Slideshow: Game Day Eats: 13 Guacamole Recipes We Love

The Best Basic Guacamole
The Best Basic Guacamole

Start off simple with this recipe that is not only a base for many of our other guacamoles, but also a perfectly enjoyable dip in its own right. Pounding all of your seasonings first releases their aromatics, enhancing the basic flavor of the avocados.

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Chipotle-Orange Guacamole with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds
Chipotle-Orange Guacamole with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

Smoky chipotle, fragrant orange zest, and crunchy pepitas add deep and earthy flavors to our basic guacamole in this recipe.

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Guacamole with Sriracha
Guacamole with Sriracha

Score a touchdown with your guests by adding a squirt of the perennially popular hot sauce.

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Guacamole with Old Bay and Crab
Guacamole with Old Bay and Crab

The flavors of Maryland and Mexico meet in this Old Bay-inflected variety that gets extra chunk from the addition of jumbo lump crab meat.

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Guacamole with Jicama and Mango
Guacamole with Jicama and Mango

Cubes of crisp jicama and sweet mango are a festive and unexpected addition to this guacamole that combines a variety of textures and flavors.

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Guacamole with Lots of Tomato
Guacamole with Lots of Tomato

Adding a whole pint of tomatoes to your guacamole makes for a loose and chunky dip. Opt for a greenhouse-grown variety to get the best flavor in the middle of winter.

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 Guacamole with Charred Corn, Black Beans, and Scallions
Guacamole with Charred Corn, Black Beans, and Scallions

Our chunky yet funky corn, black bean, and scallion guacamole packs the variety of textures you'll find in nachos right into a dip.

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Guacamole with Blue Cheese and Bacon
Guacamole with Blue Cheese and Bacon

The classic flavor combination in this blue cheese and bacon guac could not be more game day appropriate. Try it also as a topping on burgers or sliders.

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Guacamole with Edamame and Sesame
Guacamole with Edamame and Sesame

Lost of bright greenery is incorporated into this East meets Wild West elaboration on our basic recipe. Soy sauce and sesame amp up the umami factor while shiso leaf provides an herbal note.

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Guasacaca (Avocado Salsa)
Guasacaca (Avocado Salsa)

Guasacaca is the Venezuelan answer to guacamole, but with a brighter, tangier flavor. Its smooth and saucy consistency also makes it a great multi-purpose condiment for grilled meats and finger foods.

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