This easy and delicious guacamole dip is topped with perfectly grilled/roasted corn. Quick to make and made for sharing, it's a great summer appetizer!
This Guacamole Dip with Corn is a twist on my simple guacamole recipe. The grilled corn gives the guacamole a sweet and smokey flavor that really takes the dip up a notch. It’s a great recipe to enjoy during the summer with fresh or leftover grilled corn.
I make this guacamole all the time, and I often customize it depending on what I have on hand. The grilled corn really adds some pop of color and pop of flavor and complements the smooth and creamy guacamole so well!
- Corn: Use fresh ears of corn. We grill these to really bring out the natural sweetness. If you are in a pinch, you can use frozen corn and brown it n a skillet. It’s best to stay away from canned corn in this recipe.
- Avocados: The base of a guacamole. Loaded with healthy fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants, this is a dip you can feel good about eating.
- Red onion: Red onion is milder than white or yellow so can be used raw. Dice it finely so that it’s not overpowering.
- Cilantro: To add a burst of fresh flavor. If you don’t like cilantro, you can use parsley instead.
- Garlic: Use freshly minced garlic for the best flavor.
- Jalapeno: To add a little spice. If you don’t like things spicy, you can omit this.
- Lime Juice: Use fresh lime juice rather than bottled, it’s so much zingier and fresher in flavor.
- Cotija Cheese: A Mexican cow’s milk cheese. If you can’t find cotija, feta is a good substitute.
How to make guacamole with roasted corn
Grill the corn
I grilled the corn on my indoor grill with just a touch of cooking spray. It’s so worth a little more effort.
Make the dip
Mash the avocado with a fork until you reach your desired consistency, then stir in the other ingredients to combine.
The final outcome is a chunky flavorful simple guacamole that you can customize however you’d like! I cut up the grilled corn, added it to the bowl, threw some cotija cheese on top, and served it with these some purple potato chips.
Tips for making this recipe
- Use ripe avocados. When you squeeze them they should give a little. Ripe avocados are not only easier to mash, but they have a richer flavor and creamier texture.
- Don’t use a food processor to make the guacamole. It will turn it into a puree and you’ll have extra clean up to do! If the avocados are ripe, all you need is a fork or potato masher to get the job done.
- Don’t skip the lime. Guac needs acid to help cut through the fatty avocado; plus it helps to slow down the browning of the guacamole. Always use fresh lime juice that is more zingier than bottled.
- Taste the guacamole before serving. Add additional salt and lime juice if needed. Good guacamole has a generous helping of salt to help boost all of the flavors.
Frequently asked questions
The lime juice in this guac helps to slow the browning process, so if you keep it covered in a container in the fridge, it will be good for about 2 days. To lengthen the life of the guacamole, place plastic wrap over it in a container, with no air pockets and it can last up to 5 days.
Yes, you definitely can! I actually like to let the guac sit, covered in the fridge, for about an hour before serving it. I find this lets the flavors really develop.
I love to serve this dip with chips or crudite for a delicious shareable appetizer. It’s also great as a spread on sandwiches!
More dips to try
- Avocado Hummus Dip
- Feta Dip
- Spinach Dip
- Corn Salsa
- Greek Yogurt Peanut Butter Dip
- Homemade French Onion Dip
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Guacamole Dip with Corn
- 2 large ears of corn shucked
- Cooking spray
- 3 ripe avocados
- ⅓ cup finely chopped red onion
- ¼ cup chopped cilantro
- 1 garlic clove minced
- 1 jalapeño pepper seeded & minced
- Juice of 1 lime
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons cotija cheese optional
- Heat a grill pan on medium-high heat and spray the corn with cooking spray. Add the corn to the grill pan and use tongs to rotate the corn every few minutes until tender and charred on all sides, about 7-10 minutes.
- Cut the avocados in half lengthwise. Remove the pit, scoop out the avocado flesh with a spoon and place them in a bowl. Mash with a fork until you reach your desired consistency
- Add the cilantro, red onion, garlic, jalapeño and lime juice and season. Stir carefully to combine.
- Add the grilled corn on top (or mix in) and top with cotija cheese, if desired. Serve immediately with tortilla chips.