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The best guacamole recipes to try for Cinco de Mayo

Avocados - Guacamole Recipes
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No Cinco de Mayo celebration would be complete without a generous offering of guacamole and chips.

If you’re in an authentic guacamole mood, opt for the tried and true mash of avocado like your abuela would make. However, if you’re feeling rather daring, give your dip a modern flair by whipping up one of our inventive guacamole recipes featuring an appetizing array of unconventional ingredients.

Either way, your Cinco de Mayo party guests are going to cheer “Delicioso!” and beg you for more chips.

Mint and sweet pea guacamole with sweet potato chips

Surprise your Cinco de Mayo dinner guests with this mint and sweet pea guacamole with sweet potato chips from Hola Jalapeño.

Certainly a break from the norm, this guacamole will inspire you to be deliciously daring more often. The sweet pea lends a hint of sweetness, while the fresh mint gives the guac a yummy spring flair. Plating this Mexican party dip with homemade sweet potato chips gives your guests a chip and dip offering they will always remember.

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Divine guacamole dip

Craving a guacamole that is nearly transcendent? Make our divine guacamole dip and enjoy a luscious little taste of heaven. Bursting with fresh flavors, this must-eat Cinco de Mayo recipe gives prominence to the classic avocado but boosts its appeal with the addition of garlic, serrano pepper, onion, tomato, lime juice and pepitas.

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Smoky guacamole toasts with pepitas

Pull out all the stops this Cinco de Mayo by serving your guests a platter of our smoky guacamole toasts with pepitas. Instead of setting out a bowl of chips with your party dip, give your family and friends a ready-to-eat Mexican appetizer that they can pop right into their mouths. Smoked chilies give the guac a fabulous depth of flavor, while the scattering of pepitas adds a welcome nutty crunch.

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Best ever avocado dip — aka guacamole

When we say you can’t have a Cinco de Mayo fiesta without this best ever avocado dip from Budget Bytes, you had better believe it. You make this lip-smacking good guacamole with a combination of unusual ingredients that elevate ordinary mashed avocado dip to an exciting guac that will have your family and friends fighting for the first and last bites.

The secret to this best ever guacamole? Mashing in pineapple bits, Sriracha and hard-boiled eggs. Don’t knock it until you try it. We guarantee you’ll be hooked.

Photo Credit: Budget Bytes

Charred corn and bacon guacamole

Just when you thought your Cinco de Mayo guacamole dip couldn’t get any better, we give you this charred corn and bacon guac from Fake Ginger.

Every tasty nibble delivers chunks of creamy avocado, smoky chewy kernels of grilled corn, and addictive crispy bits of bacon. Upon first bite, every one of your Cinco de Mayo party guests will become instantly obsessed.

Charred Corn and Bacon guac
Photo Credit: Fake Ginger

Grilled jalapeño pineapple guacamole

If you want to crazy-impress your Cinco de Mayo dinner guests, set this grilled jalapeño pineapple guacamole from My Man’s Belly on the table.

Every holiday honoring Mexico deserves a kicked-up rendition of guac, and this intriguing recipe does not disappoint. Fire up your grill and deliciously char the jalapeño and pineapple, then dice and mash them with perfectly ripe avocado, fresh cilantro, lime juice and salt. Make extra because it will disappear rápidamente.

Grilled Jalapeno Pineapple Guacamole
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Spicy guacamole

This spicy guacamole from The Kentucky Gent lights up your mouth with habanero heat and a zing of fresh lime.

A ridiculously easy Cinco de Mayo party recipe, this dynamite dip requires only four basic ingredients and takes just minutes to mash together. You achieve the lip-licking spicy heat by adding a can of Ro*Tel diced tomatoes with habaneros to the avocado. Toss in diced red onion and lime juice, then mash together for the simplest hot guac you’ve ever dipped with a chip.

Spicy Guac
Photo Credit: The Kentucky Gent

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Fully loaded guacamole

Take your guacamole to delicioso new heights with this fully loaded guacamole recipe, originally posted on From Valerie’s Kitchen.

Featuring chunky mashed avocados cleverly combined with black beans, jicama, corn, peppers, cilantro and fresh lime, this guac packs a satisfying variety of flavors and textures that plain guacamole doesn’t deliver. If you’re having a Cinco de Mayo fiesta, this generous avocado recipe will feed a crowd.

Fully Loaded Guac
Photo Credit: Valerie’s Kitchen


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