Charred Corn Guacamole


Total Time:

10 minutes



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 and make this Charred Corn Guacamole on repeat.

Charred Corn Guacamole from (@whatsgabycookin)

This past weekend I broke out the grill for a little dinner party and whipped up this Charred Corn Guacamole along with some Cowboy Steaks, Grilled Potato Skins and Grilled Chocolate Stuffed Bananas for dessert. Everything was a hit but my favorite dish of the night was the Corn Guacamole, typical. Will I ever tire of anything involving avocado? Probably not! Once upon a time, after I finished recipe testing my avocado themed cookbook, I took a few months off of the most perfect food in the whole wide world, but other than that my avocado obsession it STRONG! Anyways… back to the guac.

The addition of the grilled corn just gave it an extra pop. Every bite you got a little burst of flavor in your mouth and I even got really fancy and made homemade spiced tortilla chips because I’m the hostess with the mostess. You guys will love them!

Charred Corn Guacamole

Gaby Dalkin
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins


For the Guacamole

  • 3 Hass avocados
  • ½ lemon juiced
  • ½ lime juices
  • 2 teaspoons chopped jalalpeño
  • 1 ear of corn
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • sea salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin

For the Chips

  • Vegetable Oil
  • 5-6 Small Corn Tortillas
  • ½ teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Hot Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Salt


  • Cut the tortillas into 6 triangles each.
  • Add the vegetable oil to a heavy bottom pan over high heat, about ½ inch deep. Once the oil is shimmering, add a few of the tortilla triangles at a time and fry for about 1 minute on each side until they are crisp.
  • Meanwhile, combine the salt, and spices in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Remove the chips from the oil and transfer to a paper towel. Sprinkle with salt mixture and let cool to room temperature.
  • Brush the cleaned ear of corn with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Place onto a heated indoor or outdoor grill 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.
  • Combine the avocados, lemon juice, lime juice, jalalpeño, 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.

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  1. Heather (Heather’s Dish)

    i love cumin and corn together…perfect balance of flavors!

  2. monika

    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!

  3. Mikaela Cowles

    Truly obsessed and I love it! I imagine you making each of your guacs, sitting in the sun with them, and trying a little of this and a lot of that.

  4. Lauren @ Healthy Food For Living

    This guacamole sounds heavenly! I love guac pretty much any way it comes, but the cumin and charred corn must be especially delicious.

  5. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)

    Gaby, I love cumin and the looks of the charred corn! Oh boy, yum! A hint of sweetness with the guac, perfect.

    Oh and I am getting involved with the Natl Food Bloggers Bake Sale down here in San Diego with Marie 🙂

  6. Maris (In Good Taste)

    Guacamole is one of my favorites also. This looks fabulous!

  7. Heather Christo

    Gaby- I love that I can always count on you to come up with another fantastic (new!) guacamole recipe! Thank you from a fellow avocado worshipper.

  8. Laura

    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.

  9. Jessica @ How Sweet

    i say we have a guac party. you bring the guac, i bring the margaritas!

  10. paul jennette

    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!!

  11. Becky

    this is such a great twist on a classic. planning on making it as soon as fresh corn shows up at the market again.

  12. Paige at The Spice House

    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?

  13. Jessica’s Dinner Party

    I love charring corn…and to add to guacamole! Genius! Really reminds me of summer.

  14. Priscilla – She’s Cookin’

    Love cumin in my guac and adding the smoky flavor of grilled corn, yummm! Congrats on your photo/feature in LATimes Food, today!

  15. marla

    This is a genius idea for guac, love the charred corn in there.

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    The corn will blacken slightly as it grills giving the dish a pleasant smoky quality..

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  24. Monika

    Absolutely love this!! We use your cookbook all the time and every single guac is delicious!

  25. Sommer @aspicyperspective

    I could eat the whole bowl on my own! I love the addition of corn

  26. Dana

    Where’s the cumin? I don’t see it in the ingredient list, or in the directions.

  27. Nadia

    Just made this for a wine-tasting party and served it with spicy shrimp and chorizo skewers. Everyone loved it.

  28. Joleen @ Joleen Cuisine

    Totally a guacaholic and not even denying it…my roommates and I used to make guac almost EVERY single day last year because we were always craving it. And adding corn to guacamole makes it SOO amazing! Happened to win a guacamole contest with this secret addition 😉


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