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Add Sriracha, pesto or olive tapenade to your guacamole for a special treat

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Your guacamole will never be the same once you start adding Sriracha, pesto or tapenade

No more drab, everyday guac for you. Give your guac a makeover with hot and spicy sauce and more.

You know something is going to taste good when all the ingredients in a recipe are delicious on their own. Take guacamole, for example. An avocado tastes great with just some salt and pepper or even in a sandwich. Then you mash it up and add some fresh ingredients like garlic, cilantro, onion, lime and salt, and out of nowhere you have super-tasty guacamole.

Now imagine adding condiments that taste amazing on their own to the guacamole, like olive tapenade, pesto or hot, smoky peppers and spicy Sriracha sauce. They take guacamole to a whole new level.

1. Pesto guacamole recipe

Your guacamole will never be the same once you start adding Sriracha, pesto or tapenade

Yields 2 cups

Ingredients:

For the pesto

  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
  • 1 cup basil, packed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
For the pesto guacamole
  • 2 large, ripe avocados, skin and seeds removed
  • Pesto
  • Salt, to taste
  • 2 teaspoons pine nuts, toasted (for garnish)

Directions:

For the pesto

  1. To a small food processor, add all the ingredients, and blend together.
For the pesto guacamole
  1. To a medium-size bowl, add the avocados, and mash them with a fork.
  2. Stir in the pesto.
  3. Add salt to taste.
  4. Transfer to a serving bowl, garnish with toasted pine nuts, and serve.

2. Tapenade guacamole recipe

Your guacamole will never be the same once you start adding Sriracha, pesto or tapenade

Yields 2 cups

Ingredients:

  • 2 large, ripe avocados, skin and seeds removed
  • 1/2 a lime, juiced
  • 1/2 cup olive tapenade
  • 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (or salt to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, diced
  • 2 teaspoons crumbled feta cheese (for garnish)
  • Roasted red bell pepper strips (for garnish)
  • 2-3 olives (for garnish)

Directions:

  1. To a medium-size bowl, add the avocados, and mash them with a fork.
  2. Add the lime juice, and stir it in with the avocado.
  3. Add the olive tapenade, cilantro, salt, pepper and garlic.
  4. Mix together.
  5. Transfer to a serving dish.
  6. Top with crumbled feta cheese, strips of red bell pepper and olives, and serve.

3. Sriracha-chipotle guacamole recipe

Your guacamole will never be the same once you start adding Sriracha, pesto or tapenade

Yields 2 cups

Ingredients:

  • 2 large, ripe avocados, skin and seeds removed (reserve 2 small pieces for garnish)
  • 1/2 a lime, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, diced
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt (or salt to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro (reserve a sprig for garnish)
  • 5 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce (from a can), chopped
  • 3 teaspoons Sriracha sauce (or more if you like it hot)
  • 1 chipotle pepper, chopped (for garnish)

Directions:

  1. To a medium-size bowl, add the avocados, and mash them with a fork.
  2. Add the lime juice, and stir it in with the avocados.
  3. Add the onion, garlic, salt, pepper, cilantro, chipotle peppers and Sriracha sauce. Stir together.
  4. Transfer to a serving dish.
  5. Garnish with chopped chipotle peppers, small pieces of avocado and cilantro, and serve.

More creative guacamole recipes

Sriracha and mango guacamole
Grapefruit guacamole salsa

George Duran's crunchy herbed guacamole

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