Charred Corn Guacamole

Jump to Recipe

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

Author: Gaby Dalkin
5 from 2 votes
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.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Mexican, Tex Mex
Servings 4 people


For the Guacamole

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


I love making my own tortilla chips, but you can also use your favorite from the store or plop this on your favorite tacos.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 350kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 0.003g | Sodium: 611mg | Potassium: 900mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 423IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 2mg
Tried this Recipe? Tag me Today!Mention @WhatsGabyCookin or tag #whatsgabycooking!


  1. 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!!

  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. 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.

  4. 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 🙂

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.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

Recipe Rating