August Guacamole

IMG_2496My counter was littered with the spoils of August this morning. A tipped over bag of freshly picked corn, plump red tomatoes, heavy with ripeness and glowing in a patch of sunlight.

There were also avocados, a sweet onion, jalapeño peppers, and limes earmarked for tonight’s guacamole. It occurred to me that combining these things might elevate a simple guacamole to something special.

I cooked more corn than I needed for corn salad in order to have an extra cup of cooked kernels for the guacamole. My philosophy regarding fresh corn is to cook it the day it was picked. Always cook more than you need. It’s useful in a myriad of ways.
Recipe for corn salad:
https://saltwaterinfluenced.wordpress.com/2015/06/30/fresh-corn-and-basil-salad/

August Guacamole

Ingredients:

2 ripe avocados
1 large tomato, chopped
1/2 of a sweet onion, diced
1 cup of fresh, cooked corn kernels
1 jalapeño pepper, seeds and membrane removed, finely diced
juice of one fresh lime
kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Method:

1. Peel and mash the avocado, but keep it chunky.
2. Add the tomato, onion, corn, and jalapeño.
3. Squeeze the juice of a lime over the mixture and stir gently. If your lime doesn’t produce much juice, add a second lime.
4. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
5. Serve with taco chips.

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About Mary Jane

I am a retired English teacher. My husband, Frank, and I have lived on Cape Cod since 2000. I am a lifelong bread baker and writer and have been posting a blog on Falmouth Patch for the last few years. Savory Seasons has been largely devoted to recipes and food in general. I am hoping to expand my focus in this new blog.
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