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!
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!
- Use Ripe avocados
- Finely dice your onion, jalapeno and cilantro.
- Balance salt, heat and lime juice to your own personal taste.
- Test with a chip (or whatever you plan to serve it with)
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.
- Ripe avocados
- fresh cilantro
- cumin and coriander
- salt and cayenne
- optional tomato (can serve as a garnish)
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. 🙂
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.
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!
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!
Top the Furicake Guacamole with fresh radishes, cucumber ribbons, scallion or chives.
Serve with rice crackers instead of chips!
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!
Here is a small batch of the Israeli Salad – for a refreshing, crunchy topping.
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.