Our 50 — Yes, 50 — Best Guacamole Recipes from Our 50 — Yes, 50 — Best Guacamole Recipes

Our 50 — Yes, 50 — Best Guacamole Recipes

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Our 50 — Yes, 50 — Best Guacamole Recipes

Although rooted in Mexican culture and tradition, guacamole has evolved to take on a variety of influences and non-traditional ingredients — American culture has appropriated the dish so much that it’s practically the “poster food” for Super Bowl Sunday.

Lucky for us, this means there are literally countless versions of guacamole recipes out there for us to enjoy; and the best guacamole starts, of course, with the best avocados.

Finding the perfectly ripe avocado is nothing short of an art form because the window of ideal ripeness is infuriatingly short: too early and the avocado will be hard, fibrous, and tasteless; but too late and you’ll find yourself with dark brown fruit with significant flavor degradation. 

Get inspired by these 50 — yes, 50 — guacamole recipes taken from The Daily Meal’s recipe archive. 

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Another Perfect Guacamole

This recipe yields a solid guacamole base and, in terms of add-ins, allows for creativity and flexibility; deviate as you see fit. Get the recipe here.

Richard Sandoval

Bacon Guacamole

That’s right, bacon. Need we say more? Click here for the recipe.

Blendtec

Basic Guacamole

Instead of using a molcajete, toss your ingredients in the blender for an ultra-smooth texture. For this basic recipe, click here.

Blue Cheese Guacamole

Blue cheese and avocado make a truly delicious union that, as any fan of the Cobb salad can attest to, is not as odd as it sounds. Try it for yourself with this recipe.

Kristie Collado

Chipotle Guacamole

Classic guacamole gets a smoky, spicy twist with just a pinch of ground chipotle powder. If you don't have chipotle powder on hand, you could try adding ground cumin for a similarly smoky flavor. Find this recipe here.

Allison Beck

Chunky Guacamole

Mash up your avocados, but leave some larger, whole chunks for a pleasing mouthfeel and textural contrast. For this recipe, click here.

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Classic Guacamole

The secret to this recipe lies in the method: Crush the onion, cilantro, salt, and chile into an intensely flavored, bright green paste before adding the avocado. Get the recipe here.

George Duran

Crunchy Herbed Guacamole

This recipe gets its crunch from the addition of fresh red radishes. For this recipe, click here.

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Deep-Fried Guacamole

This recipe rolls guacamole balls in crushed tortilla chips, and then deep fries them. Get the recipe here.

Dr. BBQ’s Roasted Garlic Guacamole

Roasting the garlic brings out its sweetness, adding a deeper flavor to complement the jalapeños and creamy avocado. For this recipe, click here.

The Food Charlatan 

Deviled “Guacamole” Eggs Dip

This recipe goes far beyond your typical bowl of guacamole — so much so that cooked yolks are mixed into the guacamole before being piped back into the egg whites. For this recipe, click here.

Kristie Collado

Easy Guacamole

This easy guacamole is as simple as chopping up a few ingredients and then mixing them together. For this Easy Guacamole recipe, click here.

Whole Foods Market

Edamame Guacamole

Made with avocado and edamame, this guacamole variation is both creamy and fresh. Serve with raw vegetables like celery, carrots, and radishes for dipping or alongside baked pita chips as a healthy snack or appetizer. For this recipe, click here.

Lauren Topor

El Greatest Guacamole Recipe

The twist with this recipe? Pomegranate seeds. Get the recipe here.

El Delfín Shrimp Guacamole

In Oaxaca they have grasshoppers, but in San Blas they have shrimp! Betty Vázquez, executive chef of the El Delfín restaurant at Hotel Garza Canela in San Blas, Mexico, incorporates locally caught shrimp into her guacamole; the addition makes the dish a meal in itself. Find her recipe here.

Ben Fink

Eva Longoria's Chunky Guacamole With Serrano Peppers

Actress Eva Longoria has a few tricks that give her guacamole great flavor and texture. First, she uses lemon, not lime, juice and then swaps jalapeños for serrano peppers. For Eva Longoria’s Chunky Guacamole recipe, click here.

