For those who like their guac the classic way: just some lime juice, onions, serrano chile, and garlic. Simple and unadorned. Get the classic recipe here »
Or if You Want to Get Fancy...
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Basic Vegetable Variations
A simple way to add a little oomph to your guacamole? Add different vegetables: a bit of chopped tomato added in to the mix (hint: salt your tomato and let it drain for 10 minutes before adding to intensify flavor and prevent your guac from getting watered down). Red onion makes a nice alternative to yellow, as do Vidalias or even scallions.
Roasted Garlic Guacamole is a sweeter, more caramelized alternative to the original, which is typically made with raw garlic. Get the recipe!
Charred Corn and Black Beans
If guacamole isn't southwestern enough for you already, here is an even more tex-mex version, with roasted corn and black beans. Get the recipe!
Chipotle, Orange Zest, and Pumpkin Seeds
Toasted pepitas and orange zest make for a crunchy and aromatic variation of guacamole; if you're looking for something bolder, and with spice, this is the guac for you. chipotle variation
Lots of Tomato!
Blue Cheese and Bacon
Old Bay and Crab
Mango and Jicama
Edamame and Sesame
Fermented Chili Bean Paste and Chili Oil
For all you Sriracha lovers out there, the ones who believe that there is nothing that cannot be improved with a drizzle of the Rooster sauce, this one is for you. Get the recipe!
The Best Basic Guacamole
When it comes to this classic dip, simpler is better.