Guacamole 5 Ways
Here’s how to make Guacamole 5 different ways. First, take the recipe for classic guac and kick it up a notch with these 4 creative super yummy flavor stir-ins! Try Corn and Bacon, Chipotle and Scallion, or chunky Pico de gallo. Or you can get really fancy and garnish the top of the bowl of classic guacamole with shrimp, cotija cheese and pepitas! Or for the classic lovers, just stick with classic guac- you can’t really go wrong with that either! So grab your avocados- let’s get mashing!
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5 Gourmet Variations Of Guacamole
Once you have mastered making perfect guacamole from scratch, from there, think of your bowl of guac like a blank canvas! That’s when you get CREATIVE with super flavorful stir-ins! Try making all 5 versions, stock up on chips and dippers and then throw a guacamole party!
I’ve spelled out four combinations to try adding into the authentic guac recipe. And they’re gonna knock your socks right off. I am not sure which one I like the best, they’re all so good!
#1 Classic Guacamole
This is the master recipe where it all begins. If you’re a purist, then this is 100% the best and most fool-proof way to go when it comes to authenic guac. The keys to success are to make sure you use enough lime and salt, and watch out not to go overboard with raw garlic. Read more about how to make the best classic guacamole here.
#2 Chunky Pico De Gallo Guacamole
Next up, add in a big scoop of pico de gallo. It adds chunky interest, but won’t send the pickier eaters at the party running for cover. I used 3/4 cup for 1 batch of the classic guac. You can use you own home-made pico de gallo or you can buy some from the store. No stress!
#3 Chipotle Scallion Guacamole
Next, I took one finely chopped canned chipotle in adobo and stirred that in with 3 sliced scallions. My hubbie and I loved the heat and the smokiness, plus an added kick of scallion to make it really flavorful.
#4 Corn and Bacon Guacamole
You guys, this is so good. Gahhh. Love this one so much! Steam one ear of corn, cut the kernels off, and add that to the classic guac. (It’s about 3/4 cup kernels- so if you want to take a short-cut use 3/4 cup thawed frozen corn.) Plus 3 strips cooked bacon and 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika. I mean, c’mon folks, what is not to love about this combo!!?? Nothing. It’s so good!
#5 Guacamole Shrimp Cocktail
Ok, it’s not really shrimp cocktail at all, but it kinda looks like that, when you decorate a bowl of guac with shrimp all around. Add on cotija cheese, pepitas and a little more cilantro for extra crunch and flavor. And then dunk the shrimp right into the guac instead of a chip. OR load you chip up with all of the above including the shrimp! Heck yeah!
What To Serve With Guacamole
- Tortilla Chips, Corn chips and crackers are classic crunchy options
- Raw Veggies are great for dunking in guac
- Add guac as a topping for burgers, sandwiches or in tortilla wraps
- Use it to top off your favorite Mexican food dishes
- Pair it with your favorite protein, like chicken, steak or fish
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Guacamole 5 Ways
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 2 1/4 cup 1x
Take a batch of classic guacamole and add in these four other flavor combinations. Serve all five for a festive guacamole party! Chunky pico de gallo, bacon and corn, scallion and chipotle or festive guacamole shrimp cocktail.
- 1 Batch Classic Guacamole
Choose one of the following Add Ins Combinations Per Batch of Classic Guacamole
Chunky Pico de Gallo
- 3/4 cup Pico de Gallo home-made or purchased
Chipotle and Scallion
- 3 scallions, sliced
- 1 canned chipotle in adobo, minced
Smoky Bacon and Corn
- 3 strips cooked bacon, crumbled
- 1 ear of corn, steamed and kernels removed
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
Guacamole Shrimp Cocktail
- 3 tablespoons crumbled cotija cheese (substitute feta if unavailable)
- 2 tablespoons toasted unsalted pepitas (green pumpkin seeds)
- 18 large cooked shrimp, peeled and tails removed
- 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
- Make batch of classic guacamole. Serve as is or try the following variations.
- For Chunky Pico de Gallo: Stir pico de gallo into classic guacamole and serve.
- For Chipotle and Scallion: Stir scallions and chipotle into classic guacamole and serve.
- For Smoky Bacon and Corn: Stir bacon, corn and paprika into classic guacamole and serve.
- For Guacamole Shrimp Cocktail
- Mound classic guacamole into a medium wide serving bowl.
- Arrange cotija (or feta) and pepitas over the guacamole.
- Decoratively arrange shrimp around the bowl of guacamole and garnish with cilantro
nutrition values are for classic variation only.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Category: appetizer
- Cuisine: Mexican
- Serving Size: 1/4 cup
- Calories: 87
- Sugar: 0
- Fat: 8
- Carbohydrates: 6
- Fiber: 2
- Protein: 2
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Just perfect! The guacamole is so creamy! Love the shrimp cocktail version!
My family loves guacamole and I will definitely try all these!
I don’t think I have ever met a guac I didn’t like, and these are no exception! I think the corn and bacon is my favorite!
Yum Yum!! I combined two and tweaked a little 🙂 made my guac, added some bacon, green onions, and prawns (shrimp for every bite!). Thanks so much for posting these!!
That sounds fabulous Jennine. Thank you so much for coming back to review the recipe! I appreciate it!
I am such a creature of habit that I almost always make our standard classic guacamole, hardly varying at all. These are such great ideas to break out of the rut!
Classic guac is pretty awesome as is, so I can understand why you’d stick with that.
The ultimate resource for guacamole! I love all your variations and I often take guacamole to parties so will use some of these ideas for sure!
Thanks so much for saying so Karen. Have a great day.
I don’t know what to do first, although the chipotle scallion sounds amazing!
I agree chipotles are pretty irresistible. I love heat plus smoke so that one was a fave for my husband and I.
I love this post! Every single one of these guacs are making me drool and they are such AMAZING ideas! I love guac and I swear I have it at least once a week so I am so excited to have found this! Now I can switch up my flavours and have it even more often! haha 😀
I love hearing that you have it once a week. Hope you enjoy these variations. Thanks for coming by Joyce.
Every single one of these guacamole recipes looks amazing! Perfect for game day!
Thank you so much Emily. That is so nice of you to say so. Have a great day!