Tabasco

Fiesta Guacamole

Stir in Tabasco Green Pepper Sauce to give your plain ol’ guac a spicy bump in flavor. Try the recipe here.

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Five-Minute Guacamole

This guacamole features fresh salsa and can be made in five minutes. Just blend a few tablespoons of ready-made salsa in with the avocado, garlic, and salt. For the full recipe, click here.

Forest Friendly Guacamole

America’s insatiable taste for guacamole is endangering forests in central Mexico. To help, consumers can use creative substitutes to minimize their reliance on Mexican avocados. Brazilian chef Paulo Machado recommends a fruity reinterpretation of guacamole that uses a fraction of the avocado typically found in the dish. The recipe calls for mango, peach, and the savory texture of papaya to fill out the rest of the body. Get the recipe here.

Maryse Chevriere

Fresh Guacamole

Here is a basic recipe that will serve as a solid foundation for you to play around with, and, as the name suggests, it's best made fresh and served immediately. Click here for the recipe.

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Garlic Guacamole

Instead of spending time peeling and mincing fresh garlic, you can use garlic flakes — like in this recipe for garlic guacamole.

Grand Residences Riviera 

Grand Residences Riviera Guacamole

Chef Yann Councesic, of the Grand Residences Riviera in Cancún, Mexico, hails from France and has very particular ideas when it comes to guacamole. His secret: green apple. That might elicit gasps from traditionalists, but it actually adds a lovely bit of crunch for those who prefer a chunkier guacamole. Click here for the recipe.

Grand Solmar Land's End 

Grand Solmar Land's End Guacamole

This guacamole hails from the Grand Solmar Land’s End Hotel in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. It’s finished with fresh pico de gallo, which makes for a stunning presentation. Find the recipe here.

Rick Bayless

Grilled Corn and Poblano Guacamole

Because this is such a substantial guacamole, chef Rick Bayless likes to serve it less as a dip for chips and more as an accompaniment to smoky, grilled shrimp, chicken, fish, or pork. For this recipe, click here.

Clint Cantwell

Grilled Guacamole

Quickly grill your avocados before mixing them with fresh tomatoes, cilantro, and lime juice to give your favorite dip a slightly smoky flavor. Find the recipe here.

La Sandia

Guacamole del Sur

There are grasshoppers in this guacamole, but don’t let that scare you off. Grasshoppers add a pleasant crunch to this regional take on traditional guacamole. In Oaxaca, grasshoppers are delicacies known as chapulines. Click here for the recipe.

Le Blanc Spa and Resort

Guacamole Le Blanc

Chef Marco Antonio Cázares, of Le Blanc Spa and Resort in Cancún, Mexico, has discovered that by adding tiny cuts of fresh zucchini to his guacamole, it prevents oxidation but won’t affect the overall taste of the dish. Click here for the recipe.

Metronomix

Guacamole of the Sea

This award-winning guac recipe calls for a whopping 13 ingredients; lime-cured flounder and pickled red onion included. For this recipe, click here.

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Guacamole

No stress, no fuss: Make this basic guacamole recipe any day of the week. Click here for the recipe.

W.W Norton and Company

Guacamole With Bacon, Grilled Ramps (or Green Onions), and Roasted Tomatillos

Ramps are only available in the spring and only in certain parts of the United States, but green onions are easy to find anywhere any day. Click here for the recipe.

Rosewood San Miguel de Allende

Guacamole With Garlic Confit

Some would say that garlic is an absolute no-no in guacamole, but the chefs at Rosewood San Miguel de Allende buck tradition in the name of flavor. Try this recipe here.

La Sandia

Guacamole Yucatán

If you can handle the heat, make this guacamole recipe that calls for a full tablespoon of habanero paste. Click here for this recipe.

