21 Easy (and Unexpected) Guacamole Recipes You Need to Try

Avocados are awesome, so naturally, guacamole is too. We’d eat it at every meal if we could—and some days we do. Recently, we’ve been kicking things up a notch by adding interesting ingredients to the basics. Here, we present 21 easy (and irresistible) guacamole recipes. Grab some tortilla chips and let’s hit the kitchen.

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1. Two-ingredient Cheater's Guacamole

You gotta walk before you can run, right? Before we get into creative spins on guac, you should know the ultimate shortcut: Mashing two avocados with chunky salsa.

2. The Best Guacamole

If you have 15 minutes instead of five, try this classic recipe on for size. It boasts all the usual suspects, from white onion to fresh lime juice to chopped cilantro.

3. Roasted Poblano And Corn Guacamole

Chunky guac stans, this one's for you. The roasted corn not only adds texture (along with poblanos, avocados and red onion), but also a pop of sweetness to this otherwise zesty, spicy app.

4. Two-cheese Guacamole

Because a little queso never hurt nobody. Think mild, sweet jack cheese meets salty, earthy goat cheese.

5. Sun-dried Tomato Guacamole

This recipe is like guacamole hopped a flight to Italy and came back a whole new person. Trade lime juice for lemon and spruce it up with chopped sun-dried tomatoes, fresh basil and garlic.

6. Bacon Guacamole

Need we say more? We think not, but we can talk about this mashup all day long. The recipe is pretty standard, but the crisp bacon crumbles and smoky chili powder take it OTT. (P.S.: It'd taste damn divine on top of a cheeseburger.)

7. Mango Guacamole

Hi, summer. We've missed you so. Can we catch up over this tropical vacay in a bowl?

8. Spicy Avocado Hummus

This 10-minute gem is what you'd get if hummus and guacamole had a baby. It's smooth, creamy and has a hot streak, thanks to chopped jalapeño. Now, the hard part: pita chips or tortilla chips?

9. Green Chile And Roasted Tomato Guacamole

Mild, salty cotija cheese is just the pairing for sweet roasted tomatoes and zingy canned green chiles.

10. Guacamole With Greek Yogurt

Greek yogurt is tangy, creamy and packed with protein. Add a few avocados to the mix and cut up some fresh veggies for dipping, and you've got a full-on meal.

11. Summer Garden Guacamole

Sweet corn, berries and peaches, oh my! This mix of avocado, lime juice, fresh herbs and cumin will get your farmers market haul the attention it deserves.

12. Furikake Guacamole

This Japanese-inspired take is too gorgeous, thanks to thin-sliced watermelon radishes, cucumber ribbons and umami-rich furikake seasoning.

13. Roasted Garlic And Jalapeño Guacamole

A whole head of roasted garlic adds a sweet, caramelized je nais se quois to this spicy number. It also gets both chopped jalapeños and a splash of pickled jalapeño brine.

14. Pineapple Guacamole

Pineapple is sweet, juicy and oh so summery—but how the heck do you cut it up? We've got you, friend: Slicing pineapple is actually easier than you think.

15. Ginger Guacamole With Slow-roasted Tomatoes

Sliced scallions, minced ginger and jalapeño peppers make for the tingliest, sharpest guacamole you've ever made (or eaten).

16. Sriracha Guacamole

Buttery avocado + sriracha + chopped mango + fresh lime juice = a perfectly balanced fiesta in your mouth.

17. Pea Guacamole

Lean on your food processor or blender to purée this alternative guacamole. You can even go the extra mile by using it on seared halloumi tacos...just sayin'.

18. Pomegranate Guacamole With Fried Plantain Chips

This starter has winter dinner party written all over it. Don't skimp on the feta—its saltiness will pair gorgeously with the juicy pomegranate arils.

19. Jalapeño And Goat Cheese Guacamole With Baked Plantain Chips

Instead of just being sprinkled on top, the goat cheese is stirred into the guacamole, so you'll taste tangy, salty bliss in every bite.

20. Chunky Citrus Guacamole

Orange juice offers a unique sweetness to this smoky number. We recommend using Valencia oranges, since they have a ton of juice and are one of the sweetest types you'll find at the supermarket.

21. Sweet Corn Grilled Guacamole

Seasoning and grilling the avocados before mashing them is the key to making the smokiest guacamole of all time.

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From 2017 to 2019 Heath Goldman held the role of Food Editor covering food, booze and some recipe development, too. Tough job, eh?

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Taryn Pire is PureWow’s food editor and has been writing about all things delicious since 2016. She’s developed recipes, reviewed restaurants and investigated food trends at...