Not that you needed an excuse to indulge on your favorite green guilty pleasure, but this week gives you all the more reason. Friday, Sept. 16 is National Guacamole Day and it’s time to bring the party to you. Four zesty recipes pay delicious homage to your chips’ faithful companion.
Guacamole de Otoño
It’s time for a seasonal makeover—harvest style. Add some crunch to your guacamole with Rosa Mexicano’s tangy twist. Toasted almonds, pomegranate seeds, roasted apples and pears bring texture, while minced jalapeños kick the heat up a notch. Get the recipe.
Mini Guacamole Parfait
Celebrity caterer Andrea Correale prepares red-carpet-worthy mini parfaits with rich guacamole, pico de gallo, tortilla strips and low-fat cheddar cheese. Layer the ingredients into votive glasses for the perfect single serving. The best part is there is no need to share. Get the recipe.
It’s OK to start getting excited for Spicy Guacamole Day Nov. 14. This recipe calls for garlic, cumin, hot sauce and jalapeños to enhance the smokiness. Opt to cool down the dish with some chips, veggies or toast. Pro tip: squeeze a little bit of lime juice on the avocado to prevent browning. Get the recipe.
Sun Dried Tomato Guacamole
This classic style is loaded with fresh Bella Sun Luci Sun Dried Tomatoes, sliced olives and minced basil. It makes for a creamy add-on to grilled fish or chicken. Get the recipe.