Tacos are stuffed full of spicy cheesy corn, tangy zucchini-radish slaw, and topped with a fried egg and avocado. Perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

tacos with corn and zucchini-radish slawI received free samples of California Avocado mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by California Avocado and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.

My name is Joanne and I am an avocadoholic.

That’s the only possible explanation for how I’ve managed to both swear off avocados and then dive right back into them, headfirst, within a span of nine days.


But when you’re at a wedding at The Four Seasons (!!) and a waiter is trying to hand you an appetizer with just a smidge of avocado on it, you can’t really say no. Can you?

And then because that seemed to go down okay, you feel utterly compelled to order the huevos rancheros at breakfast the next day. I mean, you really have to. Fried plantains. ‘Nuff said.


And then, once you’ve spiraled down that rabbit hole, you think well…I might as well put them in tacos. Because how can I not.

You understand, right?


So. Was it worth the minor bout with stomach pain, you might ask?

I mean…just look at these. Do youΒ really need to ask?


These are the perfect storm of taco ingredients and flavors…sweet corn, a tangy crunchy zucchini-radish slaw, a good salty hard cheese, buttery avocado, and some gloriously runny egg yolk.

I may or may not have eaten them for two meals yesterday. With black beans substituted for the eggs the second time because I felt like eating four eggs in one day was kind of excessive. Β They were fairly glorious either way.


This is my submission for this month’s Recipe Redux sponsored recipe contest with California Avocados!

To see what sort of avocadoliciousness everyone else cooked up, check out these links:


One year ago...Summer Rolls with Peanut Sauce, Cranberry Beans with Artichokes, Zucchini and Pasta

Three years ago...Slash-and-Burn Flounder with Barley Succotash Salad

Four years ago...Red Curry Roasted Salmon with a Pepper and Snow Pea Salad on Buttered Lime Rice

Tacos with Corn, Zucchini-Radish Slaw and Avocado
Tacos are stuffed full of spicy cheesy corn, tangy zucchini-radish slaw, and topped with a fried egg and avocado. Perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Yield: 8 tacos
  • 8 oz red radishes, trimmed
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 lime
  • salt
  • 5 ears corn, husks removed
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 4 oz ricotta salata, crumbled
  • ¼ tsp chili powder
  • 8 soft corn tortillas
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 avocado
  1. Grate radishes and zucchini using a handheld grater or food processor attachment. Alternatively, you can cut them into tiny matchsticks using a mandoline or cut them by hand.
  2. Squeeze the juice of half a lime over the radish-zucchini mix and season with salt to taste. Set aside.
  3. Remove the corn kernels from the stalk and reserve. In a large nonstick skillet heat the olive oil. Add in the onion and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add in the corn and cilantro and saute until heated through, about 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the ricotta salata, chili powder, and juice from half a lime. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Heat the tortillas. Prepare eggs as desired (I went with sunny side up). Top each warm tortilla with the corn-cilantro filling, zucchini-radish slaw, an egg, and avocado slices. Serve 2 tacos per person.
Adapted from Smitten Kitchen
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 tacos


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58 Responses to Tacos with Corn, Zucchini-Radish Slaw and Avocado {Recipe Redux}

  1. Oh my, my, my… These tacos… Wow. I’m not really sure I have words for them. Totally worth the pain, I think. Especially once you put that egg on top. I was totally sold by that egg.

  2. Joanne, I am SO into this recipe…in a major way. I hate that you have an avocado sensitivity now though, it’s soooo not cool!!!! But it looks like you’re giving it the finger for the time being. Rock on!

  3. REALLY loving this dish, Joanne! I’ve been loving tacos with corn slaws and avocado mashes this summer. Adding an egg is fantastic!

  4. The black bean combination sounds even better than the eggs – which sounds great in any case πŸ™‚

  5. Yum! Glad you came to your sense, Joanne. Although it is funny because the avocado is only in one of your photos! (I do that all the time – take photos forgetting my garnishes and then eat it with the garnishes later, haha). I love raw zucchini noodles but never thought of putting raw zucchini in a salsa. Neat!

  6. Love it! We did tacos last night with a lot of these ingredients! We did add some shrimp though for some additional protein.

  7. Love the sound of a zucchini slaw!

  8. You had me at avocado. Aaaand you had me at zucchini slaw. And fried egg. And every other ingredient in here. These tacos are seriously perfect!!!!!

  9. I want some zucchini slaw too! Love the one filled with egg.

  10. Jenna says:

    Zucchini slaw is genius. Pinning!

  11. im an avocadohlic too..and your creation is just lovely.

  12. Be careful eating avocado! Can’t wait I blame you though…they’re awfully hard to resist especially in a dish as delicious as this πŸ˜‰

  13. Sam says:

    Why have I never thought to put an egg on my taco? Brilliant!

  14. Girl, it’s the egg that put me over the foodie edge! I want two!

  15. These look so good! I love all the bright summer-y colors going on here. πŸ™‚ Pinning!

  16. gloria says:

    look delicious and I love avocado!!

  17. HI JOANNE. Kudos to you for taking the first step in acknowledgeing your avocado addiciton. It seems that some things in life just can’t be helped and so it may be best to try and live with them, constructively. It seems you’re doing a phenomenal job in this regard, I love this recipe and all that is in it – I’m hoping for you to win this recipe contest!!

  18. Kristi says:

    I thought I was over zucchini since I had so much of it this summer, but your recipe is making me rethink that.

