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Blue Corn Blini with Avocado Salad and Fried Radishes

Amy Kritzer
Not your normal Russian blini! These are made with blue corn, and topped with avocado salad and fried radishes!
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Prep Time 2 hrs
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 30 mins
Course Appetizer
Servings 50 appetizers


  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 0.25 ounce package rapid rise yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water 100 degrees
  • 3/4 cup blue cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup warm milk 100 degrees
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted and cooled
  • 2 eggs separated, whites whipped until stiff
  • 1 bunch radishes
  • Grapeseed oil canola will work too
  • 2 avocados
  • 2 apples golden delicious, granny smith, honey crisp, etc.
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon chives
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon salt or tt


  • Let’s start with the blini. First mix the yeast and sugar with warm (100 degree F) water. Let it sit about 10 minutes until it gets foamy.
  • While your yeast is activating, whip the egg whites until foamy. This will help make your blini extra light and fluffy!
  • Then add in the blue cornmeal, flour, salt, warm milk, butter and eggs. and whisk until combined.
  • Let the batter rise in a warm place for 90 minutes. Now onto the radishes! Wash the radishes and slice thin.
  • Heat oil in a large saute pan over medium high heat and saute on both sides until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side. Then drain on a paper towel and sprinkle with salt.
  • Let’s work on the salad! Dice your apples into small piece and combine with small diced avocado, lemon, red wine vinegar, honey, chives, red pepper flakes, and salt.
  • Once your batter is ready (it should be similar to pancake batter, add more milk if it’s too thick) heat up a non stick pan over medium heat and dollop batter onto pan. I used a rounded teaspoon per blini, but you can use 2 teaspoons to make a bigger one of you choose. Cook in batches on each side until brown, or about 1-2 minutes for side. It’s quick, Natasha! Cover blini with foil to keep warm as you cook the others.
  • Now just put together your blini! Top warm blini with avocado salad.
  • Top that with a radish and chive garnish.
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