Guacamole. Is there a more perfect substance on this earth? I’m hard pressed to think of one. Creamy avocado….tart lime juice….herbaceous cilantro…crunchy onion….I’m getting hungry just thinking about it!

While you can’t go wrong with a (big) bowl of classic guacamole and tortilla chips, it’s also fun to experiment with different toppings. Make this recipe for the classic dip and try these six ways to bling out your guacamole!

Six Ways to Bling Out Your Guacamole

Classic Guacamole

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 3 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  • ¼ cup finely chopped red onion

Peel and pit avocados. Place flesh in a large bowl. Add lime juice, cilantro, red onion and mash with the back of a fork to combine. Season with salt to taste. Recipes serves….well, it depends on whose doing the eating.

Six Ways to Bling Out Your Guacamole

Grilled Pineapple Guacamole

Heat a grill on medium. Brush a couple large slices of pineapple with extra virgin olive oil. When the grill is hot, place the pineapple slices on the grill and grill about 5-7 minutes per side until charred. When the pineapple is cool enough to handle, chop and serve garnished on top of the classic guacamole or stir it all together.

Probiotic Packed Guacamole

Mix 1/3 cup chopped, drained sauerkraut into the classic guacamole. Look for fermented sauerkraut, which contains beneficial probiotics, in the refrigerated section.

Mexican Corn Guacamole

Heat a grill to medium-high heat. Remove the hull and silk from one fresh cob of corn. Brush it with olive oil and season with salt. Place on the hot grill and grill until lightly charred on all sides, about 10 minutes total. When cool enough to handle, run a sharp knife down the side of the corn cob to carefully cut away the kernels. Mix the grilled corn into the guacamole, top with crumbled queso fresco or cotija cheese and a dusting of chili powder.

Pomegranate Guacamole

Mix 1 seeded and minced jalapeno into the classic guacamole. Top with ½ cup of pomegranate arils for a sweet, spicy and tart kick.

Asian Guacamole

Make classic guacamole and stir in 1 ½ tablespoons freshly grated ginger, ¼ cup freshly chopped mint, and 1 seeded and minced jalapeno. Drizzle with dark toasted sesame oil. This one’s great with rice crackers!

Bacon Guacamole

Cook 3 slices of guacamole. Chop a very ripe tomato. Mix the tomato into the classic guacamole and sprinkle the bacon over the top so it stays nice and crispy.

Six Ways to Bling Out Your Guacamole

Since you’re switching up your guacamole game, why not swap out those tortilla chips while you’re at it? Try sliced cucumbers, plantain chips, brown rice crackers, jicama sticks or endive.

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