13 Creative Guacamole Recipes for People Bored With the Regular Stuff


I just saw an episode of The Best Thing I Ever Ate in which Iron Chef Michael Symon raved about the guacamole at Lopez SouthWestern Food Kitchen in Cleveland. Get this -- it has blue cheese, sage, and bacon. I love guacamole and am very intrigued by this particular spin on it ... but, since I don't think I'll get to Cleveland any time soon, I dug up some unique guacamole recipes to tide myself over.

A bonus: While searching for these recipes, I discovered that September 16 is National Guacamole Day! So ... get yourself some avocados and celebrate with any one of these delectable dips!

Mango Pomegranate Guacamole: For the fruit lover, served with plantain chips.

Like a bit of heat with that fruit? Try Spicy Papaya Guacamole.

Asparagus Guacamole: For the health nut. It's made with yogurt and asparagus spears ... and served with baked tortilla chips.

Kicked Up Guacamole With Lump Crab Meat: Emeril's recipe is for the seafood lover. It also has jicama and got rave reviews on FoodNetwork.com.

Spicy Basil Guacamole: Subs traditional cilantro for basil.

Guacamole With Margarita Coulis: For anyone who needs a drink.

BLT Guacamole: The traditional sandwich gets guacamolized.

Cranberry Guacamole: Looking for a way to integrate guacamole into Christmas dinner? This is it.

What's more, the California Avocado Commission has a host of regional variations on its site. Check these out:

Cajun Guacamole: Forget Georgia. It's perfect for anyone who has Louisiana on their mind.

Greek Guacamole: If your husband wants Mexican food but you want a Greek salad, this is one compromise that'll leave you both happy.

Japanese Guacamole: If you can't decide between sushi and Mexican cuisine, consider combining the flavors like this.

French Guacamole: With shallot, vermouth, and tarragon, it's Mexico City meets Paris.

Italian Guacamole: With sun-dried tomatoes and pine nuts, you'll swear for a second that you're Julia Roberts.

What's your favorite guacamole?

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MomIWant MomIWant

Anything with avocados is my favorite.

hotic... hoticedcoffee

No, no, no no no.  All of those "creative" recipes are abominations.  Simple guac with tomato, onion, cilantro and lime - cannot be improved upon!

Evelyn Van Winkle

I saw that show too and looking for that recipe brought me here! I'm about to try that unusual combination of ingredients...it sounds so yummy!

sstepph sstepph

Yum, Thanks!

Carey... Carey2006

I'm allergic....I can't eat Guacamole

coppe... copperswifey

I don't think I could ever get bored with it. I love it way too much! Some of those do sound really good though and worth trying! Thank you! :)

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