Summer is the season for perfect avocados. And one of the best ways to make use of this healthy and flavorful fruit is guacamole!
Who doesn’t love this rich and heavenly dip? The combination of buttery avocados, sweet tomatoes, and sharp onions, made even better with cilantro, cayenne, garlic, lime, and paprika. It’s pure bliss.
Every Mexican dish craves the company of this brilliant dip, from chips and nachos to tacos and burritos.
But, if you’re looking for more ideas on how to creatively serve and devour this green concoction, you have come to the right place. Here are 13 creative, alternative ways to use guacamole.
Think avocado toast with a tangy twist. Spread that creamy guacamole generously onto your toast, top it with smoky bacon bits, and serve it with a side of over-easy eggs. Now that’s what we call a breakfast of champions.
Guacamole is so rich and nutty, it gives anything you dip into it so much more flavor. If you want something healthier than the usual corn or tortilla chips, why not use vegetables as your guacamole vessel instead?
Be sure to use crunchy veggies so they don’t become soggy as you dip them. Some of my favorites include crunchy options like roccoli, cauliflower, carrot, cucumber, celery, and zucchini. Yum!
Instead of the traditional burger dressings or boring old mayonnaise, go for a healthy and umami flavor by using guacamole. It is just as rich as mayo but has a nuttier flavor and fewer calories.
Whether you’re making burgers from beef, pork, turkey, or chicken, this addition will surely make for an interesting twist.
4. French Fries
Say goodbye to ketchup for now, because French fries and guacamole make a wonderful partnership. Picture the crisp and tender spuds dunked in a rich and creamy dip and try telling us it’s not the perfect combination.
5. Pita Bread
Pita bread is usually associated with dips like hummus or tzatziki. Change up this classic combo by trying it with guacamole instead!
Whether as a condiment on your pita sandwich, or as a simple dip, guacamole is sure to spice up your snack time.
Mexican meets Japanese in this fusion of flavors! I’m sure you’ve had a sushi roll with avocado, but you can take it to the next level with some guacamole.
Make your own Maki and top it with some guacamole for a refreshing and exquisite flavor. This idea works fantastic with sushi burritos as well.
7. Pizza Topping
A touch of creamy and buttery guacamole could be just what your pizza needs! Whatever toppings you choose – sausage and pepperoni, ham and cheese, or chicken Alfredo – they will always be a little more exciting with some fresh guacamole.
8. Grilled Cheese
True, grilled cheese is already perfect on its own, what with the perfectly toasted bread and ooey-gooey melted cheese. But there are always ways to improve things. And in this case, guacamole does the trick. Try spreading the guacamole directly on the bread before grilling for an exceedingly delightful sandwich.
Pineapples and avocados make such a wonderful flavor combination. The sweetness and tanginess of the tropical fruit just gets better when topped with rich and savory guacamole. Try it for yourself and experience the magic.
Could this spread be any more versatile? Yes it can! Guacamole can even work as a tasty soup base.
Puree it to make a delicious and refreshing avocado soup or use it to garnish other soups. It makes every soup it touches even more delectable.
11. Deviled Eggs
Deviled eggs are already so creamy, but a dollop of guacamole couldn’t hurt. It makes this treat even more irresistible, and the color combination is just stunning!
12. Fried Fish
Instead of the classic tartar sauce, why not use guacamole to flavor your favorite fried fish? Works well on fishcakes and patties, too!
13. Baked Potatoes
Sour cream always works as a wonderful topping for baked potatoes, and so does guacamole. But you know what’s even better? Top your spuds with both for a combination that’s bursting with flavor!