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Sometimes on Father’s Day…you have to celebrate your mother.

Because she’s fabulous. Because she’s so.strong. Because she’s just pretty much an all encompassing kind of awesome.


And because…it was her birthday two days before. What do you know, she is 24 all over again! Two years younger than you are. Funny how that happens.


So you have a little birthday shindig for her. And what is a shindig, really, without avocados, salsa and chips?

A sad-dig, that’s what.

Thankfully, Avocados From Mexico and Rick Bayless have got you covered on that front. Bayless has created a few fab-o-lous grilling recipes for Avocados From Mexico this year so that we all can have pretty delicious barbecues this summer. I made this tomatillo avocado salsa, which is one of the Rick Bayless recipes with Avocados from Mexico, and let me tell you it was gone in seconds flat.

It is tangy, sweet, and just a bit spicy.  And of course, creamy from the avocados. Everything you want in a dip, and more.

Probably one of the most exciting things about this is that when you make these recipes, not only do you get the prize of eating them…but you can also enter into the The Avocados From Mexico BBQ like Rick Bayless! Sweeps for a chance at winning a trip for 2 to Chicago AND dinner at Frontera Grill AND an autographed cookbook by Rick Bayless…OR one of 2 Weber grills AND an autographd cookbook by Rick Bayless…OR one of 100 $25 gift cards. For details on how to enter and some avocado fun, click here on The Avocados From Mexico Facebook page.

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Grilled Corn and Poblano Guacamole
Recipe from Rick Bayless via Avocados from Mexico


  • 2 small ears fresh corn, shucked
  • 1 small poblano chile
  • 8 ounces tomatillos, husked (about 4 large)
  • 3 avocados from Mexico, halved, pitted, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped red onion, rinsed
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  1. Preheat gas grill to medium or prepare a charcoal grill. Grill corn, turning occasionally, until golden on all sides, about 5 minutes. When cool enough to handle, cut kernels from the cob; remove to a large bowl. 
  2. Grill the chile and tomatillos, turning until skins are nicely charred, about 10 minutes. When cool enough to handle, peel the charred skin from the peppers with your fingers. Remove stem, core and seeds; chop chile and remove to the bowl. Finely chop tomatillos, capturing juices, and add to the bowl. 
  3. Add avocado, onion, cilantro and salt. Coarsely mash avocado; gently stir to combine all ingredients.


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61 Responses to Recipe: Grilled Corn and Poblano Guacamole

  1. This is the perfect summer dip! Happy 24th birthday to your mom;-)

  2. Beth says:

    Happy birthday to your mother! I already knew she was fabulous, given the fabulousness of her daughter. Your guacamole looks like the perfect way to celebrate.

  3. mhm a gorgeous guacamole. Right up my ally Joanne!

  4. Dawn says:

    This looks like a great dish to take as a potluck item for work.

  5. This looks delicious. I do love a good guacamole! What a wonderful way to celebrate your mom!

  6. Oooh, this totally bring guac to a whole new level! Love it!
    Happy b’day to your mom 🙂

  7. SallyBR says:

    Awesome! I firmly believe one cannot have too many recipes using avocados! 😉

  8. This sounds amazing. I think I might “forget” to bring it to a cookout and eat it all myself at home. Happy B-day to your mom, we’re the same age. That’s cute.

  9. Thinking about you on Fathers Day and sending you hugs.

    This is a great recipe. I’ve never tangled with tomatillos before, but I do have some polbanos in the fridge…

  10. I really, really wish I had a big bowl of this right now. The poblano pepper is a fabulous addition!

  11. Natalie G says:

    This sounds like such a GREAT guac recipe, I love trying new version’s and this one sounds awesome with the corn and poblano!

  12. Amy says:

    My sister served a spicy guacamole on Father’s Day. I ate way too much naturally, and ended up sick because of my allergy. It was still worth it.

  13. Yummm I love guacamole! But I so rarely try out fun different versions, I must fix that.

  14. omg, this sounds fabulous! definitely a delicious dip to celebrate the 24yo in all of us 🙂

  15. Fantastic idea. Wil definitely give this a try!

  16. That Girl says:

    Sometimes Father’s Day is the perfect day to celebrate your mother. It’s actually kind of nice that her birthday celebration overshadows it.

  17. Ummmm I want this guac. It looks friggin awesome (I love corn!)

    I’m sure your mom loved her lil bash 🙂

  18. Pam says:

    I know Father’s Day was difficult for you so I am glad you celebrated your mom that day. The guacamole looks AMAZING!

  19. Smokey grilled corn with creamy avocado? Give me a spoon.

  20. Lynn says:

    What a wonderful way to celebrate what much have been a difficult day. Great food – yum.

