Zesty Roasted Corn Guacamole
It is amazing, when you love some ingredients, they keeping showing up every where you go! (clear indication of foodie going mad! lol!) These ingredients are like that "beautiful bag" which you saw in a store, pretended to ignore it for high price and then found every other person holding the same bag... which kept you restless..... until you bought one and hung on your shoulder :) Wow! that was imaginative! isn't it?
To foodie people like you and I, our ingredients are those beautiful "bags" which may not be costly, but are priceless to us! Two such ingredient for me are: avocado and corn. I get immediately interested to try something if that has good serving of corn and avocado! Needless to say, when sweetness of corn meets creamy avocado in a zesty salsa or guacamole, magic happens! and that splash of lemon is quintessential to this happy marriage!
So far, one of my dearest avocado and corn combination has been Chilled Avocado Soup..... recently... this avocado and corn guacamole has made second dearest place in my heart!
Mexican cuisine is not just my favorite for nothing! I'm a die-hard fan of delicious, zesty, sweet and creamy flavors put together in healthy amalgamation of flavors! And that my friend, I see, often in Mexican Cuisine.
Starting from roasting corn, I could feel the deliciousness that was awaiting me.... I was drooling..... even when removing the kernel off the cobs... (partly.... I'll also give to my growling stomach which was waiting for me finish the prep and give him something to eat...)
I'm sure you thinking what was my inspiration..... or in other words, where did I found my favorite "bag" this time ;) Well.... this happened the same place I got inspiration for Orange Adobo Margarita.... our very favorite CPK (California Pizza Kitchen). Since, we shifted our apartment, CPK is closest and when we are not planning to eat at home over the weekend, CPK has become our favorite place to be. I like the fact that they are open almost till midnight. So perfect for those late-night cravings (specially!) When I saw it first in their menu, I knew, I have to try it!
This recipe is inspired from CPK but is certainly not a copycat. First of all, CPK don't use "roasted" corn. Second, the guacamole, served in CPK also has black beans.... but I decided to skip some carbs from my version and kept it just all fresh veggies. I like the fact that without beans, this guac is also fit for Paleo Diet. However, feel free to add some cooked and rinsed black beans, to make portion size more substantial, if you prefer.
By the time, I added diced avocado to this bowl loaded with fresh vegetables, my craving were hitting all high nodes....
I hardly waited for splash of lemon, seasonings, and hardly a few clicks.... before I jumped to eat it right from the bowl....
I'm sure you can imagine from the rustic slash sloppy ;-) presentation.... this is how I prepared and ate it as well.... could hardly save some to click few pictures, the way, I actually intended too. lol! This final click is explaining my story with avocado and corn, pretty well...
PS: For the record, if you wondering even a slight bit..... "why is it not called salsa?!" I would say, if avocado was not star of this plate and if it was not for CPK, I have no problem calling it Avocado and Corn Salsa! :)
You were wondering! Weren't you?
If you like corn and avocados like I do, I'm certain you will like this simple and simply delicious guacamole. Include it in your next Menu for Tex-mex party or make a big bowlful for Cinco De Mayo get-together! Why? Because, there always room for "one more Guacamole" ;) Just don't forget to serve a bowl of chips on the side.
Btw, chips will not be paleo. If serving for Paleo Party, serve veggie chips or lettuce leaves to make lettuce wraps. Oh! before I direct you to guacamole, this dip is Vegan and also gluten free.
Have a great day!
Here are few fiesta dip and chips recipes, for your next party:
Zesty Roasted Corn Guacamole
IngredientsRoasted Corn Guacamole
- 1. Roasted or grill corn on open flame until blistered and tender. Set aside to cool a bit, then run knife through kernels to remove kernels in a bowl.
- 2. Slice red bell pepper, scallions (green onions), serrano and add to the bowl with corn.
- 3. Add in small diced avocado, chopped cilantro. Top with lemon juice, salt, black pepper, and paprika. Mix well to combine and leave refrigerated for at-least 20 minutes for flavors to develop. Serve with big bowl of tortilla chips. Enjoy!
You can included some black beans on the side and lettuce leaves to make healthy and lite veggie tacos.
To prevent browning of avocado, make sure to add lemon juice just when you slice avocado.
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marudhuskitchenIt would tasty with any type of chips I think..awesome
SavitaThanks, Vani :) It sure will taste great with eve potato chips :) Ask me, I can eat it with spoon too ;)
AnupamaEvery picture tempting me to dive right in! This is irresistible Savita. They are my favourites too!
SavitaAnupama, thanks! Glad you like these naans!
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happywhat a great twist on guacamole. I love the addition of corn.
Savitathanks, Dannii! I'm glad you like it my friend!
nusrath jahanGuacamole with corn .....sounds interesting:) D?
SavitaNusrath, thanks a ton! Guacamole and corn are my favorite these days!
ManaliYummmm!! I can eat a big bowl of that right now, seriously too hard to resist especially with that roasted corn!
SavitaWhat I love the most; is that aroma of roasted corn! super addictive! thanks, for stopping by and also for pin :)
Anu-My Ginger Garlic KitchenOh God, Savita! How do you manage to make me drool every time! :) This roasted corn guacamole looks and sounds so inviting. Simply loved the innovative idea of adding roasted corn. YUM YUM! :)
SavitaThanks, dear Anu! Roasted corn is sure hit with guacamole!
MiraBright pictures and delicious guacamole, perfect for summer! Love the addition of corn! I wish I had a bowl of this in front of me right now!
Savita:) Thanks, Mira! I wish I can send you this bowl right away!
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N SpiceThis guacamole looks just perfect! I love that you made it with corn! So creative and sounds so delicious!
SavitaGayle, thanks! :)
ConnieYum! Corn in guacamole sounds absolutely amazing...and now that I think about it... guacamole shouldn't be without it!
SavitaWelcome to the "club" my friend! Corn and avocado are made for each other! :) thanks for stopping by!
padmaLoved the inclusion of corn...great idea!...Looks very refreshing and inviting:)..Lovely presentation and clicks as usual:)...I want to dive into the bowl:)
SavitaPadma, thanks! I'm glad you like my friend!
Olivia @ Olivia's CuisineI love the idea of corn with guacamole. I've never had it that way... Can't wait to try it!
SavitaOlivia, thanks! I'm sure you will love corn and avocado together!