Game-Changing Guacamole Recipes That You Have to Try

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It’s no secret that guacamole has its roots in Latin-American cuisine, with the first versions of it being recorded way back in the 1500s. ‘Ahuaca-mulli’ (avocado mixture) or guacamole as we know it today, has been around since the days of the Aztecs and its popularity shows no signs of slowing down. The tangy, creamy dip made from avocados is incredibly versatile – use it on your favourite sandwich, add extra flavour to soups, bring richness to your seafood or braai dishes, the options are endless. We bring you our favourite guacamole recipes – have a look at these inspiring ways to use this delicious avocado dip.

Add a little South of Border Flavour

It makes sense to kick off our recipe selection where it all began – south of the border. These are just a few of our favourite ways to include guacamole in Latin-American inspired dishes.

Cheesy Quesadillas
chilli con carne with guacamole

Cheesy Quesadillas with Roasted Tomato Salsa & Guacamole

These toasted tortillas are filled with a delicious combo of cheese, pickled jalapeños and red peppers. Served with creamy guacamole and roasted tomato salsa.

Recipe for Cheesy Quesadillas with Roasted Tomato Salsa and Guacamole

Chipotle Chilli con Carne with Guacamole

Try this vibrant con carne full of warmth from smokey chipotle chillies. Serve with guacamole and your favourite nacho chips.

Recipe for Chipotle Chilli con Carne with Guacamole

Spicy BLT Guacamole with Tortilla Chips

Combine two adored snacks to make one delicious dip. This guac has the flavours of a classic BLT sandwich with the addition of bacon, tomatoes and crisp lettuce. Ideal scooped up with crispy chips.

Recipe for Spicy BLT Guacamole with Tortilla Chips

Breakfast Quesadillas with Sweet Chilli Salsa Guacamole

Add a Mexican twist to your breakfast or brunch with these flavoursome quesadillas.  Packed with bacon, mushrooms and cheese and served with sweet chilli guacamole.

Recipe for Breakfast Quesadillas with Sweet Chilli Salsa Guacamole

guacamole recipes tuna ceviche
guacamole recipes nachos with braaied chicken

Mexican Ceviche with Guacamole

Lightly cured tuna scooped up with nacho chips and all the trimmings.

Mexican Ceviche with Guacamole

Nachos with oozy cheese, braaied chicken thighs and our fav green side!

Braaied Chicken Nachos with Lime Sour Cream

Bowled Over by these Guacamole Recipes

The trend of bowl food is alive and well. From a vibrant smoothie bowl to start the day to a warming soup to take the edge off a cool night. Guacamole adds flavour and nutrients to each of these dishes. Enjoy the benefits of a plethora of vitamins, potassium, folate, healthy fats and fibre. Avos really are powerhouses!

smoothie bowl
guacamole brunch bowl

Guacamole Smoothie Bowl

The combination of ingredients in this bowl of goodness makes for a healthy light breakfast or brunch. A nutritious and tasty way to kickstart the day.

Recipe for Guacamole Smoothie Bowl

Guacamole B.A.T. Brunch Bowl

Brunch time is in that sweet spot in-between breakfast and lunch; it’s the mealtime of choice for weekend snoozers. This effortless brunch bowl is the perfect meal for those wanting their brunch to be more on the lunch side.

Recipe for Guacamole BAT Brunch Bowl

guacamole soup
spicy tomato soup

Chilled Guacamole Soup Topped with Tomatoes, Corn & Feta

A delicious, slightly spicy soup that is rich and creamy. Top with roasted tomatoes, feta and corn to bring it to the next level.

Recipe for Chilled Guacamole Soup topped with Roasted Vine Tomatoes, Corn and Feta

Spicy Tomato Soup with Guacamole

The roasted veggies and spices in this soup are perfectly matched with a dollop of creamy guacamole.

Recipe for Spicy Tomato Soup with Guacamole

vegan bowl
mexican bowl

Vegan Roast Veggie Bowl with Quinoa

We love all the roasty, toasty flavours and textures in this healthy bowl. A dollop of guacamole adds creaminess and, combined with a drizzle of avocado oil, dresses the bowl perfectly.

Recipe for Vegan Roast Veggie Bowl with Quinoa

Mexican Salad Bowl with Guacamole

A delicious combination of colourful ingredients for a light and nutritious plant-based meal.

Recipe for Mexican Salad Bowl with Guacamole

Enter the Snack Station

As we mentioned above, the Aztecs have been making guacamole since the 1500s, so it truly is the snack that has stood the test of time. It’s pretty much the perfect thing to munch on when you’re feeling peckish but these recipes take the snack experience up several notches. Goodbye sad snacking, hello snack Shangri-la.

homemade guacamole recipes
guacamole recipes nachos and pulled beef

Make Your Own Classic Guacamole

Everything you need to know to make the world’s favourite dip.

Classic Guacamole

Pulled Pork Nachos with Spicy Guacamole

Delicious pulled pork with nacho chips and smooth, creamy guacamole. Yum!

