Lime Grilled Corn Guacamole is a bright, delicious recipe packed with the fresh flavors of summer. Spread it in a sandwich, serve it with chips, or top your grilled meat, chicken or fish with it!I can’t get enough of avocados in the summertime! I absolutely love them — on their own, in salads, avocado fries, and of course, in a guacamole recipe.
The key to making fantastic guacamole is starting with fantastic avocados!
Inspiration for Key Lime Grilled Corn Guacamole
I have a new avocado find I’m excited to tell you about! California Avocados Direct. They grow absolutely delicious, beautiful Hass avocados. They’re thin-skinned, with great flavor and a wonderfully creamy, super smooth texture.
When they sent me an avocado to sample, I felt like it was my birthday. It was wrapped like a jewel.
Nutrients in Avocados
- Here’s something interesting. . . see the darker green color along the edge of the avocado in the photo below? That’s the part that comes into contact with the skin, and it contains more nutrients than any other part of the fruit. Make sure you get all that good stuff!
- According to the California Avocados site, “avocados provide nearly 20 essential vitamins and nutrients and are a good source of fiber and folate, potassium, vitamin E and B vitamins.”
- Please remember that the fat in avocados is the good kind! It’s good for you!
Sometimes the best way to eat a perfect avocado is with nothing more than a sprinkle of salt, or with nothing at all.
I was further inspired to create my Key Lime Grilled Corn Guacamole Recipe by this big bag of Key Limes I was sent from Melissa’s Produce.
I love their sweet and tangy flavor.
What are Key Limes?
- Key limes are thought to have originated in Indonesia or Malaysia, though their name comes from its association with the Florida Keys, where it is best known for flavoring the oh-so-delicious Key Lime Pie.
- They are smaller and have more seeds than other limes.
- While Key limes are typically picked when green, they are yellow when ripe.
- Some say the flavor of Key limes is the same as other limes, and some might say they are more tart and more floral.
Here’s my step-by-step guide on How To Cut An Avocado!
I hope you love this Key Lime Grilled Corn Guacamole Recipe as much as I do.
Lime Grilled Corn Guacamole is a bright, delicious recipe packed with the fresh flavors of summer. Spread it in a sandwich, serve it with chips, or top your grilled meat, chicken or fish with it!
- 1 ear fresh corn
- olive oil
- 1 medium-large ripe avocado
- 1 tablespoon yellow onion, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, finely chopped
- juice of 3 Key limes
- garlic salt, salt and cayenne pepper to taste
Preheat a stove-top grill or a BBQ. Rub a bit of olive oil on the corn and season it with salt and pepper. Place it on the grill once it's hot. You should hear a sizzling sound -- if you don't, the grill isn't ready. Wait for the sizzle or your corn won't char! Only grill the corn long enough to mark it on all sides, a total of about 3 minutes. Cut the kernels off the cob and set them aside.
Cut the avocado in half and remove the skin and pit. Then, in a small mixing bowl, use a fork to mash it to the consistency you prefer (I like it a bit chunky). Add the onion, cilantro lime juice and corn. Mix to blend and then season to taste with the garlic salt, cayenne, and a bit of sea salt if necessary.