Great Guacamole Recipes for Your Cinco de Mayo Fiesta
May 1, 2015
Need something delicious for your fiesta? Try these tasty recipes
Try These Great Guacamole Recipes!
As you’ll see from the recipes on this list, guacamole is far from basic. Sure, we have a few simple versions, but we also happened to have gathered some very hearty and deliciously diverse dips that will surprise and delight partygoers. In fact, we are sure that if you make a few of these for your fiesta, your guests won’t want the party to end!
5-Minute Guacamole Recipe
This guacamole features fresh salsa and can be made in just five minutes.
Blue Cheese Guacamole
Blue cheese and avocado make for a truly delicious union that, as any fan of the Cobb salad understands, is not as odd as it sounds. Try to use the best stuff you can find at the cheese counter, such as Roquefort, Cabrales, or Danish blue, but even the pre-crumbled blue cheese you can find in any grocery store will be delicious.
Deep Fried Guacamole
We all know chips and guac taste good together, and this recipe makes the best out of both by deep-frying them together.
Edamame Guacamole Recipe
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.
Here is a basic recipe that will serve as a solid foundation for you to play around with some of the variations above. And as the name suggests, it's best made fresh and served immediately.
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. (You’ve already got the grill hot, so you might as well use it as much as possible.) This recipe comes from Negra Modelo.
Step up simple homemade guacamole with sautéed chorizo, which adds peppery, savory notes. Use fresh chorizo sausages and remove the casings before crumbling on the stovetop. Strain and save the slightly spicy orange chorizo cooking oil as a dipping oil for crusty Italian bread or as a finishing oil. This is literally a “double dipper!”
Sun-Dried Tomato Guacamole Recipe
For a twist on traditional guacamole, try this recipe that features sun-dried tomatoes and green chiles.