I’m going to assume many of you are quite like me when it comes to guacamole. It goes on everything, the more the better, and yes – I will pay extra.
Classic guacamole is the complement to any meal that you can’t go wrong with. I love to pile a scoop on top of barbacoa or carnitas, load it up into a gluten-free taco, or top off some rice and beans with it.
Basically, anyone who eats food can find a good pairing (a.k.a. everyone).
I recently went to one of my favorite restaurants where they have an entire menu devoted to guacamole. You can build your own, or choose from their tried and tested combinations including a duck confit guac with bacon or tuna belly with sesame seeds.
Like, it’s completely ridiculous and it’s the best thing ever. Inspired by their inventive and delicious menu, I thought we should round up some of the best guacamole recipes that step outside of the box.
The best part about spicing up your guac? All you have to do is mix a few extras in and voila – it’s transformed before your very eyes. This is probably the best and most popular party trick I know.
Crab guacamole from Skinnytaste
Crab is just PERFECT in guac. It’s light and flaky with a mildly fishy taste so as not to overwhelm. It lends the dip a protein boost so you can snack wisely and fill up a little bit.
Plus, this recipe is pretty classic with the addition of lump crab meat and nothing else. Sometimes, simple is best, and you’ll love dipping into this one – trust me! Get the recipe from Skinnytaste.
Mango guacamole from Fit Foodie Finds
Sweet things lend themselves well to guac. I love the addition of chunky fruit in a creamy avocado blend, and you will too if you haven’t tried it yet.
This classic guac is jazzed up with juicy, ripe chunks of mango for a little something tropical. This is the perfect guac recipe for summer parties and BBQ events. Get the recipe from Fit Foodie Finds.
Cheesy chipotle bacon guacamole from How Sweet Eats
What isn’t made better by adding a healthy dose of crispy bacon and queso fresco? The answer is nothing. This loaded guac has a kick, too, with a spicy addition of chipotle peppers and adobo sauce.
This combination is undoubtedly one of the most delicious. Get the recipe from How Sweet Eats.
Strawberry goat cheese guacamole from Two Peas and Their Pod
Strawberries and goat’s cheese are a combination we tend to only see on salads. Let’s switch things up a bit with this gorgeous guac recipe.
Fresh summer berries and creamy goat’s cheese not only lend great texture and flavour, but they’re super nutrient-dense foods so you can feel good about snacking smart. Get the recipe from Two Peas and Their Pod.
Blue cheese and smoked almond guacamole from Platings and Pairings
This one has it ALL going on. It’s smoky and tangy. It’s creamy and crunchy. Across the boards, it’s just flat-out decadent. This bowl is chock-full of healthy fats from avocados, almonds, and blue cheese.
It’s a bit like a cobb salad. You know we love salad, but guac is stealing the show today, so why not experiment with a new green base for your toppings? Get the recipe from Platings and Pairings.
Guacamole with fresh leek & jalapeños from Eat Drink Paleo
Jalapenos and leeks? You. Bet. Leeks encompass everything that is good about that crisp and pungent taste from raw onions, plus a twinge of garlic that boosts flavor so beautifully.
Some jalapenos in the mix bring home that spicy goodness which pairs brilliantly alongside the rest of the ingredients. Get the recipe from Eat Drink Paleo.
Caramelised pineapple, bacon, and goat cheese guac from How Sweet Eats
It’s getting a bit more wild and wonderful as we go along in this roundup. Here you have caramelized pineapple which brings out that natural sweetness (and looks just stunning), more bacon action because duh, and goat’s cheese to round out that smoky sweet goodness.
If you want to “junk” things up, this is your recipe. Get the dish from How Sweet Eats (the queen of fancy guac!).
Roasted poblano and charred corn guacamole from The Chunky Chef
Getting a good char on your add-ins is a pretty surefire way to make your guac stand out a cut above the rest. This dish features charred corn and roasted poblano, bringing home that smoky deliciousness that just cannot be paralleled.
While this one takes a bit of effort, rest assured that the work is worth it when you get to scoop heaps of this on your tortilla chip. Get the recipe from The Chunky Chef.
Festive pomegranate guacamole from Cookie and Kate
If you want to get festive, this is it. Pomegranate arils are one of the most antioxidant-rich fruits on the planet, so paired up with another of our favorite super foods – avocado – we’re kinda in love with this healthy appetizer.
Plus, it looks gorgeous! The splash of red against the creamy green, plus pomegranate’s tart and juicy crunch is a dream. Take it up a notch and add a bit of feta – yum! Get the recipe from Cookie and Kate.
Avocado hummus and salsa verde from The Mediterranean Dish
Can’t choose whether to make hummus or guacamole? Don’t choose, then! This hybrid brings together the best of both worlds in a dreamy, Mediterranean-inspired blend of avocado, chick peas, and Greek yoghurt – three healthy ingredients we love!
Oh, and the cherry on top is clearly the generous layer of ultra green salsa verde on top. Talk about flavor, my friends. Get the recipe from The Mediterranean Dish.
Thai guacamole from Host the Toast
This guac is injected with awesome Thai flavor for some seriously tasty and fun fusion cuisine. We’ve got some sesame oil in the mix, sweet chili sauce, cumin and ginger for a little spice and warmth, a drizzle of Sriracha because you’ve gotta, and a garnish of crunchy sesame seeds.
If you like Thai, you will LOVE this. Get the recipe from Host the Toast.
Green chile & roasted tomato guacamole from Two Peas & Their Pod
Get the recipe from Two Peas & Their Pod here.
Let us know which guac has stolen your heart! Hopefully, this roundup has inspired you to kick things up a notch whether you want something a little sweet or something more savoury. Pin this roundup for later from here!