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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Mexican Ceviche with Guacamole
Lightly cured tuna scooped up with nacho chips and all the trimmings.
Nachos with oozy cheese, braaied chicken thighs and our fav green side!
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!
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.
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.
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 perfectly matched with a dollop of creamy guacamole.
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.
Mexican Salad Bowl with Guacamole
A delicious combination of colourful ingredients for a light and nutritious plant-based meal.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 loaf.
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.
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 summer sandwiches filled with nutty mushroom and lentil meatballs, guacamole and roasted tomatoes.
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 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. Packed with flavour potential and good with just about everything! 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
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.
Check out our round up of Avocado Recipes for more green goodness.
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