Here are three amazingly delicious Guacamole Recipes that will make your mouths happy! Traditional Mexican Guacamole,  Furikake Guacamole and Zaatar Guacamole.  Healthy, vegan and gluten-free, guacamole is everyone’s favorite dip! How to make the most delicious guacamole! A simple easy recipe for Guacamole that will be the hit of your party! A flavorful Mexican appetizer that is vegan, gluten-free and healthy. #guac #guacamole #guacamolerecipe #avocadodip

Hi friends. I’m so excited for you to try these tasty Guacamole Recipes (” Killer Guac” as my husband likes to call it) that will get your creative juices flowing.  As many of you know, we are down in Southern California where avocados grow during the winter!

It has been glorious and I can’t tell you what a joy it is to find these babies, along with fresh limes and pretty much all the ingredients to make Guacamole, here at the local Santa Barbara Farmers Market.

Now I know there are a lot of Guacamole Recipes out there, and I’m sure you already have your favorite, but I just wanted to share a few ways to “up” your guacamole game, and have a little fun with it. 🙂

How to Make the Best Guacamole:

The secret to making the best guacamole is simple: use perfectly ripe avocados, finely dice your ingredients, balance the salt, acid and heat, and make sure to taste it!

  1. Use Ripe avocados
  2. Finely dice your onion, jalapeno and cilantro.
  3. Balance salt, heat and lime juice to your own personal taste.
  4. Test with a chip (or whatever you plan to serve it with)

 

how tot make the best guacamole

Traditional Mexican Guacamole Ingredients: 

Authentic Mexican guacamole requires only a few simple ingredients – avocados, onion,  cilantro, jalapeno pepper, lime juice,  optional tomatoes and salt.  Simple and Easy. I love adding a little coriander and cumin, but this is not imperative.

  1. Ripe avocados
  2. onion
  3.  jalapeno
  4. lime
  5. fresh cilantro
  6. cumin and coriander
  7. salt and cayenne
  8. optional tomato (can serve as a garnish)

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Do tomatoes belong in Guacamole?

The great tomato debate! Some of us love adding tomatoes to Guacamole and some are adamantly against it. I’m in the tomato camp, especially when they are in season, but here’s a way to make everyone happy: Serve the tomatoes as a garnish. 🙂

How to make the best guacamole

Getting the best guacamole consistency! 

Instead of mashing your avocado, try using two knives and slice the avocado right in the bowl into very small pieces. Then whip with a fork to get the creamy consistency you desire. Taste and adjust salt and lime. Garnish with cilantro, tomatoes, radish, jalapeno and a drizzle of olive oil.

So tasty!

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Furikake Guacamole:

Furikake Guacamole is a delicious Japanese take on our favorite avocado dip. The guacamole is spiked with fresh ginger and scallions and drizzled with toasted sesame oil. Then sprinkled with Furikake! So delcious!

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Furikake, if unfamiliar is a Japanese seaweed-sesame seasoning that is sprinkled on top. You can make this, or buy it at Asian markets or most upscale grocery stores.  Trader Joe’s has a tasty version of it!

Furikake Guacamole

Top the Furicake Guacamole with fresh radishes, cucumber ribbons, scallion or chives.

Serve with rice crackers instead of chips!

 

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Zaatar Guacamole:

This Middle Eastern-style Guacamole recipe is spiked with sumac, cumin and coriander, lemon zest and a little tahini paste. It’s topped with crunchy Israeli Salad, some black kalamata olives and sprinkled with Zaatar or  Dukkah. It’s fresh, tangy and light!

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Here is a small batch of the Israeli Salad – for a refreshing, crunchy topping.

Sprinkle with a little Dukkah (or Zaatar) and add olives if you like – then serve this up with pita chips! Super tasty and fresh!

 

How to make the Best Guacamole! Here are 3 different versions of our favorite avocado dip! Traditional Guacamole, Furikake Guacamole and Zaatar Guacamole!

Hope you have a fabulous Super Bowl Sunday!

Make some fancy Guacamole and “wow” your guests.

Show it to me on Instagram (tag @feastingathome)! Make it pretty and make me proud and I’ll repost my favorites.

xoxo

Sylvia

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How to make the most delicious Guacamole-3 different ways. (Traditional, Furikake and Middle Eastern!)Guac never be boring again! Vegan, gluten-free and healthy. #guac #furikake #guacamole #guacamolerecipe #avocadodip

Guacamole Recipes

  • Author: Sylvia Fountaine
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Mixed
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

How to make the most delicious Guacamole-3 different ways! (Traditional, Furikake and Zaatar!) Your Guacamole will never be boring again!


