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Grilled Corn Guacamole

Tired of the same old guacamole? Jazz it up with grilled corn! Adding a pop of freshness, sweetness, and smoky flavor, Grilled Corn Guacamole is the new evolution in snacking! Easy to make and perfect as an appetizer or snack, this is a terrific recipe for anyone with a grill!

Grilled Corn Guacamole in a bowl surrounded by tortilla chips.

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Guacamole is good, but Grilled Corn Guacamole is way better! I can’t get enough of this guacamole, and it is hands down my favorite kind of guacamole. The charred corn just adds so much more to humble guac, and when you see how easy it is to make, it’ll surely become your favorite, too!

Using ripe avocados is key, and let me tell you, avocados are the bane of a chef’s existence. When I was a full-time chef, I’d have to deal with avocados that were too hard, too soft, or brown in the middle. Sourcing the best avocados was hard! Fortunately, as a home cook, you can pick good-quality avocadoes from the store and give them 2-3 days to get perfectly ripe on the counter and then use them.

Chef’s tip – Look for avocados that are longer and skinnier vs. those that are round and chubby. The stones in the narrower avocadoes are smaller, so you’ll get more edible fruit!

A top-down shot of Grilled Corn Guacamole in a black bowl with tortilla chips.

What You’ll Love About Grilled Corn Guacamole


  • Use ripe avocados for the best texture and flavor. Give them a few days on the counter to ripen up. If they get too ripe too fast, pop them into the fridge until you’re ready to use them.
  • Want to kick up the heat? Leave some seeds in the jalapeno.
  • Fresh lime juice makes a big difference; avoid using bottled lime juice if possible.
  • Serve immediately to enjoy the full flavors, but if you have to wait, keep the avocado pit in the bowl to help prevent browning and press plastic wrap onto the top surface of the guacamole and pop it into the fridge.

Ingredients

  • Corn – Corn on the cob, just 1.
  • Avocados – 4-5 good-sized avocados. Make sure they’re ripe.
  • Garlic – Fresh garlic cloves.
  • Red Onion – Finely diced.
  • Cilantro – Fresh cilantro; chopped.
  • Jalapeno – Remove the seeds and chop finely.
  • Lime – A good squeeze from a fresh lime.
  • Salt and pepper – To taste.
  • Cotija cheese – Optional garnish.
Labeled ingredients to make Grilled Corn Guacamole.

How to Make Grilled Corn Guacamole

  1. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Once it’s hot, lightly spray or rub the cob of corn with some oil. Grill the corn until it gets a toasty appearance, which usually takes about 3-4 minutes per side.
  2. Peel the avocados and remove the seeds. Place the flesh in a large bowl and mash it up using a fork or a potato masher.
  3. Add the garlic, chopped red onion, chopped cilantro, a squeeze of lime juice, salt, and pepper to taste. Don’t forget to throw in the grilled corn niblets that you prepared earlier.
  4. Mix all the ingredients thoroughly. Perform a taste test and adjust the seasoning as needed. Your Grilled Corn Guacamole is now ready to serve!

How to Cut Niblets from a Cob

After grilling, let the corn cool down a bit. Place the cob upright on a cutting board and use a sharp knife to slice downward, cutting the niblets off the cob. Make sure to get as close to the cob as possible to get all those juicy niblets!

Chef Jenn’s Tips

  • Use ripe avocados for the best texture and flavor.
  • Want to kick up the heat? Leave some seeds in the jalapeno.
  • Fresh lime juice makes a big difference; avoid using bottled lime juice if possible.
  • Serve immediately to enjoy the full flavors, but if you have to wait, keep the avocado pit in the bowl to help prevent browning.

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Make It A Meal

This guacamole isn’t just a dip; it’s versatile enough to be a part of your main course. Spoon some onto your chicken tacos, mix it into a vibrant salad, or even use it as a topping on a grilled burger. Don’t forget those crispy tortilla chips and a side of salsa to make it a full Mexican feast! I also love serving Grilled Corn Guacamole with other snackables like saucy wings. I also love making a meal out of snackables and pairing this easy different guacamole recipe with sausage balls without Bisquick!

Storage

Leftover Grilled Corn Guacamole can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days. To keep it from browning, place a piece of plastic wrap directly on the surface before sealing the container. Unfortunately, this guacamole doesn’t freeze well, so it’s best to enjoy it while it’s fresh.

Grilled Corn Guacamole surrounded by tortilla chips.
Grilled Corn Guacamole in a bowl surrounded by tortilla chips.

Grilled Corn Guacamole

Chef Jenn
Fresh, garlicky, and loaded with grilled smoky corn, Grilled Corn Guacamole is an amped-up version that's sure to become a favorite! Serve it with chips or along with your favorite Mexican and Tex-Mex meals!
5 from 14 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican, Tex-Mex
Servings 6 servings
Calories 250 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cob of corn shucked
  • 1 tablespsoon oil
  • 4 large avocados cut with pits removed
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion or to taste
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped jalapeno or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice or to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons cotija cheese crumbled; optional garnish

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Once it's hot, lightly spray or rub the cob of corn with some oil. Grill the corn until it gets a toasty appearance, which usually takes about 3-4 minutes per side.
  • Peel the avocados and remove the seeds. Place the flesh in a large bowl and mash it up using a fork or a potato masher.
  • Add the garlic, chopped red onion, chopped cilantro, a squeeze of lime juice, salt, and pepper to taste. Don't forget to throw in the grilled corn niblets that you prepared earlier.
  • Mix all the ingredients thoroughly. Perform a taste test and adjust the seasoning as needed. Your Grilled Corn Guacamole is now ready to serve!

Notes

Chef Jenn’s Tips

    • Use ripe avocados for the best texture and flavor.
    • Want to kick up the heat? Leave some seeds in the jalapeno.
    • Fresh lime juice makes a big difference; avoid using bottled lime juice if possible.
    • Serve immediately to enjoy the full flavors, but if you have to wait, keep the avocado pit in the bowl to help prevent browning.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.25cupCalories: 250kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 4gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0.002gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 77mgPotassium: 724mgFiber: 10gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 312IUVitamin C: 22mgCalcium: 49mgIron: 1mg
Keyword grilled corn, grilled corn guacamole, guacamole
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