Creative Ways to Eat Guacamole

Traditionally, guacamole is eaten as a dip alongside tortilla chips. It has also been known to be eaten in several types of layered dips. However, there are many other ways that you can eat guacamole, and plenty of creative recipes that involve guacamole that will completely change the way you look at avocados.

Ways to Eat Guacamole, Ixtapa Mexican Restaurant, MAMaking Guacamole

Before getting into the recipes involving guacamole, the first thing you should know is how to make it. Store-bought it ok, but there is nothing better than fresh, home-made guac. The most basic guacamole recipe involves some combination of mashed avocado, lime juice, salt, pepper, and garlic. Adding other spices can change the flavor and make it unique. Some add-ins you could try include charred corn, kale, pineapple, mango, quinoa, and edamame. Each of these ingredients could add an extra explosion of flavor to your taste buds.

Simple Ways to Eat Guacamole

Besides the customary guacamole and chips, there are other easy ways to enjoy this yummy dip. For starters, it can be used as a spread… on toast, quesadillas, sandwiches, burgers, tacos… just about anywhere you would normally use a condiment, you can use guacamole. Another easy way you can enjoy this treat would be to add it to salads to add a little flavor, or as a side to your eggs and bacon. You’ll be surprised at how well it complements these meals.

3 Creative Recipes

Besides being used as a dip, side, or condiment, guacamole can be wholly incorporated to make an entire meal that much better. We have found three noteworthy recipes that are based around this green delight. First, for a spin on brunch, we have guacamole deviled eggs from Skinnytaste.com.

Guacamole Deviled Eggs

6 large eggs, hard boiled (recipe here)

1 medium avocado

2-3 tsp fresh lime juice

1 tsp red onion, minced

1 tbsp minced jalapeno

1 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped

kosher salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste

1 tbsp diced tomato

pinch chile powder (for garnish)

Peel the cooled hard boiled eggs.

Cut the eggs in half horizontally, and set the yolks aside.

In a bowl, mash the avocado and 2 whole egg yolks; discard the rest. Mix in lime juice, red onion, jalapeño, cilantro, salt and pepper and adjust to taste. Gently fold in tomato.

Scoop heaping spoonfuls of the guacamole into the 12 halved eggs. Sprinkle with a little chile powder for color and arrange on a platter.

Next, for a lunch option, there is the decadent, delicious bacon guacamole grilled cheese by Closet Cooking.

Bacon Guacamole Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Ingredients

2 slices bacon

2 slices sour dough bread

1 tablespoon butter, room temperature

1/2 cup jack and cheddar cheese, shredded

2 tablespoons guacamole, room temperature

1 tablespoon tortilla chips, crumbled (optional)

Directions

Cook the bacon until crispy and set aside on paper towels to drain.

Butter one side of each slice of bread, sprinkle half of the cheese onto the unbuttered side of one slice of bread followed by the guacamole, bacon, tortilla chips, the remaining cheese and finally top with the remaining slice of bread with the buttered side up.

Grill over medium heat until golden brown and the cheese has melted, about 2-3 minutes per side.

Lastly, for a unique twist on a classic sandwich, there is the guacamole chicken salad by Tasty Kitchen.

Guacamole Chicken Salad

Ingredients

2 cups Leftover Cooked Chicken, Cubed Or Shredded

⅓ cups Whole Plain Greek Yogurt

3 Tablespoons Salsa Verde (or A 4-ounce Can Of Diced Green Chiles)

1 whole Green Onion, Chopped

¼ cups Fresh Chopped Cilantro

¼ cups Crumbed Cotija Or Feta Cheese

½ whole Avocado, Pitted, Peeled, And Diced

½ whole Lime, Juiced

1 pinch Salt To Taste

1 pinch Cumin (a Generous Pinch)

 Preparation

In a medium bowl combine the chicken, yogurt, salsa verde, onion, cilantro, and Cotija cheese. Mix thoroughly. Gently fold in the avocado. Add the lime juice, salt, and cumin and stir again gently. Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary.

Serve wrapped in a tortilla, in a pita, with chips, or over salad greens. Or by itself.

So there you have it, some simple ways to make guacamole a whole lot more creative than just a dip. You can try these at home, or come try some of the best guacamole in Massachusetts at Ixtapa Mexican Grill and Cantina. With locations in Woburn, Lexington, Lunenburg, and Groton, you will have endless opportunities to fill your palates with delicious Mexican food.