• Description:

    A Mexican flavour fiesta to add punch to any spread. Try it with your next braai or for an informal roast menu.

  • Ingredients:

    4 ears of corn (mielies); husked
    Olive oil and coarse salt; for drizzling
    1 avocado; cubed
    2 tbsp. fresh coriander; chopped

    For the dressing:
    1 medium red onion; thinly sliced
    Juice of 2 limes
    2 tbsp. olive oil

    2 tsp. paprika or smoked paprika
    Good pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • Method:

    1. Preheat oven to 200°C.
    2. Drizzle the corn with olive oil and sprinkle with salt.
    3. Roast for 30–40 min., turning a few times during roasting until tender and the corn has begun to  caramelise.
    4. Let the corn cool.
    5. Mix the onion, lime juice, olive oil, paprika and season with salt and pepper and set aside.
    6. When the roasted corn is cool, use a sharp knife to cut the kernels from the ear (top down) and place in a bowl.
    7. Mix in the avocado, coriander and onion dressing.

    *Taste and adjust the seasoning or add more lime juice if required.