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Layered Corn Guacamole

This individual appetizer is perfect for potlucks and movie nights where your guests are up and about.
Prep Time20 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Mexican, Tex Mex
Servings: 10 people
Author: Gaby Dalkin


For the Guacamole

  • 3 ripe Hass avocados
  • cup finely chopped red onion
  • 3 tablespoons freshly chopped chives
  • ½ lemon juiced
  • ½ lime juiced
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped jalapeño
  • Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste

For the Pico de Gallo

  • 1 ½ pounds ripe tomatoes cut into ¼- to ½-inch dice
  • ½ large white onion finely diced (about ¾ cup)
  • 1 to 2 jalapeño chilies finely diced (seeds and membranes removed for a milder salsa)
  • ½ cup finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

For the Corn

  • 4 corn on the cob
  • lime wedges
  • kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper


For the Guacamole

  • Cut the avocados in half lengthwise. Remove the pit from the avocado and discard. Remove the avocado from the skin and place the avocado flesh into a bowl.
  • Add the lemon juice, lime juice, red onion, chives, jalapeño, salt and pepper. Mash with a fork until half smooth and creamy. Taste and add more salt and pepper if desired.

For the Pico de Gallo

  • In a large bowl combine the diced tomatoes, white onion, jalapeño, cilantro and lime juice. Gently toss to combine.
  • Taste and season with salt as needed. Add extra jalapeño if you want a bit more zip.

For the Corn

  • Slice the kernels off the cobs and set aside.

To assemble

  • Place equal amounts of the guacamole in the bottom of 10 small mason jars. Next, layer on equal amounts of pico and top with the corn kernels. Add a wedge of lime and season with salt and pepper. Serve with tortilla chips.


Serve it up with freshly fried tortilla chips and call it a day. They make for the perfect appetizer for any outdoor entertaining moment because you can grab it, walk around, mingle, sip on some champagne and have the best day ever!!


Calories: 148kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.003g | Sodium: 22mg | Potassium: 592mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 845IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg