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Corn Guacamole Recipe

Grilled Corn Guacamole is sweet, smoky and so satisfying! We love this spin on Classic Guacamole. The addition of sweet charred corn, red onion, and a bit of cumin make this an irresistible appetizer.

Corn guacamole in a bowl served with tortilla chips

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Our family consumes a massive amount of avocados (thankfully they are good for you!) and guacamole is our specialty. This corn guacamole recipe is among our all-time favorites, right up there with Spicy Guacamole.

Corn Guacamole Ingredients:

You’ll need all of the basic guacamole ingredients: 3 large avocados, 3 Tbsp fresh lime juice, cilantro, red onion, salt, pepper, and ground cumin. The ground cumin amplifies the flavor of corn and gives this taste like southwestern guacamole.

Instead of traditional tomatoes, we add corn from two grilled corn cobs. Check out our easy tutorial on how to make Grilled Corn in Foil. We love grilled corn because you get those beautiful charred marks and a bit of smoky flavor.

Ingredients for corn guacamole with avocados, corn, cilantro, red onion, limes and seasonings

Can I Use Canned or Frozen Corn?

We love this best in the warmer months when corn is in season and super sweet, but we have used organic canned or even frozen corn (cooked according to package instructions) when the craving strikes in winter.

You can also use our Instant Pot Corn on the Cob if you have fresh corn and prefer not to use the grill.

Corn guacamole in a bowl topped with grilled corn kernels

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Corn guacamole appetizer served on a tortilla chip

Get the print-friendly recipe below with instructions for how to make corn guacamole as well as the nutrition information.

Corn Guacamole Recipe

5 from 5 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Grilled corn guacamole in a bowl with a tortilla chip
Grilled Corn Guacamole is sweet, smoky and so satisfying! We love this spin on Classic Guacamole. The addition of sweet charred corn, red onion, and a bit of cumin make this an irresistible appetizer.
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $8-$10
Keyword: corn guacamole
Cuisine: Mexican, Tex Mex
Course: Appetizer
Calories: 193
Servings: 6 people as an appetizer


  • 3 large avocados
  • 2 cobs corn on the cob, grilled
  • 1/2 red onion, sweeter flavor
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, (1/3 bunch) chopped
  • 3 Tbsp lime juice, from 2 limes
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper, or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp cumin


  1. Cut avocados in half lengthwise and remove pits. Use a spoon to scrape the avocado into a medium bowl. Mash avocados with a potato masher to a chunky consistency.

  2. Squeeze 3 Tbsp of fresh lime juice over mashed avocados while preparing remaining ingredients.

  3. Cut corn kernels off of the cobs and add to the bowl along with diced onion, and chopped cilantro. Season with 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp black pepper and 1/2 tsp cumin. Stir just until combined and serve.

Nutrition Facts
Corn Guacamole Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 193 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 207mg9%
Potassium 598mg17%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 293IU6%
Vitamin C 15mg18%
Calcium 14mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Welcome to my kitchen! I am Natasha, the blogger behind Natasha's Kitchen (since 2009). My husband and I run this blog together and share only our best, family approved and tested recipes with YOU. Thanks for stopping by! We are so happy you're here.

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  • Doreen Shulman
    June 28, 2020

    What could I use in place of cilantro? Thanks!


    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 28, 2020

      Hi Doreen, you can also try parsley or basil.


    • Wendy Station
      July 1, 2020

      I use fresh spinach to replace cilantro.


      • Natashas Kitchen
        July 1, 2020

        Thank you so much for sharing that Wendy!


  • Sara Welch
    May 2, 2020

    Love the addition of corn; so delicious! Looking forward to enjoying this with some chips again this afternoon!


    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 2, 2020

      Sounds like a great plan. Enjoy!


  • Toni
    May 2, 2020

    The addition of the grilled corn knocks this guacamole recipe out of the park! Made a batch today and will again for Cinco de Mayo.


    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 2, 2020

      So glad to hear that you loved it, Toni!


  • alisha
    May 2, 2020

    The sweet charred corn is a great twist – I’m glad to have this new variation!


    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 2, 2020

      I hope you love this recipe, Alisha! We look forward to your feedback.


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