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HG's Rockin' Roasted Corn Guac 'n Chips
HG's Rockin' Roasted Corn Guac 'n Chips

You Make Me Wanna Scoop!
When we saw that Chili's had unleashed a fancy new guacamole on the masses -- one loaded with fire-roasted corn, no less -- we just had to make it over. We even whipped up some super-easy toasty chips. Get ready for some serious dipping with our Rockin' Roasted Corn Guac 'n Chips!


For Guac

1 cup frozen sweet yellow corn
One 15-oz. can early/young peas, drained
1/2 cup mashed avocado (about 1 medium-small avocado's worth)
1/4 cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt (Fage Total 0% is the best!)
4 tsp. lime juice
1/2 tsp. chopped garlic
1/4 tsp. salt, or more to taste
1/8 tsp. black pepper, or more to taste
1/8 tsp. ground cumin
1/8 tsp. chili powder
3/4 cup chopped cherry or grape tomatoes
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
Optional: chopped fresh cilantro, chopped jarred jalapeño slices

For Chips
Twelve 6-inch corn tortillas
3/4 tsp. salt

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Bring a skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to high heat on the stove. Add corn and cook until thawed and slightly blackened, about 8 minutes. Set aside to cool.

Place peas in a medium bowl and mash thoroughly with a potato masher or fork. (Or puree peas in a small blender or food processor and transfer to a medium bowl.) Add avocado, yogurt, lime juice, garlic, and dry seasonings. Continue to mash until blended.

Stir in corn, tomatoes, and onion. If you like, mix in cilantro and/or jalapeño. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

To make the chips, divide tortillas into two stacks and cut each in half. Cut each stack of halves into three triangles, for a total of 72 pieces.

Spray a large baking sheet with nonstick spray. Evenly lay about one-third of the tortilla triangles flat on the sheet.

Cover triangles with a generous mist of nonstick spray, spraying for about 2 seconds. Evenly sprinkle with 1/8 tsp. salt. Flip triangles over and sprinkle with another 1/8 tsp. salt.

Bake in the oven for 5 minutes. Carefully flip tortilla triangles over on the sheets. Continue to bake in the oven until crispy, about 5 minutes longer.

Repeat baking process until all the chips are baked. (If you have extra baking sheets and a large oven, feel free to do it all at once!)

Once cool enough to handle, transfer chips to a serving bowl. Serve with chilled guac and enjoy!


Serving Size: 1/3 cup guacamole with 9 chips
Calories: 160
Fat: 4g
Sodium: 456mg
Carbs: 27.5g
Fiber: 4.75g
Sugars: 4.5g
Protein: 5g

PointsPlus® value 4*

HG Alternative! Prefer your guacamole without chips... with cut bell peppers and jicama, maybe? (Yum!) Make the guacamole only; a 1/3-cup serving of the guac itself has 76 calories, 2.25g fat, and 3g fiber.

Chili's Fire-Grilled Corn Guacamole w/ Chips
Chili's Fire-Grilled Corn Guacamole w/ Chips

Wish You'd Never Been Corn...
We've said it before: The appetizer menu at Chili's is scary! One could get dizzy looking at that collection of deep-fried chicken, chili cheese fries, hot cheesy dips, and other craziness. So when your eyes drift to this avocado dip with charred corn bits, it might look pretty reasonable. There's no cheese, no fatty meats, no creamy dressings... Score, right? Nope. First of all, the app includes a big ol' basket of greasy chips. Secondly, although avocados are full of healthy fats, it is possible to have too much of a good thing. And since it's borderline impossible to stick to just a few chipfuls when faced with a bowl of that chunky green goodness, it's safest to skip the restaurant version and make our copycat recipe at home. Ours has everything that's awesome about the original, including the neato scorched corn niblets and the crispy chips, plus the addition of our secret ingredient. (Hint: It's peas.) Mash, mix, dunk, and smile!

Serving Size: 1/4th of an order
Calories: 350
Fat: 21g
Sodium: 562mg
Carbs: 37.5g
Fiber: 6.25g
Sugars: n.a.
Protein: 4.25g

PointsPlus® value 9*

This Thursday, September 16th, is National Guacamole Day. Try out our new version with ROASTED CORN, or whip up the original!
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