Cumin and Charred Corn Guacamole

Feel free to call me a Guacaholic. I won’t be offended because it’s absolutely true. As summer is fast approaching, I am ready to fire up my BBQ and get my grill on. It’s all about throwing everything on the grill in the summer months. Not only does grilling add an extra element to your food but it you can easily ask the guys to man the grill while you casually sip on a cocktail or two while the food is cooking.

Last weekend I fired up the grill to make some Cumin and Charred Corn Guacamole to go alongside a casual dinner party for my clients. Other dishes on the menu included Cowboy Steaks, Grilled Potato Skins and Grilled Chocolate Bananas for dessert. Everything was a total hit but my favorite dish of the night was the Guacamole, go figure. Doesn’t the color of this dish just scream summer and happiness!

The addition of the grilled sweet corn just gave it an extra level of specialness, (is that even a word?) and texture. Every bite you got a little pop of flavor in your mouth. Served alongside homemade tortilla chips and enjoy!

Cumin and Charred Corn Guacamole

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: Serves 4

Cumin and Charred Corn Guacamole


  • 3 Hass avocados
  • 1 Lemon, juiced
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • sea salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 ear of corn, cleaned and grilled
  • 1 tsp olive oil


  1. Brush the cleaned ear of corn with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Place onto a heated BBQ and let sit for a 3 minutes or so on each side until slightly blackened. Remove from grill and let cool. Once cool, cut the kernels off and set aside.
  2. Combine the avocado flesh, lemon juice, red pepper flakes, cumin, salt and pepper into a large bowl and mash together with a fork. Add the charred corn and combine. Serve with freshly made tortilla chips

Don't know what to make,
or how to make it?
I've got you covered! Check out all my recipes here
recipe index


  1. This looks like the BEST guacamole EVER! Too bad it is pouring with rain right now and I can’t grill up some corn immediately!

  2. We could be friends as it seems you have the same taste for delicious food that I have. Great idea with the addition of corn. We are getting a BBQ this weekend and I can’t wait to take this recipe for a spin.

  3. Love the use of the cumin! I try to add this spicy whenever I can, its truly underrated. I spent some time studding Rick Bayless cookbooks and as you can guess he had many variations of guak. Your rivals all of his…nice work!!

  4. And here I was wondering what to do with the over-ripe avocados on my counter! I’ve only got frozen Trader-Joes roasted corn (no grill, sadly), but it should work. Ever think about sprinkling some whole toasted cumin seeds on it?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *