Guacamole is truly one of life’s simple pleasures. In its base form, it’s nothing more than mashed avocados, a jalapeno, chopped onion, lime juice, and a little salt. But there are so many twists and variations that make this classic dip even better, give one a try!
1. Simple Guacamole
If you’ve never made guacamole before, this is an excellent place to start. This easy recipe adds cilantro and cherry tomatoes to the basic guacamole formula for a super tasty treat.
2. Kale Guacamole
This recipe uses both kale and cilantro for an extra green twist on guacamole. Kale works very well in guacamole since it naturally has a brighter, slightly acidic taste to it that perfectly complements the zinginess of the lime juice.
3. Black Bean And Corn
Similar to Texas Caviar, this guac recipe adds black beans and corn for extra flavor and protein in addition to all of the classic guacamole ingredients. If you prefer your guac super spicy, you can leave the seeds in your jalapeno or sprinkle on some red pepper flakes for extra heat.
4. Grilled Guac With Parmesan And Basil
In a twist that’s reminiscent to pesto, this grilled guacamole recipe advises charring your avocado halves on grill for a few minutes for tons of extra flavor. Fresh basil, lemon, and parmesan pair well with the grilled avocado and give this guac recipe an Italian flair.
5. Roasted Tomato Guacamole
As we saw in the grilled guac recipe, roasted/grilled vegetables add an incredible flavor profile to guacamole. Try this roasted tomato version with fresh summer tomatoes.
6. Tropical Fruit Guacamole
If you love a bit of sweet-and-salty, this is the perfect guacamole recipe for you. Mango and pineapple brighten up the guacamole for an island-inspired treat. Pro tip: try serving this guacamole on top of a mild white fish like Mahi Mahi, Tilapia, or Grouper for a delicious tropical dinner.
7. Guacamole Hummus
Guacamole + hummus = a dreamy, creamy dip combination you never knew you needed. This irresistible dish uses homemade guac and homemade hummus to create your new favorite appetizer.
8. Charred Jalapeno And Peach Guac
Like mango and pineapple, peaches brighten up this guacamole recipe while the jarred jalapeno adds a smoky flavor that adds depth to the whole dish.
9. Bacon Cojita Guacamole
It’s a known fact that bacon makes everything better, including guacamole. This recipe uses fresh bacon and crumbled cojita cheese for a not-so-average gauc twist.
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10. Roasted Corn And Poblano
Corn and poblano peppers are two ingredients that absolutely shine when you roast them, and they’ll take your guacamole to the next level in this recipe.
Guacamole is such a versatile dip, it’s no wonder there are so many variations!