Simply Healthy Family: Cotija and Roasted Corn Guacamole ‪#‎IsabelsBirthdayBash‬


Cotija and Roasted Corn Guacamole ‪#‎IsabelsBirthdayBash‬

This fork smashed guacamole recipe is a long time family favorite and is served at almost every get together. It's a crowd pleaser for obvious reasons and makes me happy because it takes only a few minutes to throw together. I for one, could eat a big bowl of this along with some salsa and tortilla chips as the main course for lunch or dinner. 

I joined The Sunday Supper Movement in January of 2014 wanting to connect with like minded food bloggers who felt strongly about eating healthy meals together as a family. I never expected how much being a member of such a wonderful family would impact not only my blog but my life. The level of devotion from the members of Sunday Suppers and their sincere dedication towards the movement and each other has blown me away. My blog has gone noticeably from a place lost in web space to a little place where friends can gather and chat about food, family and friendships. Isabel better know as Family Foodie started Sunday Suppers some years ago to bring back families to the dinner table and it has grown exponentially since then into a large group of friends which I am blessed to be a part of!

So in true Sunday Supper form, a bunch of us got together to celebrate the Sunday Supper founder, Isabel aka Family Foodie's Birthday, with lots and lots of good food of course!

A big fat, super special thanks to Terri from Love and Confections for creating and organizing this fun event!!!

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Not your normal,  boring  smooth and creamy guacamole, this is center of the table worthy. Fork smashed just ripe California avocados are combined with just enough chopped scallions, a bit of diced red bell pepper a pinch or two of chili flakes and of course lime juice. Then just to throw the party into high gear I added some freshly roasted corn off of the cob and a generous handful of salty, crumbly Cotija Cheese.

You'll want to make sure you have an extra bag of chips all to yourself for this one.

Isabel is know for her family oriented approach to food meaning simple yet flavorful and filling recipes.

and this Warm Shrimp and Avocado Salad

or this Grilled Sirloin Steak with Corn and Avocado Appetizer

and this  White Bean, Corn, Tomato and Rice Skillet which is perfect for a busy weekday.

SERVES....... HARD TO SAY        YIELDS    ABOUT 4 CUPS            TIME   10 MINUTES

You Will Need

4 large California Avocados (make sure they are soft to the touch but not too mushy)

1/2 cup red bell pepper, finely chopped

1/3 cup sour cream

1/3 cup large curd cottage cheese (or more sour cream)

1/4 cup scallions (white and light green part of a green onion) finely chopped

1 juicy lime, juiced

1 cup roasted corn on the cob kernels

1/2 cup cilantro, chopped

1/2 cup Cotija cheese, crumbled (can substitute with feta, both are salty cheeses)

1 teaspoon cumin powder

1/2 - 1 teaspoon or to desired taste red chili flakes (can use minced jalapeno)

pinch of salt (careful, the cheese is salty)

Wanna get crazy? Add some crumbled freshly cooked bacon!

In a medium size bowl, smash the avocado with a fork to desired consistency. Stir in sour cream, cottage cheese then the rest of the ingredients. Save some of the cheese to sprinkle on top.

Join me in celebrating Isabel's Birthday with all the delicious food and drinks her #SundaySupper family prepared!

Birthday Drinks:

Birthday Appetizers:

Birthday Main Courses:
Birthday Desserts:



  1. Aww what a fun birthday celebration!! Guac is definitely necessary at any reasonable party, and i love that this one is stuffed with corn AND cheese! My two favorites.

  2. That's just for me, right? You'll need to make another coupla bowls for everyone else. :)

  3. Holy guacamole, this looks incredible! DEFINITELY not normal and boring!

  4. Wow, what a fantastic sounding guac!!!

  5. This looks amazing, I can't wait to try it! I love guacamole but this? This looks even better!

  6. Hi Gwen, such a good idea, I belong to a cooking group and it really is a great way to make very good friends. Love guacamole and this looks like a big winner in my book.

  7. This is one nibble that I would never miss! Love every single ingredient here!!! YUM!

  8. Wow. Just WOW. We are guac fiends over here, and now I know what is going into our guac the next time we make it!

  9. Oh, my. First, I adore chunky guacamole. Then with roasted corn? And cotija? I could make this my dinner!
    P.S. I have a feeling you'd be able to bake up a pretty amazing cake if you needed to :)

  10. Yes I want to get crazy and add bacon! I need to make a double batch!

  11. Guac is always great for parties! I like your thinking!

  12. I love everything about this guac! It makes me so sad that I am allergic to avocados now :(

    1. Oh NO!!! You know, I actually have developed a little allergy to them as well but I just can't help myself! ;)

  13. I love guacamole and this one looks extra special with corn and crumbly cheese- yum!! Can't wait to try it!

  14. What a great movement she started! I love the idea and need to check out more about it. This guacamole is so fun. I love the cottage cheese you added in--such a great idea!

  15. Yum, I love guacamole and would happily eat a bowl of this for dinner, love the cotija cheese on top!

  16. I love guacamole! It's my favorite and goes on everything!

  17. This looks fantastic! You can't go wrong with cojita and avocados!

  18. This looks amazing! What a fun way to celebrate Isabel's birthday!

  19. Chips? Oh No. I'm not wasting precious stomach space on filler. I'm going after this with a spoon.

  20. This is the best birthday celebration ever! Thank you Gwen, for making my birthday so special and for being a big part of #SundaySupper. You rock!

  21. Guacamole seriously makes me happy! I need to try it with roasted corn - that sounds delightful! Thank you for participating Gwen!


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