Guacamole

DIY Guacamole Bar

DIY Guacamole Bar – Save Time With These Tips

When you’re hosting, it can be difficult to cater to your guests’ many tastes with a single dip. Rather than trying to concoct the perfect guacamole compromise, give all your guests what they want by placing the ingredients in their hands — have a DIY guacamole bar.

Here’s how to set up your DIY guacamole bar and what to include to ensure every one of your guacamole-loving guests is equipped with the ingredients they need to make their own mashed-up masterpiece.

Must-Have Ingredients for Your Guacamole Bar

Stock up on perfectly ripe Avocados From Mexico before your party — estimate one avocado per guest. Then, choose ingredients for guests to mix into their mashed avocado base. Below are some ingredients you’ll need or can add if you’d like.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • Finely chopped onions
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Sliced jalapeños
  • Lime wedges
  • Pico de gallo or salsa

Optional Ingredients:

  • Diced bell peppers
  • Black beans
  • Sliced olives
  • Chopped, cooked bacon
  • Finely sliced radishes
  • Grated cheddar, crumbled cotija, or goat cheese
  • Chopped nuts
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Diced mango
  • Pineapple chunks

Tips for a Superior Guacamole Bar Setup

Mash all of the avocados before your event — a potato masher works great for large batches. As you mash, cater to those guests who prefer chunky guacamole and set out forks for those who may wish to mash more when creating their own mix. Squeeze the juice of a few limes over the mashed-avocado base to keep it green until party time, then sprinkle in some salt for flavor.

Set the avocado base in a large bowl on one end of your table and place another bowl with chips or fresh veggies at the other end. Line all the other ingredients up in smaller bowls across the center of the table.

Make sure to accompany each bowl, including the one containing the avocado base, with a spoon for easy, self-serve assembly. Include napkins near the chips or fresh veggies to minimize mess.

Go Forth and Guac

Whether you’re hosting a party with friends or a family get-together, alleviate some preparation pressure with a DIY guacamole bar sure to meet everyone’s taste and texture preferences.

Visit our avocado recipe page for more guacamole-ingredient inspiration to help build your next guacamole bar.

By Avocados From Mexico August 30, 2019

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