Guacamole Appetizers 101

Guacamole is the king of appetizers. That creamy green dip just has no competition when it comes to whetting appetites. But chips and guac isn’t the end of the story — when it comes to guacamole appetizers, versatility knows no bounds.

From bruschetta to shrimp cocktails, guacamole puts a creamy green spin on your favorite apps. Plus, you’ll earn mad creativity points.

Here’s our guide to dishing up a wide array of guacamole appetizers.

Related: Another appetizer favorite is our original recipe for Shrimp and Avocado Ceviche. It’s not guac, but it’s just as delightful.

Our Favorite Ways to Serve Guacamole Appetizers

Keep It Classy

Making a great first impression with your appetizers will set the tone for your entire event. Make any gathering a class act by serving delicate favorites such as:

  • Shrimp Guac-tails: Take a cocktail glass and fill it with a smooth and creamy guacamole (the smoother the better). Balance large cocktail shrimp along the rim of the glass and serve it up. Talk about presentation.
  • Bruschetta Guacamole: Mix mashed avocado with diced tomato, red onion, salt, pepper, mozzarella pearls, and minced basil, then drizzle with balsamic vinaigrette for a guacamole twist on this Italian classic. Serve on toasted crostini for authenticity.
  • Stackable Guac Bites: Slicesturdy cucumber discs and top them with dollops of a simple guacamole. Additional toppings might include smoked salmon, bacon strips, or edible flowers.

Pro tip: If your avocados aren’t quite at peak ripeness yet but you’ve got to have guacamole pronto, you’re in luck: Check out how to ripen an avocado.

Keep It Classic

While guacamole and tortilla chips is a classic duo, why not change things up by dunking something different? These traditional appetizers are excellent alternatives for dipping into your guac:

  • Mozzarella sticks
  • Sliced celery, bell peppers, or carrots
  • Sweet potato fries
  • Wontons

But if your appetizer spread is overbooked with complex and experimental combinations, balance things out with the creamy subtlety of guacamole. Straight forward favorites are a great way to make people feel right at home.

Guacamole Appetizers Are Just the Beginning

Take a shot at upgrading your favorite apps with guac — we’ll bet you won’t regret it! Of course, appetizers are just the beginning. Find more avo-inspiration on our guacamole recipe page.

By Avocados From Mexico June 03, 2020

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