6 Unique Guacamole Recipes for a Tasty Twist on the Classic Dip

Great Guacamole
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There's nothing like a zesty, creamy bite of guacamole on a crunchy tortilla chip. When you've got a few ripe avocados to use, we've got some seriously delicious guacamole recipes to make. If a traditional, easy guacamole recipe is what you're looking for, we've got plenty. But if you're ready for a new twist, we've cooked up some fun and inventive guacamole recipes to get your gathering started.

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Pineapple-Black Bean Guacamole

Pineapple-Black Bean Guacamole
Blaine Moats

For a guacamole recipe that truly turns heads, playing with ingredients is key. We love the savory and fruity combo of black beans and fresh pineapple mixed with mashed avocado. Green salsa gives this fresh guacamole recipe a saucier texture, making it a great topper for grilled chicken.

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Chunky Guacamole

Chunky Guacamole in stone bowl with sliced avocados and garlic cloves
Blaine Moats

For the Mexican-style guacamole taste you know and love, try our classic blend of fresh tomato and creamy avocado flavored with garlic, lime, and onion. Try preparing this guacamole recipe in a molcajete (Mexican version of a mortar and pestle) for a more authentic taste and experience.

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Roasted Pumpkin Guacamole

Roasted Pumpkin Guacamole
Reed Davis

Say hello to a totally new take on guacamole. This rich, cumin-spiced guacamole recipe features the nutty taste of pumpkin and a spicy jalapeño. The bold-flavored guac might just be your new favorite condiment. If you don't have a fresh pumpkin, butternut squash works, too.

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Hot and Chunky Guacamole

Hot & Chunky Guacamole
Andy Lyons

Studded with sliced jalapeño peppers, this spicy guacamole recipe isn't for the faint of heart. To cool things off and add a fun texture to the mix, we included shelled green peas. They bring a smidge of sweetness to the dip and blend perfectly with the avocados.

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Smoky Pineapple Guacamole

Smoky Pineapple Guacamole
Andy Lyons

Grilling pineapple and avocado slices makes all the difference in this guacamole recipe. The hint of smoky flavor takes the guacamole over the top. For an easy meal idea, try serving this chunky guacamole on top of shredded pork tacos.

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Basil Guacamole

Basil Guacamole in white bowl with chips
Kim Cornelison

If you're one of those people that think cilantro tastes like soap, here's a guacamole recipe without cilantro for you. Take classic guacamole to new heights with the lightly sweet flavor of basil. Combined with tangy onion and zippy lime juice, it creates a layered, restaurant-worthy flavor that you can enjoy any day.

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