Grilled Corn Guacamole Recipe
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Grilled Corn Guacamole - Pinch My Salt

I’ve been seeing pictures of grilled avocados and grilled guacamole all over the place lately and I’ve been dying to try it.  Around here, we like to throw just abut anything on the grill, so I’m not sure why it took me so long to grill avocados, especially since we eat them at least a few times a week.

When I realized that this week’s Summer Fest theme is corn, I knew I’d be making something with grilled corn.  I love corn any which way, but I especially love the extra dimension of flavor the grill gives it.  Since I’d already been dreaming of grilled avocados in guacamole, I decided I’d might as well add some grilled corn as well.  And, well, our garden is producing more tomatoes and serrano chiles than we can eat right now, so of course I needed to add some of those, too.

We’ve been receiving a couple ears of sweet corn each week in our CSA box, so even though I’m not able to pick it from my own garden this year, it’s pretty darn fresh and delicious!

Grilled Corn Guacamole - Pinch My Salt

So here are the ingredients for this grilled corn guacamole recipe: Hass avocados, sweet corn, green onions, limes, tomatoes, and serrano chiles.

Grilled Corn Guacamole - Pinch My Salt

As I was preparing things for the grill, I realized that since I was going to grill the avocado and corn, I could try grilling some of the other ingredients as well.  So, I threw the chiles, onions, and limes on there, too!

Grilled Corn Guacamole - Pinch My Salt

Everything took on some nice color, but I was careful not to overdo it and dry anything out.  I wanted flavor, not charcoal, in my grilled guacamole!

Grilled Corn Guacamole - Pinch My Salt

The only things I didn’t grill were the tomatoes and cilantro – I wanted the tomatoes to retain their meaty texture and bright color.

Grilled Corn Guacamole - Pinch My Salt

Now I know why grilled guacamole has become so popular – it’s delicious!  Grilling the vegetables adds a mellow, smoky sweetness to this dip that is really incredible.  While there will always be a place in my heart for my standard guacamole recipe, this one is definitely going into regular rotation!

Grilled Corn Guacamole
Serves 4

2 ripe Hass avocados
2 limes
1 ear of sweet corn, shucked
5 green onions (or more, to taste)
2 serrano chiles (more or less, to taste)*
1 medium tomato
1 bunch of cilantro
scant 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
fresh ground black pepper, to taste

Preheat a gas or charcoal grill with cooking grate in place until it’s very hot (high heat, if using a gas grill).  Meanwhile, halve the avocados and remove the pits; slice the limes in half.  Gather the avocados, limes, corn, green onions, and chiles on a tray for easy transport to the grill and back.  Once grill grates are nice and hot, put the avocados, limes, corn, and chiles on the grill – the avocados and limes should be cut-side down.  Be careful with the chiles and onions because they fall through the grates easily.  Remove the limes and avocados when they have grill marks and are starting to caramelize, but before they blacken too much.  Turn the onions and chiles so that both sides get grill marks.  Remove the onions once they are soft and have color on both sides but before they dry out too much.  Remove the chiles when the skin is blistered all over.  The corn will take the longest – turn it occasionally and cook until it has some color on all sides and the kernels are tender.  Let everything cool enough to be handled.

While the grilled vegetables are cooling, chop the tomato and mince a handful of cilantro.  When cool enough to handle, scoop the flesh of the avocados into a medium bowl.  Chop the green onions – the white part and the green part that isn’t too dried out – and put in the bowl.  Remove the stems from the chiles, slice in half vertically, and remove most of the seeds (the seeds may be left in if you want a spicy guacamole – you decide.).  Mince the chiles and put them in the bowl with the avocado and onions.  Mash everything together in the bowl with a potato masher or whatever you have handy.  Cut the kernels from the corn cob with a sharp knife and add them to the mashed avocado. Stir in the tomato, as much cilantro as you like, and the juice squeezed from two grilled lime halves (reserve the other two halves to adjust seasoning at the end).  Add the salt and a bit of fresh ground black pepper and stir well.  Taste the guacamole and add more lime juice and/or cilantro if you think it needs it (I used juice from both limes, but mine were pretty ripe and sweeter than normal).

Serve immediately with your favorite corn chips or press plastic wrap to the surface and store in the refrigerator until party time.

Recipe notes:  *you may substitute jalapenos for serranos if that’s what you prefer.  If you’re worried about heat, add only half the chopped, seeded chile at the beginning, then taste and adjust from there.  I used two large, seeded serrano chiles and I would say the heat was about medium.  This recipe can and should be doubled or tripled if you’re making it for a crowd.  It goes fast! 

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Summer Fest 2013 Posting Schedule

June 19: Berries
June 26: Peas

July 3: Corn
July 10: Tomatoes
July 17: Watermelon
July 24: Cucumbers
July 31: Peaches

August 7: Eggplant
August 14: Avocados
August 21: Peppers
August 28: Figs

September 4: Beets
September 11: Grapes
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  1. Blue Apron

    Grilling guacamole ingredients was brilliant! We especially love seeing the grill marks on those beautiful avocado.

    9:13 am  Jul 3rd, 2013
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    I really need to try grilling avocados! This guacamole sounds amazing!

    9:29 am  Jul 3rd, 2013
  3. Mia

    Great. Now I have to go buy a barbecue. ;)

    9:32 am  Jul 3rd, 2013
  4. Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl

    I love the idea of grilling the ingredients.. genius! I need to try this.. thank you for sharing!

    10:00 am  Jul 3rd, 2013
  5. Jen @ Savory Simple

    Just hand me the bowl and a spoon!

    10:26 am  Jul 3rd, 2013
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    Hooray, grilled everything! Grilled corn sounds like a particularly great addition to guacamole. Yay! :)

    10:44 am  Jul 3rd, 2013
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    We just had some grilled corn guacamole at a restaurant recently and my husband declared we needed to try some at home. This looks like just the right recipe!

    12:13 pm  Jul 3rd, 2013
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    What a beautiful post! This all looks so delicious! I would have never thought to grill the avocados!

    12:27 pm  Jul 3rd, 2013
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    Loving this grilled guacamole!!! Happy fourth of July!

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    Grill it all!!!

    Beautiful photos. (-:

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    Love the idea of a smoky guacamole! I belong to a CSA too and can’t wait until we get some corn.

    10:08 am  Jul 5th, 2013
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