Dip into Some Great Guacamole Recipes
It’s a given that any good party has guacamole, so we suggest that guacamole itself deserves a party.
Hear us out: Much like people enjoy chili cook-offs or wine tastings, a guacamole-tasting party is a fantastic way to enjoy summer avocados at their finest. What could be more fun than getting a group of friends together and challenging them to bring their best guacamole recipes? You provide chips (and maybe a pitcher of margaritas!), and allow majority rule to pick the best recipes.
To sweeten the deal, we’ve got five surefire-winner guacamole recipes to share right here. Each of these recipes is packed with flavor, and each is sure to have guests double-dipping.
Of course the first step in making perfect guacamole is finding the ripest avocados. For most of us, Hass avocados are the most common in markets or stores, and the key to picking ripe ones lies in the feel, not the look. To pick a ripe one, hold it in your hand and apply gentle pressure without pressing your fingertips, which can cause bruising. Ripe avocados will yield without being overly soft. Once you find the ideal avocado, all you need to do is mash it up and add the other ingredients.
If a guacamole party isn’t your speed, each of these recipes still produces a great companion for chips, tacos, or even a sandwich. But if you do decide to honor guacamole with a culinary challenge, we guarantee that these recipes will be the clear-cut winners!
Abundant this time of year, fresh basil is a dazzling compliment to creamy avocado. A dash of hot sauce or crushed red pepper gives this guacamole a satisfying kick.
Sweet corn adds crunch as well as flavor to this no-fuss recipe. Pickled jalapeños are a quick and easy way to spice up the guacamole without adding too much heat.
This creative recipe is like nachos in a bowl, thanks to the addition of melted cheese. Equally delicious with chips or on top of chicken enchiladas, this guacamole will be a hit at your next party or potluck.
We love the combination of smoky roasted tomatillos and creamy avocado in this salsa/guacamole hybrid. If you’re planning on serving it at a party, you can prepare it the night before and keep it refrigerated.
Nothing showcases the taste of summer produce like this classic recipe. Look for the ripest, freshest tomatoes and avocados to ensure maximum flavor.
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