Guacamole Recipes to Shake Up Any Celebration

For many of us, a party isn’t complete without guacamole and margaritas (more about margaritas later). Chef Shannon Smith sent us some recipes guaranteed to shake up your celebration.

Follow along with the video, or get the recipes (with Chef Shannon’s instructions in italics) below.

traditional guacamole

Traditional

Ingredients:

  • 2 avocados
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions:

You remove the pit . . . Take a spoon and scoop out the flesh and put it into a bowl and mash it with a fork. So, for traditional guacamole, you’re going to add to this avocado, some salt, some fresh garlic, and lime juice. Give it a stir.

And that’s all you need. Now I’m going to show you two more ways to make guacamole using a few more ingredients.

Tropical

Ingredients:

  • 2 avocados
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh pineapple
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions:

This is a tropical guacamole. So, to the avocado, I’m going to add some fresh pineapple.  Some tomatoes, a little chopped red onion, salt, and lime juice. Give this a stir, and you have a tropical guacamole.

Tangy

Ingredients:

  • 2 avocados
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions:

Now this is a tangy guacamole. So to the avocado, I’m going to add some dried cranberries and some crumbled feta cheese.

A little bit of salt, not too much, because the feta cheese has a lot of salt in it. And then some lime juice. And give it a stir.

Now you have three ways to prepare guacamole.

guacamole ingredients

Yum . . . all we need now is a margarita. Our friends from Seven Grand Whiskey Bar came up with a spicy watermelon margarita recipe that will knock your socks off.

For a more traditional take, make the perfect classic margarita with this recipe.

Bonus recipe: Vegetarian mole-topped enchiladas with a savory salad.

Extra bonus: see our entire recipe archive here.