Recipe: Spicy Corn with Peppadew Peppers and Avocado Mayo


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Avodado mayo
Avodado mayo

I love corn on the cob. Sometimes, though, I like to switch it up a bit and give plain old corn a little company. This salad is a perfect side for your next barbecue or weeknight meal and it’s so yummy you’ll want to just stand over the bowl and eat it with a big spoon. Peppadew® Mild Whole Sweet Piquanté Peppers add a nice acidity to the sweet corn and the cool, creamy avocado mayo is my own new addiction. (Try it with other recipes that normally call for regular mayonnaise.) Serve it as a side with any of your barbecue favorites. It also makes a great dip with tortilla chips or a delicious addition to your favorite Mexican-inspired wrap.


6 ears of fresh corn on the cob, (7 cups) shucked and kernels removed
1 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
½ teaspoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon olive oil or refined coconut oil
1 cup Peppadew® Mild Whole Sweet Piquanté Peppers, rinsed and diced
¼ cup cilantro, chopped
2 scallions, greens only, chopped
¼ cup crumbled feta cheese

Avocado Mayo:
1 ripe Haas avocado
1 tablespoon lemon juice
½ teaspoon kosher or sea salt
2 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Remove corn kernels by standing cob on its wider end and running a sharp knife from top to bottom along the core to remove kernels in a slow even stroke.
  3. Toss corn with a teaspoon of chili powder (or ½ teaspoon if you prefer a less spicy dish) salt, and olive oil or refined coconut oil and spread out in single layer on a large cookie sheet.
  4. Roast in the oven for 15 minutes, stirring at the halfway point, until golden brown. Let cool.

While corn is roasting, chop the peppers, cilantro and scallions.

Prepare avocado mayo by scooping avocado into food processor. Add lemon juice, salt and pulse to combine. Slowly drizzle olive oil into mixture as you blend on low until mixture is the consistency of mayonnaise.

Once the corn is cool enough to handle, place in large bowl and toss with peppers, cilantro, scallions. Toss to combine and then add all of the avocado mayo. Finally, add feta cheese and toss lightly to combine.

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  • Di Bruno Brothers
  • Fairway Market
  • Gourmet Garage
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  • Shoprite
  • Sickles Market
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  • Wegmans
  • Zabar’s