Guacamole is a signature college food, considering it’s semi-healthy reputation and its versatility as a dip or a spread. But this king of college munchies doesn’t have to always stay the same. In honor of Cinco de Mayo, here is a classic recipe and some ways to change up your guac:
If you want to make your own guacamole try this classic recipe:
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
2-3 fresh avocados
¼ teaspoon fresh garlic or a few pinches of garlic powder
3 tablespoon fresh chopped cilantro
½ – 1 tablespoon finely chopped shallot
1 chopped jalapeño
Salt to taste
Just mash the avocados and then throw in garlic, cilantro, shallot, jalapeño, and lime juice and you’re done! Add salt to taste. Protip: if you want to skip the homemade – try Trader Joe’s – you won’t be able to taste the difference!
And here are some variations:
Sweet Corn Guacamole
Adding corn to a classic guacamole will bring out the natural tang from the citrus, and make for a sweeter variation of the traditional variation.
Roasted Peppers and Sun-dried Tomato Guacamole
Throw in some roasted peppers, sun-dried tomatoes or both to make this “euro” variation of guac. The varied textures play against guac’s avocado base and create more texture.
The richness and sweetness of the mango pairs wonderfully with a guac that has a few extra pinches of jalapeños for spice. Pair it with a margarita and you’re golden.