Ingredients

Scale

Classic Mexican Guacamole: 

  • 3 large avocados, perfectly ripe
  • 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 lime
  • 1 tomato (optional, leave out if not in season) diced
  • pinch cayenne, chili flakes or Aleppo Chili.

Optional Garnishes: drizzle of olive oil, cherry tomatoes, sliced radishes, grilled corn, sliced jalapeno,  pickled red onions, cilantro, aleppo chili flakes, pumkin seeds

Serve with corn chips

Furikake Guacamole (A Japanese-style Guacamole)  

  • 3 ripe avocados
  • 2 scallions, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, finely chopped or use ginger paste ( dont use powder)
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce ( or GF soy sauce)
  • 1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon Furikake seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili flakes (or use 1 teaspoon wasabi paste, or 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh chili like jalapeno)

Garnish: watermelon radish, black radish or diakon radish, cucumber ribbons, drizzle of sesame oil

Serve with sesame rice crackers.

Middle-Eastern Guacamole: 

  • 3 large avocados, perfectly ripe
  • 1 garlic clove, finely minced- use a garlic press
  • 1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup italian parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon sumac
  • 1 tablespoon tahini paste (optional)
  • 1 lemon, zest and juice

Garnishes: Dukkah or Zaatar, Isreali salad (see notes) or tomatoes, cucumber, olives, olive oil, or feta cubes (or swoosh of labneh ) dill and parsley.

Serve with Pita Chips.


Instructions

Mexican: 

Place avocado, onion, garlic, jalapeno, cilantro, salt and spices into a bowl and with a knife, slice avocado into tiny pieces, then whip with a fork. Add juice from half a large lime. Taste, adding more lime juice, salt or chili flakes to taste. Add tomato if using. Place in a bowl, add any of the optional garnishes you like, and a drizzle of olive oil.

Furikake Guac:

Place avocados, scallions, ginger, soy, vinegar, salt, Furikake seasoning and chili flakes in a bowl, and slice avocado into tiny pieces, then whip with a fork. Taste, adding more salt, vinegar or chili flakes to taste. For a little heat, add wasabi paste! Place in a bowl, top with a drizzle of sesame oil, radishes, cucumber ribbons (use a veggie peeler to make these) and a sprinkling of Furikake. Serve with sesame rice crackers.

Middle Eastern Guac:

Place avocado, onion, garlic, parsley, salt and spices into a bowl and with a knife, slice avocado into tiny pieces, then whip with a fork. Add tahini paste, lemon zest and juice from half a large lemon. Mix and Taste, adding more lemon juice and salt to taste. You want this tangy!  Place in a bowl, add any of the optional garnishes you like, sprinkle with Dukkah ( or Zaatar) and Aleppo, and a drizzle of olive oil.  See notes for the Israeli salad.


Notes

To make a quick small batch of Israeli Salad for the top of the Middle Eastern Guac: In a small bowl, mix 1/2 cup chopped red (or yellow) bell pepper, 1/2 cup chopped cucumber, 1/2 cup chopped tomato, 1/4 cup chopped parsley a little onion or scallions ( optional) and toss with olive oil, lemon juice and salt.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: Traditional Mexican Style- no chips
  • Calories: 95
  • Sugar: 1.2 g
  • Sodium: 151.4 mg
  • Fat: 8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 6.7 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 1.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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  1. Hi! All 3 way taste delicious! I just happened to made both Dukkah and Zaarter lately, so I tried both! Furikake is very familiar in Hawaii, so we always have in our counter, as well! Thanks for great recipes, always:)

  2. I am a guacamole fanatic so your different takes on guac sound amazing!! They are hands-down the most creative recipes for guacamole that I have ever seen. I just found your website yesterday btw, and have already printed several recipes to try….because of this, it might be a little bit before I make them, but I’ll get back to you once I do. 🙂
    Both the NW and SW are so lucky to have their own wonderful variations of Mexican food…it is a beautiful culture and their cuisine is no exception. I live in the North Texas area, so here we have Tex-Mex, but I have always wanted to try Cali-Mex. I have been told that is different from how the Mexican food tastes here, but it is equally as good or maybe even better, depending on the taste of the reviewer. Hopefully I will travel to California sometime and get to experience it. Thank you again for sharing your recipes. Stay healthy and take care.

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Hi, I'm Sylvia!

Chef and author of the whole-foods recipe blog, Feasting at Home, Sylvia Fountaine is a former restaurant owner and caterer turned full-time food blogger. She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest and shares seasonal, healthy recipes along with tips and tricks from her home kitchen.

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