5 Tasty Twists on Guacamole

Spicy guacamole dip

Classic guacamole recipes are delicious, with their creamy avocado, sweet tomato, mildly spicy onion and pepper, and zesty lime juice. If you’re just getting started, there’s nothing wrong with that basic guacamole recipe. But if you’re looking for something a little more out of the ordinary, consider one of these variations:

  1. Fresh Herb and Fruit Guacamole:
    Avocado is actually a berry or stone fruit, and it’s often used for sweet dishes in tropical climates. Pick out some classic Caribbean flavor combinations like mango and mint and try those instead of onions and peppers.
  2. Spicy Guacamole Dip:
    You can always add more peppers to fresh guacamole dips to give them a little more zing. But you can also create spiciness by taking avocados Asian: Mix a little wasabi paste into your avocado, then throw in sesame oil, scallions and sesame seeds.
  3. Cobb Salad Dip:
    Mix chopped hard-boiled egg, bacon and crumbled blue cheese into your mashed avocado. If you’re concerned regarding the health benefits of having a Cobb salad without the salad, spoon the mixture into lettuce cups for an easy appetizer.
  4. Deconstructed BLTA:
    There’s nothing better than a classic BLT sandwich combined with rich avocado. To recreate this flavor profile, chop tomatoes and crumble ulta-crispy bacon into your guacamole. Then offer diners an option of toasted bread or lettuce wraps to pair with the avocado dip.
  5. Southwest 7-Layer Guacamole:
    Since layered dips often include guacamole, it’s easy to see how actually incorporating the rest of the ingredients into a guacamole intensifies these flavors, long a favorite of parties and potlucks. To change up the texture, used diced avocado and whole black beans along with tomato, onion, shredded cheese and black olives. Top with a dollop of sour cream.

Also remember that your favorite guacamole recipes can be used as toppings and sides for entrees; these recipes using guacamole can let you enjoy the treat without the risk of eating too many carb-filled chips. What are some twists on classic guacamole recipes that you’ve tried? Share in the comments. Helpful links: sabra.com

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