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How to Jazz Up Your Guacamole

Using basil, bananas, bacon, and more.

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[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

Before I suggest you get all crazy with your guacamole, I need to throw it out there that more often than not, I'm a guacamole purist. A good avocado doesn't need much adornment sometimes. Mashing the avocado with salt, jalapeno slices, scallion slivers and a squeeze of citrus juice will suffice. That is, most of the time.

But sometimes, a special occasion like Cinco de Mayo makes me want to get a little adventurous with my guacamole-making. Here are other mix-ins to consider to jazz up guacamole. What do you use?

About the author: Andrea Lynn is senior editor for Chile Pepper magazine, where she not only creates a wide range of zesty recipes for readers, but also participates in numerous tastings for hot sauce, salsa, and other spice-laden products (even chocolate!). Her favorite chile? A tie between the mild yet flavorful poblano and the mighty, reliable fire of the serrano.

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