A top-notch guacamole is a must-have, whether you’re serving it as a standalone snack or an appetizer before a full-blown Mexican feast. But you don’t always have to use a classic recipe — getting a little creative with the ingredients is a fun way to liven up your taste buds. Pair any of these recipes with a handmade margarita and your Taco Tuesdays, Cinco de Mayo or regular ole’ weekend is sure to get a whole lot tastier.
1. The Classic
You can’t go wrong with the basic recipe of avocado, tomato and cilantro. (OK, there are a few other ingredients too). You can enjoy this go-to on its own with chips and salsa, or use it as a base for some of the more creative variations on this list.
2. Bacon and Roasted Tomatillos
Bacon really does make everything better, especially when paired with roasted tomatillos and tossed into guacamole. Eat with tortilla chips or spread onto a taco for a truly *chef’s kiss* moment.
3. Walnuts and Pomegranate Seeds
This twist belongs on your Thanksgiving table — for real. The walnuts and pomegranates give the summer staple an autumn twist that’s both crunchy and delicious.
4. Grilled Guac
Guacamole is usually eaten at room temp, but why not turn things up a notch? Before you scoop out the avocados and mash, toss ’em on the grill for a tasty treat that’s hot without any jalapeño additives.
5. Summer Berries
This dip is the perfect blend of sweet and spicy. The recipe calls for blueberries and strawberries, but you can really use any berries you love.