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!
And then I 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.
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I grilled these on my indoor grill with just a touch of cooking spray. But let me tell you that charred corn complements the smooth and creamy guacamole so well!
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 notnormally used in a traditional guacamole recipe. So that’s totally optional (I guess), but I’m Lebanese, so garlic is never an option haha!
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.
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!)
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!
FYI: I have leftover tips in my notes below, but does anyone actually need that when it comes to guacamole?!
This recipe for simple guacamole is a fail-proof easy homemade recipe - the perfect appetizer for a party that is easy, tasty, healthy and customizable!
Keyword: Easy Guacamole, Homemade Guacamole
Author: Yumna Jawad
1large ear of cornshucked
1/4cupfinely chopped red onion
Juice of 1 lime
Salt and pepperto 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 immediately with tortilla chips, or cover with a plastic wrap directly on the guacamole and store in the fridge for up to 2 days
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.
Simple Guacamole with Roasted Corn
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 187Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Total Carbohydrates 9g3%
Dietary Fiber 6g24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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