Save me some of that Guac!

guac COVER

Confession: I have this little major obsession for guacamole.  I absolutely love the chunky avocados, the sweet corn and lime juice combined with the kick of red peppers and onions… mmmm mmmm good!  Serve with baked tostitos or pita chips. 🙂

Here’s my recipe for my similar-to-Chilis-but-not-quite-the-same guac! (I know I’m bias, but mine is better because it is super fresh!)

Homemade Guacamole with Sautéed Sweet Corn

Ingredients:

  • 3 avocados
  • 1-2 jalapeno, minced
  • 1/2 small red onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp lime juice, plus more to taste
  • 1-2 tbsp cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 – 1 cup corn
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black peppercorn

Step 1: Cut everything up!  Mince the pepper and chop the cilantro.  Cut the Avocado in half lengthwise, remove the seed and cut the inside of the avocado into small squares.  Chop the onion into small pieces.

guac chop

Step 2:  Turn on the Burner! Heat the oil on high.  Add the peppers, onion and corn (make sure to drain corn first).  Let sizzle, roast and pop a little until the corn is cooked.  Watch out, the corn really will pop if you don’t cover! Cook about 5 minutes, remove from stove and let cool.

guac corn mix

Step 3: Mash and Mix.  Scoop out the center of the avocados into a medium bowl.  Mash it!  I really like my guac chunky so I don’t mash all the way.  Mix in the corn mixture, and remaining ingredients – cilantro, salt, pepper and lime juice.

guac mash

Step 4: Chill and serve!  I think guacamole tastes best when it is cold.  Plus as you let the guac sit, the flavors will begin to mix together, make it taste even better (don’t trust me? Try it!)  It was very hard for me to let the guac cool so I put it in the freezer for a few minutes to rapid chill!

This version has corn in it so it is similar to the guac at Chili’s.  You can also add pico de gallo or take out the corn.  Any way you make it, it’s bound to taste yummy!  Any it’s so healthy!

Did you know?! Avocados are high in fiber and vitamin K?  Avocados’ greatest benefit could be the carotenoid antioxidants – in other words – really good stuff for you like anti – inflammatories and when you combine with other food, you improve your nutrient absorption… good stuff!

I’m so glad Publix is only 0.5 miles away because I may need to make some more guac before the night is over!

So make some quac, eat it and share it!  It’s sure to be a hit!