Roasted Corn and Avocado Salsa Recipe

  • What’s a party without a colourful avocado-loaded dip?! People consistently ask me for the recipe every time I make this. It’s made with perfectly charred corn kernels, fresh and creamy avocado chunks, crunchy red capsicum and zesty lime juice. For this delicious roasted corn and avocado salsa recipebig chunks of avocado are key. This is an essential recipe for your next party!

    Roasted Corn and Avocado Salsa

    This guacamole alternative hits all the right notes.

    Prep Time:
    Servings: 4


    • corn, husks removed: 5 ears
    • red capsicum: 1
    • chilli pepper: 1
    • small red onion: 1
    • coriander, chopped: ¼ cup packed
    • avocado: 1
    • olive oil: 1½ tablespoons
    • lime: 1 large, juiced
    • dried oregano: ¼ teaspoon
    • cumin: ¼ teaspoon
    • salt and pepper: to taste


    Step 1: Turn your oven on to grill. Remove the corn kernels from the husks and spread on a baking sheet. Drizzle ½ tablespoon of olive oil over the corn kernels and sprinkle with a small pinch of salt. Bake in your preheated oven for about 7 minutes or until deeply golden and slightly charred. (Alternatively, you can use corn that has been charred on the grill.)


    Step 2: While corn is roasting, dice the bell pepper, chilli pepper, and onion.


    Step 3: Finely chop coriander and add all of the veggies to a medium-sized bowl. Once the corn kernels reach room temperature, add to the bowl. Toss with the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil, lime juice, ground cumin, dried oregano, salt, and freshly cracked black pepper. Toss to coat. 


    Step 4: Dice the avocado.


    Step 5: Gently fold in the cubed avocado and adjust seasoning if needed. Serve immediately alongside your favourite chips!