Beyond Guacamole: 15 Festive Avocado Recipes for Cinco de Mayo Slideshow

Think beyond guac while still using the beloved avocado at your fiesta

Beyond Guacamole: 15 Festive Avocado Recipes for Cinco de Mayo

We’ve rounded up 15 delicious party-worthy avocado recipes that don’t necessary require you to mash the fruit to tiny bits. From salty, handheld appetizers like avocado and bacon pita chips to creamy, irresistible avocado soup shooters to even a fudge dessert and a cocktail, these recipes will help to diversify your Cinco de Mayo menu without foregoing the insatiable avocado.

Avocado and Bacon Pita Chips

Avocado and Bacon Pita Chips
Yasmin Fahr

If you can turn on an oven and stack ingredients, you can make this salty, satisfying handheld dish. The crisp, salty bacon and crumbled feta cheese pair perfectly with ice cold cervezas and margaritas.

For the Avocado and Bacon Pita Chips recipe, click here.

Avocado Fries

How can you make ripe, flavorful avocados taste even better? Fry them, duh! But because of avocados’ healthy fats and a high frying heat, these fries are something you can actually feel good about munching on.

For the Avocado Fries recipe, click here.

Avocado, Black Bean, and Corn Salsa

It’s true that you eat with your eyes first, and this bright, colorful salsa is visually addictive. Whether you serve this as a dip, side dish, or sandwich topping, this easy-to-make salsa is flavorful and satisfying.

For the Avocado, Black Bean, and Corn Salsa recipe, click here.

Avocado, Chicken, and Broccoli Rabe Summer Rolls

There’s nothing quite like having a light, dip-able appetizer to munch on, is there? This spring roll is filled with fresh vegetables and delicately seasoned chicken and paired with a spicy, tangy dipping sauce that is simply to die for.

For the Avocado, Chicken, and Broccoli Rabe Summer Rolls recipe, click here.

Avocado, Shrimp, Spinach, and Mango Salad

Avocado plays double duty as a dressing element and a main ingredient in this bright, Mexican-inspired salad. It’s crunchy, creamy, and a healthy dish that is a perfect main course for warm-weather entertaining.

For the Avocado, Shrimp, Spinach, and Mango Salad recipe, click here.

Baked Avocado and Feta Egg Rolls

These baked, vegetarian-friendly egg rolls are a crispy, crunchy appetizer that’s sure to get the party going. Creamy feta, beautiful ripe avocado, and a sprinkle of sun-dried tomatoes give this dish a bit of a Greek-Asian fusion vibe.

For the Baked Avocado and Feta Egg Rolls recipe, click here.

Bloody Mary With Bacon and Avocado

If you want a different sort of cocktail at your party, everyone loves a spicy, refreshing Bloody Mary. Avocados, bacon, lettuce, and snow pea shoots make for delicious, edible garnishes.

For the Bloody Mary With Bacon and Avocado recipe, click here.

Cherry Tomatoes Stuffed With Avocado

These bite-sized tomatoes are a bit like guacamole you can hold. However, the addition of curry powder gives the creamy avocado filling a unique, spicy kick.

For the Cherry Tomatoes Stuffed With Avocado recipe, click here.

Creamy Avocado Tomato Soup

If you’re having a low-key night in on a chilly evening, this tomato soup is the perfect comfort food. Avocado replaces heavy cream and acts as a garnish, giving this dish an extra dose of healthiness and flavor.

For the Creamy Avocado Tomato Soup recipe, click here.

Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Avocado Fudge

Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Avocado Fudge

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No party would be complete without dessert, and this dark chocolate fudge is a shockingly healthy one. The creaminess of the avocado makes a perfect swap for butter that will totally shock your guests.

For the Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Avocado Fudge recipe, click here.

Easy Avocado Cabbage Carrot Coleslaw

No party is complete without coleslaw (at least in our book). This new take on a summertime classic has an avocado dressing and chunks of avocado mixed into crunchy, fresh slaw.

For the Easy Avocado Cabbage Carrot Coleslaw recipe, click here.

Grilled Avocado Stuffed With Tomato and Feta

Whether you serve these halved avocados as an appetizer or a side dish, this grilled dish is a quick, easy, and tasty way to fill out your party menu. Just a handful of ingredients really make all of the fresh elements shine through.

For the Grilled Avocado Stuffed With Tomato and Feta recipe, click here.

Spicy Avocado Hummus

This spicy, boldly flavored guacamole/hummus fusion is a colorful, delicious appetizer that will perfectly round out any dip table. Move aside, salsa! The hummus is here and ready for all the tortilla chips.

For the Spicy Avocado Hummus recipe, click here.

Spicy Avocado Soup Shooters

Spicy Avocado Soup Shooters
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Rich, creamy avocados perfectly balance out spicy serrano peppers, making this soup a delightful, playful eating experience. When paired with jumbo lump crab or shrimp cocktail, this appetizer is simply irresistible.

For the Spicy Avocado Soup Shooters recipe, click here.

Turkey Avocado Lettuce Tacos

Traditional taco flavors, just without any of the taco guilt. Lettuce serves as a crisp, light vessel for a spicy seasoned meat topping and plenty of creamy, delicious avocado.

For the Turkey Avocado Lettuce Tacos recipe, click here.