  21. Eileen says:

    Guacamole is the best. I especially love the idea of adding roasted peppers! So smoky & delicious.

  22. Gorgeous! Happy b day to your mom. She sounds like an amazing person. The Guac looks amazing.

  23. Ashley says:

    Yum. I love pretty much anything that includes avocados. And this looks great!! Hope your mom had a wonderful birthday!

  24. Cathleen says:

    Avocados have only recently become one of my favorite foods. Happy birthday to your mom 🙂

  25. Lately I have been putting corn in everything, but never thought to put it in guac. Thank goodness you are here to rescue me from missing out on this fantastic treat!

  26. That sounds like an awesome dip. I like the addition of the poblano too! Hope you had a great time with your Mom, it’s funny how they stay so young 😉

  27. Shawnda says:

    That is one beautiful of bowl guacamole, absolutely perfect for celebrating!

  28. Gloria Baker says:

    Joanne! Look delicious I love all with guacamole!!

  29. Patsy K says:

    a shindig without avocados would not be a shindig at all! I can’t wait to try this recipe!

  30. P says:

    I have a bag of unopened tortiall chips sitting in the pantry. Now all I need is some avocados (guacamole!) and tomatilos (salsa!) and I’ll be set 😀

  31. Guru Uru says:

    I need this guacamole in my life, it is so gourmet 😀


  32. My mother was ‘older’ for her generation when she had me, and I quickly discovered as a child that one of the best ways to irritate her was to say her age in public 😉

  33. sounds like a great way to celebrate with your mum!

  34. what a great guac! happy bday to your mom!

  35. Kari says:

    I’m not a fan of avocado (outside of desserts…) but love the corn part of this dish and my own mother would love the whole thing – so next time she gets a celebration, it might be the perfect dish to pull out 🙂

  36. It’s recipes like this that make me wish I lived in a country with a better climate for growing fruit and veg… How I would love to have access to non-shipped avocados and fresh tomatillos!

  37. Sammie says:

    I LOOOOOVE avocados! This guac sounds so amazing..! Too bad they’re so expensive here sighh! lol. Happy b’day to your dear moma! 🙂

  38. Hotly Spiced says:

    You can never have too much avocado! Happy birthday to your mum xx

  39. daphne says:

    You know I loveee avocado so this will win for me. With dashes of tobasco of course :p Happy birthday celebration to your mum!

  40. Monet says:

    What a delicious summer dip…and happy celebrations to your sweet and strong and lovely mama. This looks just delicious. I’m sure the grilled corn adds some amazing sweetness and texture!

  41. Man, this sounds fantastic! I love the flavorful upgrade with the poblanos and the sweet corn. That’s what I call guacamole!

  42. grace says:

    there’s probably no batch of guacamole that i’d turn down, but this is particularly fantastic!

  43. Can’t go wrong with a guacamole like this. Love the corn!

  44. Reeni says:

    I am so loving the fact that this has corn in it! A nice change from the norm. I bet your Mom loved it too!

  45. You are so creative! I would have never thought of putting grilled corn and poblano pepper in my guacamole. Love it!

  46. Johanna GGG says:

    great celebration food – birthday wishes to your mum and warm wishes to you and your family on fathers day without your dad – am sure he is remembered

  47. Belated Happy Birthday to your mum! I really want this for dinner now!!it looks SO delicious – I’ve been crazy for avocadoes recently – this will be perfect !!
    mary x

  48. I basically wouldn’t share this with anyone. Ever. I’d hoard it like it was the last food on earth.

  49. Chris says:

    There, I just entered and I used you as the reference source. Those 4 recipes sounds tantalizing, can’t wait to try them.

  50. Hope you guys had a great celebration! And dude, the poblana in this guac is amazing! I can’t wait to try it for myself!

  51. Colynn O says:

    I’m in love. I just ate a whole container of guacamole all by myself! PS: my mom always says she’s 24 too! (And mothers should be celebrated every day. 🙂

  52. This looks delicious. I can’t wait to try this.
    The Bread Makers

  53. Yum Yucky says:

    Yes… yes indeed. My stomachs would very much enjoy this fabulous version of guac.

  54. Elly says:

    I can’t wait to make this. There are so many guac variations from Bayless and I need to get through all of them before I die. 😉

  55. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    Oh goodness, this looks so amazing 🙂 my husband and I would eat this up quick!

  56. Laura says:

    Yum. Love the corn in this.

  57. […] recipes to make, so keep watching  for them, one even has bacon in it! 🙂  Source: JoAnne Eats Well with Others Ingredients: 2 small ears of fresh Corn, shucked 1 small Poblano Pepper 8 oz. of Tomatillos, […]

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