3 Ways with Guacamole

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Chunky, creamy, spicy or sweet—there are plenty of ways to enjoy guacamole! The subtle flavor and smooth texture in avocado makes the perfect canvas for any flavor combination. While you can’t go wrong with a classic, add-ins such as mango or salsa take this dip to a whole new level. Think outside the guac with these delectable dips:

Video Description: Tune in to learn how to three guacamole recipes by One Lovely Life. Recipes included below.

Chunky GuacamoleChunky Guacamole

The perfect chip dip, this chunky guacamole is also incredible scooped over grilled chicken, fish or steak!

Ingredients:

  • 2 Avocados, halved, peeled and pits removed
  • 1/2 Lemon, juiced (about 1 1/2 tablespoons)
  • 1 Lime, juiced (about 1 tablespoon)
  • 3–4 Tbsp. Fresh cilantro, minced
  • 1–2 Tbsp. Red onion, minced
  • 4–5 Tbsp. Roma tomato, diced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: a few teaspoons minced jalapeño

Instructions:

  1. Place 1 avocado on a plate or cutting board and mash it with a fork until fairly smooth. Dice the second avocado and set it aside for a moment.
  2. Squeeze lemon and lime juice over mashed avocado and stir to combine.
  3. Sprinkle cilantro, red onion, Roma tomato, salt and pepper over mixture and stir to combine.
  4. Gently fold in the diced avocado.
  5. Taste and add additional salt, pepper or salsa, to taste.
  6. If desired, mix in a little jalapeño for some kick.
  7. To store, transfer to a bowl and cover with plastic wrap, pressing plastic wrap down onto the surface of the guacamole. Guacamole will keep 2–3 days in the refrigerator.

Mango GuacamoleMango Guacamole

There are endless variations to this guacamole! Try using pineapple, peaches, or even strawberries instead of mango in this sweet twist on a classic.

Ingredients:

  • 2 Avocados, halved, peeled and pits removed
  • 1/2 Lemon, juiced (about 1 1/2 tablespoons)
  • 1 Lime, juiced (about 1 tablespoon)
  • 3–4 Tbsp. Fresh cilantro, minced
  • 1–2 Tbsp. Chives, minced (can sub minced red onion)
  • 1/4 cup Mango, diced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Optional: a few teaspoons minced jalapeño

Instructions:

  1. Place 1 avocado on a plate or cutting board and mash it with a fork until fairly smooth. Dice the second avocado and set it aside for a moment.
  2. Squeeze lemon and lime juice over mashed avocado and stir to combine.
  3. Sprinkle cilantro, chives, salt and pepper over mixture and stir to combine.
  4. Fold in diced mango and diced avocado.
  5. Taste and add additional salt, pepper or salsa, to taste.
  6. If desired, mix in a little jalapeño for some kick.
  7. To store, transfer to a bowl and cover with plastic wrap, pressing plastic wrap down onto the surface of the guacamole. Guacamole will keep 2–3 days in the refrigerator.

Simple Shortcut GuacamoleSimple Shortcut Guacamole

This easy appetizer is perfect for your next party, football game or family dinner. Try different varieties of salsa for a fresh spin on this simple recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 2 Avocados, halved, peeled and pits removed
  • 1/2 Lemon, juiced (about 1 1/2 tablespoons)
  • 1 Lime, juiced (about 1 tablespoon)
  • 3–4 Tbsp. Fresh cilantro, minced
  • 1–2 Tbsp. Chives, minced (can sub minced red onion)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2–3 Tbsp. Sprouts Salsa

Instructions:

  1. Place avocados on a plate or cutting board and mash them with a fork until fairly smooth.
  2. Squeeze lemon and lime juice over mashed avocado and stir to combine.
  3. Sprinkle cilantro, chives, salt and pepper over mixture and stir to combine.
  4. Add 2 tablespoons salsa and stir to combine.
  5. Taste and add additional salt, pepper or salsa, to taste.
  6. To store, transfer to a bowl and cover with plastic wrap, pressing plastic wrap down onto the surface of the guacamole. Guacamole will keep 2–3 days in the refrigerator.

Meet Emily Dixon

Healthy Living Blogger and Recipe Developer

Emily lives, loves and cooks at One Lovely Life, where she shares healthy recipes and inspiration for living a happy, full life. When her daughter developed an intolerance to gluten and dairy, her blog shifted to accommodate their new eating style, and these days you’ll find fresh, vibrant, colorful recipes that don’t feel like they’re missing anything. In addition to enjoying healthy meal choices on her blog, you’ll find made-over sweet treats, book recommendations and tips for living a life you love.