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Sweet Corn Relish with Avocado, Jalapeño & Cilantro

Scott Phillips

Servings: four.

Spoon a generous amount of this relish on top of grilled fish or chicken breasts. Add a simple green salad and you’ll have a delicious summer meal.


  • Kernels from 3 large ears corn (about 2-1/2 cups)
  • 1 small red onion (about 6 oz.), cut into 1/8-inch dice
  • 1/2 fresh jalapeño, cored, seeded, and minced
  • 3 Tbs. fresh lime juice; more to taste
  • 1 tsp. Champagne vinegar or white-wine vinegar
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • 1/2 avocado, pit removed
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 Tbs. olive oil

Nutritional Information

  • Calories (kcal) : 230
  • Fat Calories (kcal): 140
  • Fat (g): 15
  • Saturated Fat (g): 2
  • Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 2
  • Monounsaturated Fat (g): 10
  • Cholesterol (mg): 0
  • Sodium (mg): 140
  • Carbohydrates (g): 23
  • Fiber (g): 4
  • Protein (g): 4


  • Bring a small pot of water to a boil. Add the corn kernels and blanch for 1 minute. Drain and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the onion, jalapeño, lime juice, vinegar, and a generous pinch of salt.
  • Use a paring knife to carefully make 1/4-inch thick slices through the avocado flesh without piercing the skin. Rotate the avocado 90 degrees and slice again, to create 1/4-inch squares. With the avocado in the palm of your hand, slide a large metal spoon between the skin and flesh and gently scoop out the squares.
  • Add the avocado pieces, corn kernels, and cilantro to the onion mixture. Add the olive oil and another pinch of salt and stir gently. Season to taste, adding more salt or lime juice as needed.


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    saskgayle | 08/21/2009

    I don't consider it a relish - I always serve it as a side salad. I have been making this recipe for 7 years - since it was first published in September 2002, No. 52. It is DELICIOUS. It is always a hit and I have given the recipe to many of my friends. I have to make some of the recipe without the cilantro because my husband does not like cilantro - it is still delicious without it. Make this recipe you won't be disappointed.

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