  19. Love this recipe! My boyfriend is a sucker for anything with a fried egg on it and I’m a sucker for tacos… so do the math on how many million of these we’re going to eat!

  20. Eileen says:

    As someone who HAS accidentally eaten four eggs in one day at least once, I can definitely say you made the right decision by using black beans on your second round! These tacos looks so fresh–and you can’t beat all the amazing summer corn and zucchini. πŸ™‚

  21. This sounds absolutely amazing. I think I would add some cubed chicken with this. Delicious! Love that zucchini-radish slaw!

  22. I love avocados so I am always happy to see more avo recipes but you are so crazy for eating so many just after realizing your intolerance!! πŸ˜‰

  23. cassie says:

    I sometimes have to not allow myself to buy avocados because I love them so much. I am, too, addicted. I love these tacos, Joanne. So creative!

  24. I love quick dishes like this. It would be an awesome light dinner. I love avocados too, but I am having so much trouble finding the California ones πŸ™

  25. From what I see, I think you have a great chance of winning. Your tacos sound wonderful and are so colorful….good luck!

  26. Fabulous recipe, I can’t see how you won’t win…I see your love shining through this recipe!

  27. Jessie says:

    This post made me laugh after remembering your previous post about avocados. I know I couldn’t pass up such an awesome avocado-laden dish. And with the fried eggs on top? I think I can manage four eggs in one day πŸ˜‰

  28. Beth says:

    I’d love the black bean variation of that recipe! (Hope you’re feeling okay – sounds like the pain was worth it.)

  29. Abby says:

    it’s almost too pretty to eat! almost… πŸ™‚ I wish I was having this for dinner tonight!

  30. Candace says:

    Hello Beautiful Tacos. I am in love with you. Amen. πŸ™‚

  31. Juliana says:

    Zucchini slaw looks awesome and yes, I want mine with egg…
    Hope you are enjoying your week Joanne πŸ˜€

  32. P says:

    I don’t blame you for having these TWICE in one day! πŸ˜€

  33. Suzie says:

    The tacos look so refreshing and light. I love the addition of the egg on top. I would eat these twice in one day too!

  34. Megan says:

    That taco filling looks amazing – really light and fresh! I could never give up avocados, so I get it.

  35. Hannah says:

    Oh, yes please, and I’ll take seconds too! I’ve never seen a taco that looked so fresh and light. It’s so perfectly summery, way better than the typically meaty, heavy, and greasy approach that first comes to mind at the mention of tacos. Plus, I would have to agree- Avocado improves just about everything, no questions asked.

  36. ramblingtart says:

    What a marvelous idea, Joanne! πŸ™‚ I love all the veggies you’ve crammed in. πŸ™‚

  37. Rhonda says:

    These look perfect for a hot day here in AZ! Oh and every day is a hot day these days πŸ™‚

  38. Veronica says:

    I love avocados too! As long as they don’t cause projectile vomiting, I totally understand being unable to steer clear. These tacos are so mouth-watering.

  39. Deborah says:

    Yeah, I’m pretty sure I could eat tacos every single day and be a happy girl. These look so amazing!!

  40. Cheryl says:

    Lovely creation. Looks yummy πŸ™‚

  41. I love the sound of that zucchini radish slaw. Genius combination!

  42. These looks amazing. I could easily eat this 3 meals a day!

  43. Karen says:

    I’ve got two tons of radishes and zucchini in my kitchen as we speak, so this slaw will be made today πŸ™‚

  44. Shannon says:

    these sound fantastic! i’ve definitely had 4 eggs in one day, but try not to do it all the time πŸ˜‰ good sub with the black beans!

  45. tigerfish says:

    The taco fillings just seem so fresh and appetizing! Love the addition of egg in the taco to up the proteins πŸ™‚

  46. Christina says:

    Yum….. a little stomach pain is some times worth it!!

  47. Ashley says:

    I’ve been kind of obsessed with tacos lately, and these are stunning! And throwing an egg in there? GENIUS. I like the way you think, my dear!

  48. gretchen says:

    first off… what a cute site. second… yummy looking food (yay, radishes!) & great photos!! (tacos can be a bugger to shoot! πŸ™‚ ) last… so sorry about the tummy pain. you seem to have the same relationship with avocados that my mom does. she + guacomole= no bueno.

  49. This is exactly the way I like my tacos, lots of vegetables and extra avocado! Delicious.

  50. Reeni says:

    These look delicious even without the egg! That seems to push them right over the top. . . black beans sound amazing too. Ooh sorry about your avocado issue!

  51. grace says:

    i shall join you in your avocado obsession, unashamedly. love everything about these tacos!

  52. Tracey says:

    Oh you’re too funny about the avocados! I can totally relate though, I’d never be able to fully give up my favorite foods, even if they gave me a stomachache πŸ™‚ I love these tacos, I need to put them on my lunch menu soon because sadly picky husband wouldn’t be down with eating them for dinner.

  53. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    Oh man, this taco looks incredible! You just can’t say no to avocado. I love this πŸ™‚

  54. daina says:

    i made these last night for dinner and they are spectacular! i stumbled upon the recipe looking for a new way to use a bunch of radishes i had. Also, i mixed in black beans like you had suggested and left out the egg and cheese- unintentionally making the dish vegan. so amazing!

  55. Serena says:

    Made these last night for dinner. So yummy….said my 4 kids plus hubs! Since we have peppers coming out of ears I added a green one to onions. Love having you in Recipe ReDux! Your photo are inspirational for me a wanna-be somewhat-OK food blog photographer!

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