I don’t know about you, but we have been finding awesome corn so far this season. There has not been a bitter ear in sight. It has all been that juicy, sweet, worm-less perfection that I wait all summer for. Since it has been so great, I have been continually overestimating how much corn we can eat. The good news? Leftover corn is so versatile!
Here I’ve mixed leftover corn that had been boiled on the cob into a very simple guacamole. If you’ve never made guac before, no worries! The hardest part is choosing perfectly ripe avocados. My best friend discovered this method when she was living in Texas, and since I started checking under the little stem I rarely choose a bad avocado. The other thing to keep in mind is to press very softly on the avocado to test it’s ripeness. Press too hard and you’ve just bruised some poor fool’s avocado. Not cool.
Sweet Corn Guacamole
3 ripe avocados, cut in half and pit removed
1/4 cup diced tomato (I used 5 beautiful grape tomatoes)
1 tbs diced red onion
2 small cloves of garlic, crushed
corn from 1 ear, sliced off of the cob*
juice from 1/2 lemon**
flaked sea salt to taste***
Scoop avocados from the flesh into a medium sized bowl. Mash with a fork and mix in tomato, onion, and garlic. Fold in corn and lemon juice. Season with plenty of salt. Serve right away with good tortilla chips.
* As I mentioned above, I used leftover corn that had been boiled on the cob for several minutes and then refrigerated for a few days. It was still perfectly sweet and worked great. You could also use raw, fresh corn, but make sure that you have really good sweet corn. Raw corn can be wonderfully refreshing if it is really ripe and sweet.
** I heard somewhere that Eva Longoria only uses lemons, not limes, in her guacamole. She seems like a lady who knows what she is talking about, and I definitely agree that lemons give it a fresh, wonderful flavor. Try it with lemon at least once, but you can use lime juice if you prefer.
*** Want to make your guacamole really stand out? Use coconut lime smoked sea salt instead of regular flaked sea salt. Incredible!