From Classic to BLT Style: 10 Ways to Make Guacamole

Last Updated January 27, 2016
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When it comes to flavor and nutritional value, an avocado is one of nature’s most perfect foods. Take a few ripe ones, add a squeeze of lime and a few dashes of kosher salt and you’ll have the simplest version of everyone’s favorite dip. Whether you’re a guacamole purist who appreciates a classic recipe or you're looking to mix it up with a spicy poblano kick or served BLT style, we’ve rounded up 10 ways to make this beauty. 

 

Guacamole

Make this guacamole with chicken tinga mini tostadas or serve alongside tortilla chips.

BLT Guacamole

BLT Guacamole
A twist to traditional guacamole mirroring a good BLT sandwich.

Sesame Seaweed Guacamole

Serve this creamy, vibrant, mineral-rich dip with corn tortilla chips, alongside any summer grilled vegetables, or tucked inside fish tacos with a crunchy Asian slaw.

Fire-Roasted Poblano Guacamole

Fire-Roasted Poblano Guacamole
The roasted poblanos give this guacamole a wonderful smoky flavor. Cesar Sanchez is a master of fire-roasted peppers and salsas that he started making for friends at cookouts in his hometown of...

Guacamole Verde with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds & Cheese

Guacamole Verde with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds & Cheese
The addition of pumpkin seeds and Manchego cheese to this guacamole was inspired by a dish that I had in Baja, Mexico. Pepitas, or pumpkin seeds, are widely popular in Mexican cuisine and can be eaten...

Guacamole for a Big Party

mexican dip platter with guacamole
The recipe for this chunky guacamole comes from KJ’s Caribe, a local favorite in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Owner K.J. Zumwalt is known for his sauces and salsas and the simplicity of this recipe...

Guacamole Verde with Tomatillo

Guacamole Verde with Tomatillo
It’s pretty hard to get a perfectly ripe avocado at the grocery store. But a trick I learned for speeding up the ripening process is to put them in paper bags with apples or bananas. Those fruits...

Special Guacamole

Special Guacamole
Avocado is pretty much a mainstay of my diet. I eat it as often as I can. I love the taste; while its creamy texture lends itself well to smoothies and salads and is simply delicious in this...

Simple Guacamole

Guacamole
This guacamole is simple, easy and open to interpretation. My culinary approach relies on taste, rather than strict measurements and I encourage my readers to think of each recipe as a framework of...

Guac-Kale-Mole

Guac-Kale-Mole
What better way to supercharge guacamole than by adding kale? We asked the kale expert herself, Elise from Kale and Chocolate, to give us her perfect recipe. This recipe is a great replacement for...

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