Pulled Pork Nachos with Spicy Guacamole

spicy dip and flatbreads
cauliflower and guacamole hummus

Spicy Guacamole with Rustic Flatbreads

A starter or as part of a feast, these homemade flatbreads with guacamole are perfect for sharing around the table. The soft breads with a hint of cumin are perfect to dunk into guacamole. Top with crunchy seeds for texture and a glug or two of avocado oil.

Recipe for Spicy Guacamole with Rustic Flatbreads

Guacamole & Cauliflower Hummus

Hummus is a popular chickpea dip typically served with warm pieces of pita bread or veggies. It’s delicious on a sandwich or burger and well-known as part of vegetarian and vegan diets. Using other veggies, like roasting cauliflower with the chickpeas before blending together is a great way to boost the flavour. Add some spicy guacamole to the mix for an extra creamy texture and extra zest.

Recipe for Guacamole & Cauliflower Hummus

zucchini fries
roasted red peppers

Zucchini Fried with Spicy Guacamole & Chilli Oil

Who doesn’t love zucchini fries? A slightly healthier version of potato fries but equally delicious. Guacamole is the perfect dip with these crispy veggies.

Recipe for Zucchini Fries with Spicy Guacamole and Chilli Oil

Roasted Pepper & Guacamole Dip

The combination of roasted sweet peppers and balsamic vinegar in this dip is so yummy. Ideal for snacking or as part of a picnic or feast table. We recommend serving with slices of crusty sourdough or a freshly baked baguette loaf.

Recipe for Roasted Red Pepper & Guacamole Dip

Let’s Do Lunch with these Guacamole Recipes

Adding avocado to a meal undoubtedly makes things tastier but also more nutritious. Adding a dollop or two of guacamole gives your meal a boost of vitamins, minerals and heart-healthy fats. Even better, those monounsaturated fats keep you feeling full for longer, so you can tackle your day with plenty of energy.

guacamole recipes pizza
guacamole recipes bao buns

Green Pizza

A homemade pizza base topped with swathes of guacamole, crunchy chickpeas and veggies.

Green Pizza

Vegan Bao Buns with Tofu & Guacamole

BBQ sauce dunked tofu, hugged by a fluffy bao bun and finished off with pickled veg and creamy guacamole. Yum!

Vegan Bao Buns with Tofu & Guacamole

vegan sub
open sandwich with guacamole

Vegan Meatball Subs with Spicy Guacamole

Fun summer sandwiches filled with nutty mushroom and lentil meatballs, guacamole and roasted tomatoes.

Vegan Meatball Subs with Spicy Guacamole

Open Sandwich with Guac, Goat’s Cheese, Beetroot & Poached Egg

This gourmet twist on avo toast is perfect for any time of day.

Recipe for Open Sandwich with Guacamole, Goats Cheese, Beetroot & Poached Egg

Seriously Good Suppers

Sometimes you need a quick midweek meal that you can put together with minimal fuss; other times call for something more special and celebratory – we’ve got all your bases covered with these delish guacamole recipes.

guacamole recipes calamari
guacamole recipes spaghetti

Pan-fried Calamari with Lemon Mayonnaise & Guacamole

Spicy Mediterranean-style calamari with punchy flavours from olives and capers.

Recipe for Pan-fried Calamari with Lemon Mayonnaise & Guacamole

Spaghetti in a Guacamole Sauce with Garlic-fried Prawns

The easiest raw pasta sauce ever! The guacamole provides a wonderful creaminess to the dish without the addition of dairy.

Recipe for Spaghetti in a Guacamole Sauce with Garlic-fried Prawns

vegan shakshuka with guacamole
miso glazed aubergine

Vegan Cannellini Bean Shakshuka

Shakshuka would normally include eggs baked into the sauce, but we think this vegan version with cannellini beans and guacamole is just as good, if not better!

Recipe for Vegan Cannellini Bean Shakshuka

Miso-glazed Aubergines with Vegan Miso Mayo

Miso is a cook’s best friend. Packed with flavour potential and good with just about everything! These miso-glazed aubergines with guacamole are a game changer.

Recipe for Miso-glazed Aubergines with Vegan Miso Mayo

tofu steaks
cauliflower steaks with guacamole

Grilled Tofu Steaks with Caponata & Spicy Guacamole

A vegan sweet and sour eggplant salad with grilled tofu steaks and spicy guac on top.

Recipe for Grilled Tofu Steaks with Caponata & Spicy Guacamole

Crumbed Cauliflower Steaks with Guacamole & Chimichurri Sauce

Crumbed cauliflower steaks continue to be popular and for good reason, they’re incredibly delicious and easy to make. Crumbed in Panko breadcrumbs and served with a tangy green sauce and creamy guac. A scrumptious, healthy vegan meal.

Recipe for Crumbed Cauliflower Steaks with Guacamole and Chimichurri

Check out our round up of Avocado Recipes for more green goodness.

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