Game-Changing Guacamole Recipes That You Have to Try
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 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 with Roasted Tomato Salsa & Guacamole
These toasted tortillas are filled with a delicious combo of cheese, pickled jalapeños and red peppers. Serve with creamy guacamole and roasted tomato salsa.
Chipotle Chilli con Carne with Guacamole
Try this vibrant con carne full of warmth from smoky chipotle chillies. Serve with guacamole and your favourite nacho chips.
Spicy BLT Guacamole with Tortilla Chips
Two snacks unite to make one delicious dip. This guac has the flavours of a classic BLT sandwich with the addition of bacon, tomatoes and lettuce. Scoop up with crispy chips.
Breakfast Quesadillas with Sweet Chilli Salsa Guacamole
Add a Mexican twist to your breakfast or brunch with these tasty quesadillas loaded with bacon, mushrooms, cheese and sweet chilli guacamole.
Mexican Ceviche with Guacamole
Lightly cured tuna scooped up with nacho chips and all the trimmings.
Braaied Chicken Nachos with Spicy Salsa & Lime Sour Cream
Nachos with melted cheese, braaied chicken thighs and our fave green side!
Guacamole Recipes – Health Bowls
Whether enjoying a vibrant smoothie to start the day, or a warming soup on a cold night, you can’t go wrong with a tasty health bowl. 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!
Guacamole Smoothie Bowl
Brimming with flavour and nutrients, this smoothie bowl is a tasty way to start the day.
Guacamole B.A.T. Brunch Bowl
This effortless brunch bowl is perfect for those wanting their brunch to be more on the lunch side.
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.
Spicy Tomato Soup with Guacamole
The roasted veggies and spices in this soup are elevated with a dollop of creamy guacamole.
Vegan Roast Veggie Bowl with Quinoa
We love all the toasty flavours and textures in this healthy bowl. Add a dollop of guacamole for creaminess, and a drizzle of avocado oil for extra flavour.
Mexican Salad Bowl with Guacamole
A delicious combination of colourful ingredients for a light and nutritious plant-based meal.
Enter the Snack Station
As mentioned, 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 – these recipes take the snack experience up several notches. Goodbye sad snacking, hello snack Shangri-La.
Juicy Chicken Skewers with Gremolata Guacamole
The whole family will love these sensational, juicy chicken skewers with herby guac.
Nikkei Style Fish Tacos with Toasted Sesame Slaw & Guacamole
A fusion recipe filled with texture and deliciousness. Yum!
Make Your Own Classic Guacamole
Everything you need to know to make the world’s favourite dip.
Pulled Pork Nachos with Spicy Guacamole
Delicious pulled pork with nacho chips and smooth, creamy guacamole. Yum!
Spicy Guacamole with Rustic Flatbreads
These homemade flatbreads with guacamole are perfect for sharing around the table. Top with crunchy seeds for texture, and a glug of avocado oil.
Guacamole & Cauliflower Hummus
This hummus is perfect on sandwiches, burgers or served cruidité-style. Blending the chickpeas with roasted cauliflower is a great way to boost the flavour; add some spicy guacamole to the mix for an extra kick of flavour.
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.
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.
Let’s Do Lunch – Guacamole Recipes
Adding avocado to a meal undoubtedly makes things tastier and more nutritious… incorporate a dollop or two to give 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.
A homemade pizza base topped with swathes of guacamole, crunchy chickpeas and veggies.
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 Meatball Subs with Spicy Guacamole
Fun sandwiches filled with mushroom and lentil meatballs, a healthy schmear of guacamole, and roasted tomatoes for good measure.
Open Sandwich with Guac, Goat’s Cheese, Beetroot & Poached Egg
This gourmet twist on avo toast is perfect for any time of day.
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.
Pan-fried Calamari with Lemon Mayonnaise & Guacamole
Spicy Mediterranean-style calamari with punchy flavours from the olives and capers.
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.
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!
Miso-glazed Aubergines with Vegan Miso Mayo
Miso is a cook’s best friend – it’s packed with flavour and tastes good with just about anything! These miso-glazed aubergines with guacamole are a game changer.
Grilled Tofu Steaks with Caponata & Spicy Guacamole
A vegan sweet and sour eggplant salad with grilled tofu steaks and spicy guac on top.
Crumbed Cauliflower Steaks with Guacamole & Chimichurri Sauce
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.
Check our round up of Avocado Recipes for more green goodness.
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