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Avocado Dip with Grilled Corn Salad

Avocado Dip

a creamy avocado dip flavored with lime, jalapeño, and garlic, topped with a simple grilled corn salad, and served with tortilla chips

servings: 4-6

Ingredients

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  • 4 ears corn, in their husks
  • 1 small shallot, very thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup packed cilantro leaves
  • ¼ cup packed basil leaves, torn
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 3 limes
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • kosher salt
  • 4 ripe avocados, peeled + pitted
  • 2 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • 1 small jalapeño, roughly chopped
  • ¼ cup greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup crumbled cotija cheese
  • tortilla chips, for serving

Instructions

  1. Heat the grill over high heat. Once hot, place the corn in their husks over the flames. Cover the grill and cook for about 6 minutes until tender. Remove the corn and when cool enough to handle, remove the husks.
  2. Place the corn back over the flames just for a minute or two to develop a quick char on all sides. Transfer the corn to a cutting board and allow to cool. Cut the kernels off.
  3. Transfer the grilled corn kernels to a mixing bowl. Add the shallot, cilantro, basil, honey, juice of 1 lime, and vegetable oil. Mix well and season with salt to taste.
  4. Add the avocado, garlic, jalapeño, greek yogurt, juice of 2 limes, and a ½ tsp of kosher salt to the bowl of a food processor. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  5. Plate the avocado dip in a shallow bowl with the corn salad over top. Garnish with the cotija cheese. Serve with tortilla chips for dipping!