!
- Corn on the cob
- Olive Oil or Vegan Butter
- Fresh Coriander
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What Spice Mixes Can I Use?
You can use your favourite spice rub if you'd prefer, or you might like to just use a little salt and oil if you don't like strong flavours to overpower your corn. This is a really flexible recipe, so you what you love!
Try my other delicious vegan dishes
Vegan Corn Ribs
- 2 heads of Corn dehusked and de-haired
- 2 tablespoon Olive Oil or vegan Butter
- 1 teaspoon Chilli Powder
- ¼ teaspoon Garlic Salt
- ½ teaspoon Ground Ginger
- ½ teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon Ground Coriander
- 1 teaspoon Sea Salt
- 1 tablespoon Maple Syrup
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh Coriander (optional) for sprinkling
- Preheat oven to 180c;
- Carefully cut the cut into riblets as described above. Cut the top and bottom off the heads of corn.Stand upright on a chopping board and using a sharp knife, slice down the middle. Then slice longwise again to give yourself four long quarters.Finally, cut these long quarters in half.
- Arrange your cut riblets on a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the oil with the spices and maple syrup. If you'd rather use butter, you might find a fork is easier to mix.
- Using a pastry brush, paint the riblets with your spice mix until completely coated on both sides.
- Making sure the ribs are all niblet side up, roast for about 25-30 minutes until toasty and cooked.
- Serve as an appetizer or as a side dish.
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Well that is a unique way to serve corn. What a great side dish. Fresh corn season is just around the corner.
Dolly @ Dash for Dinner says
I’m not even a vegan and I’m totally drooling over this recipe! A great way to have true BBQ flavour as a vegan!
Yum! This corns' seasoning sounds so delicious! Can't wait to try it out at home! My family will love it!
Kayla DiMaggio says
Okay! This is a freaking genius idea. This was so easy to make and came out so well! I love having recipes that I can bring to BBQ's and eat along with my meat eating friends while still feeling I am part of the group!
Another awesome way to eat corn, thank you! We love corn, so are always looking for different ways to make- this was so good! I only left out the chili powder so my kids didn't say it was "too spicy".
I love this as snacks and so much better than using canned corn... we have an abundance of corn in the groceries so I always enjoy munching on this.
This is such a great idea! Even my kids enjoyed it! Thanks!
Oh my boys love sweetcorn and this looks such a fun an easy dish. Thank you.
We love corn, and this looks like a fun way to serve it! I can't wait for my corn crop to be ready!
This is going on repeat. So good!
What a delicious way to enjoy fresh corn on the cob!
Mama Maggie's Kitchen says
Incredibly delicious. I have to make this today!
This is really good! Thanks for sharing the recipe!
I love corn thanks for sharing this yummy recipe.