Kristie Collado

Holy Guacamole

This easy-to-make dip keeps all of the bright, citrusy, and peppery flavors of your favorite guacamole recipe but adds an extra layer of deep, smoky flavor by roasting the jalapeño  in the oven. Click here for the recipe.

Taste of Home

Homemade Guacamole

This super-simple, super-easy guacamole recipe only has five ingredients: avocado, onion, cilantro, salt, and lime. Find the recipe here.

Lifeway

Kefir Guacamole

Add kefir, a slightly tangy fermented milk drink popular in Eastern Europe, to guacamole for extra vitamin D, calcium, and a hit of live and active cultures. Click here for the recipe.

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Lean and Green Guacamole

Whether you pair this guacamole with whole-grain chips or vegetable sticks, your body will benefit from the avocado’s healthy fats. This light dip can even add flavor to your meal without the excess calories of other sauces. For the Lean and Green Guacamole recipe, click here.

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Mango Guacamole

The sweetness of the mango pairs well with the spiciness of the chile. Enjoy this chunky twist on everyday guacamole with this recipe.

Dos Caminos

Perfect Guacamole

This renowned guacamole is by far one of the most famous dishes at Dos Caminos in New York City. In each of the seven Dos Caminos locations, the guacamole is prepared tableside in a lava stone molcajete according to each guest’s specifications. For the Dos Caminos Perfect Guacamole, click here.

Zan Passante

Quick and Easy Guacamole

Add the tomatoes, lime juice, sour cream, avocados, and salt to a bowl then mash it all up with a fork — that’s it! For the full recipe, click here.

Rancho La Puerta

Rancho La Puerta Guacamole

The flavor is this recipe from Rancho La Puerta in Baja, Mexico, is heightened by mashed peas. But as the chef notes, instead of peas you can also substitute well-cooked broccoli, edamame, or even cooked asparagus. Get the recipe here.

Julie Ruggirello

Receta Guacamole

Step up simple homemade guacamole with sautéed chorizo, which adds savory and spicy notes. Click here for the recipe.

The Health Warrior 

Roasted Garlic and Chia Guacamole

Elevate your guacamole game with roasted garlic and chia seeds; find the recipe here.

Vegan Feast Catering

Roasted Garlic Guacamole With Custom Garnishes

At your next party, lay out a create-you-own guacamole bar; you can serve this guacamole alone and lay out various toppings such as fresh cheese, jalapeño, tomatillo salsa, lump crab and/or crumbled bacon. For this recipe, click here

Roberto Santibañez

Seafood Guacamole

This is a guacamole that has graduated from snack to proper appetizer — it’s loaded with lump crab meat and shrimp, making it hearty and filling. Click here for the recipe.

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Sun-Dried Tomato Guacamole

For a twist on traditional guacamole, try this recipe that features sun-dried tomatoes and green chiles. Find the recipe here.

The Paleo Kitchen 

Sweet Plantain Guacamole

This savory recipe for guacamole made from avocado and plantains is completely gluten-free and paleo-friendly. Try it here.

The St. Regis Mexico City

The St. Regis Mexico City Guacamole

Olives, cheese, and radishes? This one certainly goes off the guacamole grid, but chef Guy Santoro’s innovative take on this dish is a winner. Try it making it with this recipe.

Sheri Giblin

Tomatillo Guacamole Dip

Tomatillos resemble small green tomatoes except that the tomatillo has a papery husk surrounding the fruit. Look for firm fruit with dry, intact husks when making this recipe.

Viceroy Riviera Maya Hotel

Viceroy Riviera Maya Guacamole

Chef Jetzabel Rojas Barragan, of the Viceroy Riviera Maya Hotel in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, uses chicharrones, or pork rinds, as the special ingredient that gives this guacamole a special crunch. For this recipe, click here.

Wolfgang Puck

Wolfgang Puck Edamame Guacamole

Here, edamame is puréed along with ripe avocados and seasonings. The result: a lighter take on traditional guacamole punctuated by a stunning pale-green hue. Find the recipe here.

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