Serious Sandwiches: Is There a Better Condiment than Guacamole?

Mexican burger (by BKMD)

Photograph from BKMD on Flickr

With the all important Cinco de Mayo holiday less than a week away, my thoughts turn to using the day as an excuse to transform ordinary sandwiches into lessons in excess. For example, adding guacamole to every single thing I eat. From a sandwich standpoint, is there a better condiment than guacamole? In fact, I can't think of many sandwiches that couldn't be improved with a giant spoonful of guac.

Here are some of my favorites.


If it's Cinco de Mayo and you're talking sandwiches with guacamole, you have to talk about the torta (which really just means "sandwich" in Spanish). All the good ones are topped with avocado, onions, tomatoes, and sour cream—or as I like to call it, deconstructed guacamole.

The Cheeseburger

With spring upon us, we are very close to prime grilling season. What rule states that you must only eat guacamole with chips? If there's guacamole provided, you are obliged to top your burger with it.

Hot Dogs

See Above. Millions of South Americans can't be wrong.

Turkey Sandwich

Turkey sandwiches are boring. Turkey sandwiches topped with guacamole are exciting. Turkey sandwiches with guacamole and bacon are divine. Which brings us to...

Any Sandwich with Bacon

It's tough to say that guacamole improves bacon—bacon being the perfect food and all. Maybe it would be more accurate to say that bacon improves guacamole. Indeed it does. Indeed it does.

Your Favorite Sandwiches?

What are you favorite guacamole-sandwich combos? Post them as comments below, and if you have one this coming Monday, be sure to snap a photo and add it to our Serious Sandwiches Flickr Group.

I'm sure there will be plenty of sandwich photos taken this Cinco de Mayo—although they will probably end up looking more like this:

Daniel Sandwich (by Hysterical Bertha)

"Daniel Sandwich" (The guy in the middle is Daniel. Get it? Photograph from Hysterical Bertha on Flickr.