Let’s be honest here – anything more than salt, lemon, a little lime, and avocado isn’t really necessary to make guacamole. It’s pretty perfect, just like that. But that doesn’t mean you have to – or should – stop there. I know I almost never do.
For this year’s Cinco (Cuatro) de Mayo Bash, I was thinking of doing a “guacamole bar” al a my friend Josie with bowls of fun toppings for guests to top their own smashed perfection, things like:
Pico de gallo
Mexican grilled corn, cut off the cob
And a mountain of cilantro.
Because I’ve yet to discover that line where “too much cilantro” is actually too much cilantro. (As long as chocolate isn’t involved, I’m not sure that line exists.)
For this batch, I took three of those ingredients: The kernels cut from two Mexican grilled corn cobs, some tangy goat cheese, and a couple slices of salty, smokey, crispy bacony bacon. And I made what was quite possibly the best guacamole combo ever. (You know, aside from “best guacamole ever” that is simply the bare minimum.)
Guacamole with Grilled Corn, Bacon, and Goat Cheese
Guacamole studded with grilled Mexican corn, tangy goat cheese, and smokey bacon.
- 3 large avocados, seeded and diced.
- Juice of 1 small-ish lemon (~2-3 Tbsp)
- Juice of 1 lime
- Kernels cut from 2 Mexican grilled corn cobs
- 4 oz crumbled goat cheese
- 2 slices of thick cut bacon, crumbled
- Large handful of cilantro, chopped
- Tortilla chips for serving
- Smash the avocado with lemon juice, lime juice, and salt.
- Fold in the corn, goat cheese, bacon, and cilantro.
- Serve cold or room temperature.
- For breakfast or a party.
- Or lunch.
Yields: ~3 cups
Estimated time: 15 minutes
Um, what. I just did a mental checklist of what’s in my fridge, and lo and behold, I have everything I need for this. Lunch is now planned. And you may think I’m joking, but don’t be surprised if I show up to your house for your party. #stalker
I would EVEN go clear out the guest bedstorageroom for you!
I agree, this is probably the best guacamole combo ever. Love the ingredients, would be so hard to resist. Thanks!
The crumbled bacon sounds so good with the avocado! Just what we are craving for a snack right now.
You are putting out a bowl of bacon? I shall hide that from my kids or no one else will see that bacon.
Wow, this is great, I’d attack that bowl and call it dinner. YUM!
OMG now all I’m going to be able to think about all weekend is a guacamole bar. That. must. happen.
Yum – I could eat a whole bowl of this all by myself, I bet! Looks delicious!
This guac is LOADED with all the good stuff!