May 26, 2013

Corn and Tomato Guacamole

We spent the last 24 hours in Branson, Missouri.  The traffic in Branson is some of the worst I've ever seen.  That was pretty much my take-away (oh, and I need a tan).


Happy Memorial Day!  Here's a great summer appetizer...

One thing I really don't like about Missouri is the darkness at night.  I'm a firm believer in daylight.  All daylight, all the time.  So aside from the wind, rain, and 50* temperatures, summer in Alaska agreed with me.  Or, shall we say, it was tolerable.  Why SHOULDN'T it be daylight all the time in the summer?  I don't like the dark.  I know it sounds odd...I watch some pretty "dark" shows..Dexter, The Walking Dead, True Blood...but I enjoy the daylight.  So that, I'm finding, is a rough adjustment.  

Another thing that was slightly disappointing: Avocados are still over $1 a piece.  Granted, I didn't expect an avocado tree to fall into my lap (though that'd be nice).  But hey, can't win them all.

One thing I like about Missouri: the sweet corn.  Just a regular old 30-cents-an-ear-piece of sweet corn packs more flavor than you could imagine.  In Alaska, corn was always like 60 cents an ear, and it usually wasn't any good, so we didn't buy it.  In PA, corn doesn't start tasting good until July/August.  In this pseudo-southern state though?  It's already amazing in May.  I'm not sure where the grocery stores get the corn...but I like it.

I took my guacamole recipe, and put some sweet corn in it.  Nothing screams "summer!" more than guacamole.

Corn and Tomato Guacamole

2 avocados, peeled and pitted

2 garlic cloves (grated or finely minced)

Juice of 1 lime
3 T of chopped cilantro
1 Roma tomato, finely chopped (or a small handful of grape tomatoes, diced)
1/4 cup of sweet or red onion, finely chopped
1 ear of corn, shucked
1/2 t salt

 In a small mixing bowl, mash the avocados.  Blend all the other ingredients into the avocados, adding more salt to taste, if necessary.  Cover and store in the fridge for 30 minutes before serving.  It'll last a day in the fridge, but is best if eaten immediately.


  1. What do you mean your guacamole will last a day in the fridge? Mine barely lasts through a meal!

    I have never thought about adding corn to it. I may try it this summer!

  2. We actually got some pretty good corn the other week! I was pleasantly surprised! :)

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE that dress!

  3. I will have to try this! Kyle would love it.

  4. Angel got me hooked on avocado--but it's often $1 for 1 here, too. Once, my aunt found them on sale for 39 cents apiece, and she bought 6 for Angel and I because she knows how much we like them. However, Angel's a snob and says guacamole is for 'white people.'

  5. I love that dress!!!

    You should see Florida's traffic and drivers. Good lawd!

  6. Yeah, they're on sale for 10/10 here. BUT at Walmart in summer they are way cheaper - I think I paid 75 cents there last week. Because I gotta feed my addiction, no matter what. I love this guac!

  7. Oh just wait until daylight savings time in doesn't work too well!

  8. That looks delicious. I spent $1.99 on an avocado the other day. Don't feel too bad about the price you paid.


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