7 Authentic Guacamole Recipes To Throw The Best Party

7 Authentic Guacamole Recipes To Throw The Best Party

By: Julieta Sanguino -

Having a party? Try these guacamole recipes to surprise all your guests and add a Mexican flavor to your celebration.

Many aspects of the Mexican culture are related to food, and there is one dish in particular that can be described as an essential part of its national identity. It has been around since the time of the Aztecs.

They considered it to be an aphrodisiac ingredient, and a symbol of manhood since it was associated with the testicles. 


It is green on the inside, with black skin, and in its center a brown seed: The avocado. Its flavor is beyond unique, almost celestial, and the many ways in which it can be prepared makes it even more special. There is one dish that stands above the rest: The Guacamole.


Legend says that the Aztec god of knowledge, Quetzalcóatl (ket-sal-ko-ah-tl) not only retrieved human bones from the underworld and poured his blood on them to bring them back to life, thus saving the human species. He also shared the sacred guacamole recipe. How magical can guacamole get?


The creaminess of the avocado combined with the slightest heat of the chilli, the texture of the tomato and cilantro is an explosion of flavors that has no comparison. The crunch of a tortilla chip with the smoothness of guacamole is a match made in heaven. 


If you speak to any Mexican, they will say they are guacamole experts, as if it were a genetic attribute passed on from generation to generation. 

This exotic and extravagant dish is not so simple to prepare and you need a stroke of culinary inspiration to prepare the perfect guacamole. 


If you want to be the soul of the party, a legendary host, or you simply wish to delight your friends during the Monday Night Football games, we give you the most successful guacamole recipes that will impress the most demanding palates. 


*The directions of the original recipe can be followed on the rest of the recipes. There will be some variations on ingredients that will transform the final dishes*


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Original Recipe


guacamole


Ingredients:


4 or 5 ripe avocados 


1 medium sized onion


1 medium sized tomato


1 Serrano Pepper


1 tbsp. of lime juice


Half bunch of fresh cilantro


Salt to taste


Directions:


Chop the onion, tomato, and cilantro. Deseed and chop the Serrano pepper separately. 

Add and grind all the ingredients, except for the pepper, into a large mortar and pestle. 

Remove the skin from the avocados and scoop the flesh into the mortar and add lime and salt. Mix all the ingredients together. Maintain a chunky texture and we recommend you add the chopped chilli at the end so you can control the spiciness of your guacamole. 


(If you want to try out the full Mexican experience, add the ingredients into a molcajete, a rustic and ancient Mexican mortar and pestle.)


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Guacamole Fuego


guacamole fuego

Ingredients:


4 or 5 ripe avocados 


1 medium sized onion


1 medium sized tomato


 2 Serrano Peppers


1 tbsp. of lime juice


2 tbsp. of fresh cilantro


1 tbsp. of Cayenne pepper


Salt


Tabasco Sauce


Directions:


Follow the instructions of the original recipe but this time you will add cayenne pepper, tabasco sauce, and one more Serrano pepper. This is a guacamole only the brave will dare to try. 


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Guacamole, and Salmon


guacamole salmon


Ingredients:


4 or 5 ripe avocados 


1 scallion


1 medium sized tomato


 1 Serrano Pepper


1 tbsp. of lime juice


250 g of sliced smoked salmon /8.8 oz of of sliced smoked salmon


Nacho chips or small slices of toasted bread


Salt


Directions:


Spread the guacamole over the bread or the nacho chips, and on the top use the slices of smoked salmon. This dish can be served in more formal events, for example if you want to impress your in laws, or for a romantic date with your S.O.


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Guacamole Gourmet


guacamole gourmet


Ingredients:


4 or 5 ripe avocados 


50 g of blue cheese /  1.8 oz of blue cheese


Chopped smoked almonds


1 medium size onion


1 medium sized tomato


 1 Serrano Pepper


1 tbsp. of lime juice


2 tbsp. of fresh cilantro


Salt


Directions:


Follow the instructions of the original recipe to make the guacamole. Add to the original mix some blue cheese and almonds. The cheese will give it a strong flavor and the almonds a crunchy texture. 


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Frutti di Mare Guacamole


guacamole seafood


Ingredients:


4 or 5 ripe avocados 


Crab meat


Small size shrimp


1 medium size onion


1 medium sized tomato


 1 Serrano Pepper


1 tbsp. of lime juice


2 tbsp. of fresh cilantro


Salt


Directions:


Peal, and boil the shrimps and the crab. Put it aside for a moment. Add the original guacamole mix to the crab and shrimp. The sweet flavors of seafood will combine perfectly with the acidic notes and saltiness of the guacamole.


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Tropical Guacamole


guacamole tropical


Ingredients:


4 or 5 ripe avocados 


Crab meat


Small size shrimp


1 medium size onion


 2 Serrano Peppers


8 tbsp. of lime juice


1 mango

 

1/2 cup of jicama


1/4 cup of grains of pomegranate


Salt


Directions:


Chop the onion and marinate it with 4 tablespoons of lime for at least 1 hour. After this period of time, drain and put the onion to one side. Place the Serranos with the rest of the lime juice in a blender and add the avocados one by one, until the mix looks creamy. Wash, peal, and chop the mango, and jicama. On a bowl mix the guacamole with the grains of pomegranate, jicama, mango and the previously marinated onion. 


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Joe Montana Guacamole


guacamole joe montana

Ingredients:


2 ripe avocados, seeded, peeled and diced


1 medium-sized tomato, diced


1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely diced


½ cup black beans, drained and rinsed


4 green onions, thinly sliced


2 tbsp. of lime juice


½ cup sharp aged cheddar cheese, shredded


Salt and pepper


Directions:


Add one avocado to a bowl and lightly mash it, then add the tomatoes, jalapeno pepper, and lime juice into the mix. Add beans, onions, cheese and the remaining avocado. Stir well and season with salt and pepper to taste. Chill until it's ready to serve. 

Serve with crackers or tortilla chips.


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The avocado is such a universal ingredient that we can see the influence it has had even in the art world, in important paintings, for example, in this version of "The Starry Night."


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