April 16, 2020

Spicy Corn Guacamole

Spicy Corn Guacamole is a refreshing dip, with a good kick of spice and an incredible texture. This plant-based guac is only five ingredients!

I used to not really love avocados. I understood the appeal of them: they have a buttery texture and can be paired with so many foods for an incredible flavor. But for whatever reason I never enjoyed them.

Until a few weeks ago.

Before all this quarantine stuff, I got together with some of my friends. Normally I make my own dips and such, but this was a last minute thing so we ran to the store and grabbed some party-foods, including guac. The guacamole we got was actually incredible.

My favorite part: there was corn in it. For some reason, this changed my perception on guac.

A week or two later, I saw ripe avocados on sale at the store and I got some in hopes of remaking the guac that I bought at the store. I grabbed a couple other simple ingredients and headed home to experiment.

Turns out, making good guacamole isn't actually that hard. It only takes a couple spices to whip up a delicious dip.

Spicy Corn Guacamole

Spicy Corn Guacamole Ingredients

  • Avocados: If you are making the guacamole on the same day you buy the avocados, make sure to get soft, ripe avocados. If not, buy harder, less-ripe avocados and let them ripen at home.
  • Jalapeno Pepper: We'll use an entire pepper and most of the seeds for this recipe.
  • Cooked Corn Kernels: Frozen corn is your best bet here. Canned corn is often in a sugar water mixture, so to avoid added sugar, choose frozen. If you happen to have leftover corn on the cob, using that corn would be delicious!
  • Salt: A pinch of salt livens up the avocados.
  • Cayenne: The jalapeno will provide some spice, but in order for this guac to be truly spicy, cayenne is necessary. Plus, it adds a different type of spice than the jalapeno.

Spicy Corn Guacamole

How to make Spicy Corn Guacamole

Step 1. Start by mashing the avocados. Then chop the jalapeno into small pieces - you want them to be pretty small so they aren't an overwhelming texture in the dip. Add the pepper and about half of its seeds to the avocado.

Step 2. Add the corn, salt, and cayenne to the avocados and jalapeno. Stir to combine. Taste and add more cayenne and/or salt if desired. Enjoy!

Recipe Prayer

Thank you God for inspiration, even when times are tough. Thank you for giving us little joys.

Spicy Corn Guacamole

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Spicy Corn Guacamole

Spicy Corn Guacamole is a refreshing dip, with a good kick of spice and an incredible texture. This plant-based guac is only five ingredients!















  • 2 Medium Avocados
  • 1 Jalapeno Pepper
  • 1/4 Cup Cooked Corn Kernels
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 – 1/2 Teaspoon Cayenne


  1. In a medium bowl, mash the avocados.
  2. Chop the jalapeno into small pieces. Add the pepper and about half of its seeds to the avocado.
  3. Add the corn, salt, and cayenne to the avocados. Stir to combine. Taste and add more cayenne if desired. Enjoy!

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January 16, 2022
Tracy Henry
Made this tonight. Absolutely delicious Elizabeth. You got this one just right!
Oh yay! I'm so glad you enjoyed it :)
January 16, 2022
L Collins
Hi Could you please confirm two things:1. The amount of salt. Seems like too much. 2. The directions say there is lemon juice in the dressing but it’s not listed under ingredients. ThanksL.
Hi there! Confirming that the two teaspoons of salt in the dressing is correct. I didn't salt the cauliflower when roasting it or the salad after it was done, so this amount of salt was perfect. If you're concerned about it you can decrease the amount of salt in the dressing and then add more at the end if you need it. As for the lemon juice, SO sorry about that! It was a typo in my directions and I've removed it now. Hope this helps :)
December 20, 2021
This looks lovely! Do you have a recipe for the red pepper hummus also? Thank you!
Hi Martha! I don't have a recipe for red pepper hummus on my site. I suggest taking a traditional hummus recipe and blending in roasted red pepper.
November 22, 2021
Amanda J Lehmann
I tried these and they were delicious! A bit dense but flavorful and the "buckeye" blend of peanut and chocolate was on point! Recommend!
Yay! I'm so glad you liked them! -- Elizabeth
December 6, 2021
Hi, these look amazing. I was wondering, could I used powdered peanut butter in place of creamy for the recipe? thanks
Hi Grace! There is already some powdered peanut butter in this recipe, so adding more might make the texture more gluey. Also, the real peanut butter adds some fat, which helps create flavor. That said, if you want to use powdered peanut butter, I would suggest mixing it with a high-fat liquid like coconut cream and then measuring out 2/3 cup. Hope this helps! Let me know how it goes :) -- Elizabeth
November 15, 2021
You mention using vegetable broth in your introduction but it isn’t included in the recipe
Hi Becky - thanks for pointing this out. I have removed mention of vegetable broth from this post. You do not need any vegetable broth. The mushrooms will release natural liquid which will prevent any sticking. -- Elizabeth
September 23, 2021
Tracy Henry
Hi Elizabeth, LOVE you recipes. Please keep them coming. :)I was wondering, can you share what is the vegan chocolate bar you used in this recipe?
August 28, 2021
Henry (Hank) Mader
thank you for the oil free recipe. I'm getting introduced to wild Bolete mushrooms here in Colorado, and everyone sautes Bolete's in butter or olive oil. I'm on a veggie, oil free regimen for heart health reasons. and your recipe suggestion may fill the bill. I can't wait to give it a try.
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This is so fun! Loving your creamy photography :)
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This looks incredible! So yummy and pretty photography