This simple guacamole recipe has been a staple recipe in my house for ever! In fact, anytime I have any ripe avocados, it just a given that it becomes guacamole! Serve it with freshly grilled corn for a quick and easy appetizer dip that everyone will love. Take your guac to the next level with this recipe!
We make this guacamole all the time, and I often customize it depending on what I have on hand, or how fancy I wanna be. I brought up the fancy notch this time. I decided to grill some corn to add some poppin color and poppin flavor to my simple guacamole recipe.
Be sure to check out my post on How to cut an avocado to help you make this dip quickly and easily.
I grilled the corn on my indoor grill with just a touch of cooking spray. It’s so worth a little more effort. Let me tell you that charred corn complements the smooth and creamy guacamole so well!
The final outcome is a chunky flavorful simple guacamole that you an 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 beautiful purple potato chips.
How to make simple guacamole with grilled corn
Remove the flesh from the avocado and mash it with a spoon until it’s as smooth or as chunky as you like it.
Mix in the cilantro, red onion, garlic, jalapeno an lime juice and taste and season.
Grill your corn and add it to the guac along with the cotija cheese.
Tips to make this simple guacamole
- Use ripe avocados. When you squeeze them they should give a little, this makes them much easier to mash.
- Taste the guacamole before serving and add salt and pepper to suit your taste. Good guacamole has a generous helping of salt to boost all of the flavors.
- 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!
- Don’t skip the lime. Guac needs acid to help cut through the fatty avocado and always use fresh lime juice, not the bottled stuff.
Frequently asked questions
What are the ingredients in a simple guacamole recipe?
Into the bowl of guacamole is our usual suspects: the mashed avocado, finely chopped red onions (you can use a food processor if you’d like), lime juice, chopped fresh cilantro, chopped jalapeno and minced garlic – which I recently learned is actually not normally used in a traditional guacamole recipe. So that’s totally optional (I guess), but I’m Lebanese, so garlic is never an option haha!
How long does guacamole last?
Avocados have a nasty habit of turning brown quickly, but the lime juice in this guac will slow the process. Once you have made it, cover it tightly with plastic wrap and keep it in the fridge. It should last well for about two days if no air gets in.
Do you serve guacamole straight away?
If you can let the guacamole sit (covered) in the fridge for a couple of hours before serving. This allows all of those flavors to really meld together.
Ideas To Customize Your Simple Guacamole
- Add seeded chopped tomatoes – red or green will do
- Try it with some ground cumin
- No fresh garlic? Substitute garlic powder
- Swap out the chopped red onions for onion powder
- Use serano chili instead of jalapeono (but beware: it’s FOUR times more spicy!)
- Give it some extra heat with hot sauce
- Use a food processor for more smooth and creamy consistency
- Go for the toppings: grilled corn, cotija cheese, olives, tomatoes, pomegranate seeds, pine nuts…go nuts!
- Serve with purple potato chips (like I did), tortilla chips, baked pita chips, tacos, or quesadillas or plain and simply on your spoon (I hear you!)
What to eat with guacamole
We’re obsessed with this simple guacamole recipe in my house. It’s the perfect beginner recipe that is fail-proof every time you make it! You will love it and your family and guests will surely eat it up!
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Simple Guacamole with Roasted Corn
- 1 large ear of corn shucked
- 3 ripe avocados
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
- 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
- 1 garlic clove minced
- 2 tsp minced jalapeno
- Juice of 1 lime
- 3 Tbsp cotija cheese
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Cut the avocados in half lengthwise. Remove the pit, scoop out the avocado flesh with a spoon and place it in a bowl. Mash with a fork until you reach your desired consistency
- Add the cilantro, red onion, garlic, jalapeño and lime juice. Season with salt and pepper.
- Add the grilled corn and the cotija cheese on top
- Serve with tortilla chips
- Preparation: For best results, use very ripe avocados which tend to give in a little when squeezed
- Storage: Since avocado are sensitive, it’s best to eat the guacamole right after making it. If you’d like to store it in the fridge, cover it with a piece of plastic wrap pressed on top of the guacamole so it is touching it. This usually prevents it from browning. If some browning does occur, just scrape the browned layer off and serve.
- Nutrition: Please note that the nutrition label provided is an estimate only. It will vary based on the specific ingredients used.