Recipes & Cooking
Guacamole Dip: Change It Up!
Make your homemade guacamole dip a party favorite with these deliciously different ingredients.
Corn Guacamole DipiStockphoto/Thinkstock
Two-thirds of a cup of cooked corn give a fun, chunky consistency to this Crazy Guacamole dip from eat-drink-love.com. When buying fresh corn, look for ears with plenty of golden silks peeking out of the top; that signifies how many kernels the cob contains.
Mango-Pomegranate Guacamole DipiStockphoto/Thinkstock
Sweeten up: Throw in a handful of pomegranate seeds and about half of a diced mango like the tropical Mango-Pomegranate Guacamole Dip on sharedappetite.com. Other fruit combos to try in your guacamole dip: Rick Bayless’s strawberry with orange or grapefruit with almond; and peach guacamole dip from sweetpotatosoul.com or grape guacamole dip from the blog Eat Live Be Well.
Pistachio Guacamole DipStockbyte/iStockphoto/Thinkstock
Crunch! This Pistachiomolé recipe from americanpistachios.org uses about 2 cups of the green nuts, finely chopped, for a textured take on traditional guacamole dip. Note: Look for nuts split open at one end (unopened shells mean they aren’t mature yet).
Green Pea Guacamole DipiStockphoto/Thinkstock/Courtesy of abc carpet & home
Try this Green Pea Guacamole dip from Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s New York City restaurant ABC Cocina. It calls for about a half cup puréed fresh peas, but we bet thawed frozen ones would work year round.
Nachos Guacamole DipiStockphoto/Thinkstock/Hass Avocado Board
Cheese and black beans complete this Nachos Guacamole dip from the Hass Avocado Board. If you like your guac chunky, add all the avocados at the end and gently stir in.
BLT Guacamole DipiStockphoto/Thinkstock
This award-winning recipe for BLT Guacamole folds the classic sandwich’s flavors into a guacamole dip. Studded with crispy crumbled bacon, it also includes a 1/4 cup of creamy mayonnaise.
Fresh Crab Guacamole DipiStockphoto/Thinkstock/Hass Avocado Board
This Fresh Crab Guacamole dip from the Hass Avocado board uses fresh seafood mixed with mayonnaise, basil, jalapeño, and lime.