13 of the Best Guacamole Recipes for Summer

Thanks to the Aztec’s recipe created somewhere around the 16th century, modern American picnic tables are now graced by the delicious creamy goodness of guacamole dip. Traditionally a blend of avocado, tomato, onion, garlic, lime juice, and salt, this common go-to is delicious on tortilla chips, burgers, salads, in burritos and tacos, and piled atop a pyramid of nachos and steaming baked potatoes. And, because the basic ingredients of guacamole are so versatile, it’s easy and fun to experiment with adding other fresh flavors to jazz things up. Whatever your palate or preference–salty, sweet, smooth, or chunky–this dynamic roundup of thirteen creative guacamole recipes is reason enough to reinvent the fiesta.

1. Classic Five-Minute Guacamole

To start things off, this is the perfect classic guacamole recipe that’s quick, fail-proof, and always a crowd pleaser. (Recipe and photo: According to Elle)

Classic Five-Minute Guacamole

2. Chunky Avocado Salsa

A hearty hybrid of guacamole and salsa, zesty jalapeños and fresh tomatoes make this dip irresistible. (Recipe and photo: Whole and Heavenly Oven)

Chunky Avocado Salsa

3. Watermelon Feta Guacamole

Sweet pink watermelon and salty feta are total flavor game-changers in this delightful summer sidedish. (Recipe and photo: Two Peas and Their Pod)

Watermelon Feta Guacamole

4. Blue Cheese Guacamole

This variation combines the sweet bite of red onion with zesty blue cheese and cool avocado to shake up your summer vacation snack spread. (Recipe and photo: Olives & Garlic)

Blue Cheese Guacamole

5. Basil & Strawberry “Guacamole”

Double down on freshness and beautiful presentation with summer basil and juicy strawberries. (Recipe and photo: Ramsons & Bramble)

Basil & Strawberry “Guacamole

6. Roasted Corn Fiesta Guacamole

The quintessential colorful tastes of Mexico come together in this version featuring cumin and sweet roasted corn. (Recipe and photo: Le Creme de la Crumb)

Roasted Corn Fiesta Guacamole

7. Pineapple Guacamole

Bright pineapple compliments the rich avocado to create a perfect balance of salty and sweet. (Recipe and photo: Deliciously Sprinkled)

Pineapple Guacamole

8. Spring Pea Guacamole

Because fresh green peas replace the avocado in this one, it makes for a fantastic guacamole fake-out that still totally deserves a spot on the list. (Recipe and photo: The Shiksa in the Kitchen)

Spring Pea Guacamole

9. Grilled Guacamole

You’ve already fired up the grill for your burgers, chicken, and veggies. Grab those avocados too and turn your guacamole into a smoky, savory treat. (Recipe and photo: Garden Betty)

Grilled Guacamole

10. Guac-kale-mole

This recipe stays true to the traditional flavor and texture of classic guacamole, except there’s a little extra nutrient-rich green goodness hiding inside. (Recipe and photo: Making Thyme for Health)


11. Ultimate Guacamole with Bacon & Goat Cheese

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again. Bacon makes everything better, and guacamole is no exception. (Recipe and photo: Handle The Heat)

Ultimate Guacamole with Bacon & Goat Cheese

12. Kiwi Guacamole

Who knew fruit in guacamole could be such an awesome flavor combination? Try adding kiwi for just the right amount of mild sweetness. (Recipe and photo: Dixie Chik Cooks)

Kiwi Guacamole

13. Mango Bacon Guacamole

Start a summertime tastebud party by adding succulent mango and salty, smoky bacon to mashed avocado and crisp veggies. (Recipe and photo: My Bacon Wrapped Life)

Mango Bacon Guacamole