Can you think of two dishes that are more popular, customizable, and delicious than guacamole and pizza? Neither can we. Now, what if we told you that you could have both in the same bite? Ooh la la.
Now listen, we get that trying new things can be tough and that some pairings sound a little weird. But think about it: a guacamole pizza pie? Those are three of our favorite words. (Yes, pie too!) No matter how you slice it, the combo is just too good to pass up.
There are five ways to make guacamole pizza, and at least one of them is going to change your life forever. Get ready for a pizza party like no other.
Perhaps the easiest way to bring guacamole to the pizza plan is by dunking your leftover crusts in your favorite guac. Bonus deliciousness-points for stuffed crust.
Picky eaters leaving crusts behind? Don’t toss ’em! Brush some melted garlic butter across the crusts and pop them in the oven. In 5-10 minutes, these repurposed crusts are ready for dunking.
Go-to Dunking Guacs:
Swap out marinara for guac in your next from-scratch pie. Trust us: Guac is just as delicious when served warm. If you want to keep your guacamole base sauce simple, whip up this easy guac — er, pizza sauce:
In a food processor, combine the avocados and cilantro. Puree while adding lime juice and salt to taste. Cover and set aside. Slice the garlic clove in half and rub the cut side over both sides of the pizza crust. Then, brush both sides with olive oil. Spread the avocado mixture generously over the top of each crust, and then add toppings.
Unlike pizza, avocados might not be as simple to slice. But we’ve got a method to show you how easy it can be done — and how no avo will go to waste. Check out our video below.
Doesn’t the name just sound good?! You can make a Mexican-inspired pizza using (you guessed it) a crispy tortilla as the crust. A large, toasty tostada shell works well, too. Spread some guacamole around the shell (this Simple Smooth Guac works great) as your “sauce.” Then, pile on cooked ground beef (don’t forget the taco seasoning), plenty of chunky salsa, and mountains of shredded cheese.
Set your oven to broil and put your Guaco-Taco Pizza on the top rack. Remove it once the cheese is melted and garnish your masterpiece with some cilantro leaves. Before digging in, be sure to snap a pic and send it to your friends.
OK, yes, “pizza guacamole” is fundamentally different than “guacamole pizza.” But it’s still pizza AND guacamole, right? And more importantly, it’s still goooood. Vegetarians will love our Mama Mia Guacamole, made with all the best meatless pizza fixings. Drop the parmesan and you’ve got a vegan pizza guac. Meat lovers might feel more inclined toward our recipe for Italian Guacamole, featuring turkey pepperoni and mozzarella pearls.
Making pizza-flavored guac calls for taking pizza-flavored measures. So, while tortilla chips are delicious dippers, why not try dipping with something a little more pizza-crusty? Using pita chips, bagel chips, cauliflower crisps, or even slices of bell pepper can give your guac that extra pizza oomph you’re looking for.
If you have a HUGE appetite (and no shame when it comes to getting pizza sauce on your face), add a scoop of guac between two slices for the ultimate guacamole pizza sandwich. Thin-crust pizza works best for this method, especially thin slices of cheese pizza. But if you’ve got some deep-dish meat-lover’s cravings, we won’t stop you from adding guac. Load it up, baby. And since you’re clearly an adventurous eater, we recommend going big with this Garlic & Jalapeño Guacamole.
If pizza night is a few days away, slow down the ripening process by sticking your avocados in the fridge for a couple of days. For guac today and pizza tomorrow, keep that leftover green goodness from turning brown by squirting lime or lemon juice over the top. Then, wrap the bowl in plastic wrap, pressing down so it touches the guacamole and prevents air pockets from forming. It should be good in the fridge for one or two days!
Guacamole pizza is a meal made in paradise, but the possibilities don’t end there! Find ideas for more perfect pairings on our guacamole recipes page. Until next time, happy pizza partying!
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