From classic to creative, here are five of our best guacamole recipes that we guarantee will hit the spot.
Prepare guacamole the traditional way: with a molcajete, a mortar and pestle carved from volcanic rock. It’s the perfect tool for turning ripe avocados into creamy guacamole. If you want your guacamole to have an extra-spicy bite, use the seeds from the jalapeño in addition to the flesh.
|Bar Amá Guacamole
Celery puree is the secret ingredient in this recipe from Los Angeles restaurant Bar Amá. Trust us: No one will be able to guess what’s in the guacamole, but everyone will agree it’s delicious.
|Traci des Jardins’ Guacamole
“Guacamole is so easy, and everyone will love you for making it,” San Francisco chef Traci des Jardins says. “The trick to keeping it from browning isn’t leaving in the pit or adding a ton of lime juice. If you start with fresh avocados, keeping the air away is the key to keeping it looking good.” Hers includes serrano chiles for a little bit of heat.
|Pomegranate Guacamole with Baked Corn Chips
Fresh pomegranate seeds add a bright acidity and a splash of color to this heart-healthy guacamole. Cut down on salt and fat by baking your own corn chips instead.
This recipe is modeled after the guacamole one can find in Mexican taco and burrito restaurants. It calls for just a few ingredients: mashed ripe avocados, cilantro, lime, salt and a few dashes of your favorite hot sauce.