When entertaining guests, presentation is key — and what better way to show off your knack for design than through your appetizer spread? Whether it’s a Cinco de Mayo fiesta or a gathering for the winter holidays, a colorful snack table will make your party pop.
Guacamole is a delightful dish, and its vivid green hue will naturally draw the eye of your guests. And the cleaner the avocado, the greener the guacamole! But to really attract attention, decorate your guacamole with bright red fixings — like pomegranate seeds, cranberries, and tomato — and your dish will burst with color and flavor.
These four colorful guacamole recipes boast a bold contrast between green avocados and red accents and will make a vibrant addition to your party’s appetizer spread.
Related: Check out these tips for more ways to elevate your party presentation.
A delicious blend of sweet and savory, this pomegranate-packed twist on traditional guacamole is a unique option for dipping with crispy corn chips or spreading atop toasted crackers for unconventional crostini.
Red accent: Pomegranate seeds.
Grape tomatoes and basil give a caprese twist to standard guacamole. Roasting the tomatoes in good olive oil and adding a touch of garlic gives this dip its rich color and taste. To top it off, drizzle balsamic vinegar reduction for an extra flavorful edge.
Red accent: Grape tomatoes.
Dried cranberries, crumbled cotijacheese, roasted pumpkin seeds, and a hint of jalapeñoheat bring a diverse flavor to the table. Served with carrot sticks, this guacamole is ideal for tailgating, cocktails, potlucks, or as a holiday appetizer at home.
Red accent: Dried cranberries.
Have a glass of water ready for guests who approach this guacamole. The combined effect of jalapeño peppers, Serrano chiles, and Fresno chiles turn up the heat, and a sprinkling of cayenne pepper completes the spicy zest and colorful flair.
Red accent: Fresno chiles and cayenne pepper.
This list of avocado appetizers has something for everyone. Check out our recipe page for more party appetizers and snacks.