10 ways to make your guacamole even better (LIFESTYLE/FOOD)
10 ways to make your guacamole even better
Onion and garlic
You may be so eager to get dipping that you forget to add onion and garlic, but they're great for flavoring a basic guacamole.
Adding fresh herbs like cilantro brings a distinct flavor to many classic versions of the dip. Fresh chives and scallions are also a good alternative to onions.
Jalapenos are one way to add kick to your guacamole, and as Rick Bayless suggests, you'll want to include the seeds to bring the heat.
It may seem unconventional, but adding fruit to your guacamole will give it a nice sweetness that acts as a contrast to the savory avocado. Pomegranate seeds, pineapple, mango and grapefruit are all good options.
You don't need to reserve all of that tequila for the margarita you're drinking alongside your guacamole. Pour a splash right into the dip for a fun twist. (Just be sure to keep this one away from the kiddies.)
Corn is the main ingredient in some salsa dips, so why not add it to your guacamole too? Grilling the corn first adds even more delicious flavor.
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Guacamole is generally a crowd pleaser on its own. (Because who doesn't love mashed avocados you can dip chips into?) Most guacamole lovers know to add salt and lime juice to make the most basic form of the dip taste great-but if you want to step up your game, there are a few other items you may want to consider adding to take your dip to the next level. Check out the slideshow above to learn 10 ways you can make your guacamole even better.