Guacamole Recipes

Find 15 of our best guacamoles and avocado-based dips and salsas–perfect as a snack or as a garnish with a Mexican-inspired dish.

All About the Avocados

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All About the Avocados

Whether you’re in search of the perfect party dip or a condiment for your favorite weeknight Mexican meal, avocados are your essential ingredient. Known for their rich, creamy texture and tangy taste, they’re the key to a making a delicious and successful guacamole or salsa.

First up is our Guacamole with Fish Sauce recipe. This super simple recipe is for when you have perfectly ripe avocados–there's no need for tomato or other complications. You just want the avocados' richness to shine against the zip of lime and cilantro, their flavor deepened with fish sauce.

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Roasted-Poblano Guacamole with Garlic and Parsley

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Roasted-Poblano Guacamole with Garlic and Parsley

Mashed avocado loves company, so you'll find guacamoles in Mexico that range from an intimate gathering of a few ingredients to a big fiesta of tomato, cilantro, green chile, garlic and lime. In this version, roasted poblanos add spark to the creamy, almost nutty-tasting avocados.

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Avocado-Mango Salsa with Roasted Corn Chips

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Avocado-Mango Salsa with Roasted Corn Chips

Avocado provides more than half of the 158 milligrams of potassium in each serving of this snack, which is also a good source of fiber and monounsaturated fat.

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Simple Guacamole

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Simple Guacamole

There’s no credible way to lighten guacamole since the main ingredient–avocado–is high in fat. But it’s heart-healthy and a worth-while splurge occasionally!

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Strawberry-Avocado Salsa with Cinnamon Tortilla Chips

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Strawberry-Avocado Salsa with Cinnamon Tortilla Chips

For the perfect sweet and spicy combination, enjoy this avocado salsa with homemade cinnamon tortilla chips. Enjoy as an afternoon snack or serve as an appetizer when entertaining.

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Spice-Rubbed New York Strip with Avocado-Lime Salsa

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Spice-Rubbed New York Strip with Avocado-Lime Salsa

Ready in just 26 minutes, this strip steak topped with avocado-lime salsa is an ideal way to add a unique twist to a weeknight steak dinner.

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Orange and Avocado Salsa

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Orange and Avocado Salsa

Serve this salsa with chips, or spoon it atop sautéed chicken breast or fish. If you want to make the salsa ahead, omit the cilantro and avocado, and stir them in just before serving.

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Roasted Garlic, Poblano, and Red Pepper Guacamole with Homemade Tortilla Chips

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Roasted Garlic, Poblano, and Red Pepper Guacamole with Homemade Tortilla Chips

When storing this guacamole, press plastic wrap against its surface to help keep it from oxidizing and turning brown. You can use it to liven up a turkey sandwich or as a condiment in a vegetable wrap.

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Avocado-Yogurt Dip with Cumin

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Avocado-Yogurt Dip with Cumin

Scoop this creamy dip with pita chips and carrot, celery, red bell pepper, and jicama sticks. Prepare up to eight hours in advance, and refrigerate in an airtight container. To further simplify your evening, use precut vegetables from the produce section.

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Chicken and Guacamole Tostadas

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Chicken and Guacamole Tostadas

Smoked paprika gives these chicken tostadas rich, grill-like flavor with no cooking. Look for tostada shells (fried, flat corn tortillas) near the flour and corn tortillas or in the Mexican food section of your grocery store. Serve with lime wedges.

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Grilled Pineapple-Avocado Salsa

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Grilled Pineapple-Avocado Salsa

Easy to make in just three simple steps, this salsa recipe is always a warmer weather hit. Enjoy with chips or use as a garnish for a beef or fish taco dish.

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Easy Guacamole

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Easy Guacamole

The food processor makes quick work of this guacamole recipe that's rich in heart-healthy monounsaturated fats. We like the heat from leaving the seeds in the jalapeño, but you can seed the pepper for a milder guac. Serve with tortilla chips or crudités.

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Salsamole

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Salsamole

This recipe is easy to make and provides a wonderful combination of flavors that everyone will love.

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Tuna-Guacamole Tacos

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Tuna-Guacamole Tacos

Brighten up weeknight dinners with easy and flavorful tuna tacos. The guacamole is very creamy and tasty on its own–make extra.

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Guacamole with Chipotle Tortilla Chips

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Guacamole with Chipotle Tortilla Chips

Chipotle chile powder gives the crunchy chips a smoky kick that pairs well with the buttery guacamole. Use ground cumin or regular chili powder in its place, if you prefer. Prepare the chips up to a day ahead, and store in a zip-top plastic bag.

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