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How to Make Street Corn Guacamole

Street corn and guac are highly compatible: Both are traditional Mexican dishes, they’re easy to make, and they’re both versatile (and irresistible). It’s almost like they were made for each other. The question is: What’s the best way to bring them together?

You can make street corn guacamole in three easy steps. Let’s dive in.

Related: Get your sweat on — read the expert’s guide for making spicy guacamole.

How to Make Street Corn Guacamole

Step 1: Make the Guacamole

There’s really no wrong way to guacamole, but classic guacamole ingredients include:

  • Avocados
  • Salt
  • Lime juice

From there, you can expand your flavor and texture palette with ingredients such as:

  • Tomato
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Cilantro
  • Jalapeño

No pressure, but the ripeness of your avocado can make or break your guacamole. When choosing the perfect avocado, look for a dark color. Give it a light squeeze—ripe avocados will give a little without feeling mushy.

Carefully cut into your avocado longways, all the way around the pit. Twist the halves in opposite directions until loosened. Then, lightly tap your knife into the pit and twist sideways to remove it. Scoop out the flesh, place it into a bowl, then mix in your desired ingredients. Taste test and adjust as necessary.

Step 2: Prepare the Street Corn

Street corn is also known as “elote.” You need five base ingredients to make it:

  • Corn (on or off the cob)
  • Mayonnaise
  • Cotija cheese
  • Lime
  • Chili powder or hot sauce

Add flavor and texture with these extras:

  • Sour cream
  • Vegetable or canola oil
  • Cilantro
  • Garlic

Street corn is traditionally made on a grill, but you can also cook street corn in a cast-iron skillet on the stove or in the oven. The level of char depends on your preference.

Step 3: Combine, Eat, Rejoice!

Here’s the fun part. You have two options for eating guacamole with street corn:

      1. Slather your guacamole mixture across the cob lengthwise and chow down.
      2. Carefully slice the grilled corn kernels off the cob into your guacamole mixture. Stir to combine and sprinkle extra cotija cheese on top. Garnish with fresh cilantro for extra presentation points. Enjoy the classic way with tortilla chips!

What Are You Waiting For?

Street corn guacamole is a simple and fun snack to prepare, and it’s even more special when it’s made to share. Don’t be afraid to get creative and mix in new, unexpected flavors. The skillet’s the limit.

Get the inspiration flowing by browsing more of our favorite guacamole recipes.

By Avocados From Mexico June 03, 2020

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