The first recorded batch of guacamole was whipped up some time during the 14th century by the indigenous Aztec people in Mexico. Ever since then, guacamole has been traveling around the globe, taking on new forms inspired by various cultures — and each version is just as delectable as the last.
As the world’s resident guacamole expert, I went ahead and returned the favor by collecting my favorite international guacamole recipes right here on my blog. And even though each recipe is inspired by cuisine from around the world, they all have one thing in common: creamy and irresistible Avocados From Mexico.
So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and join me on the Guacamole World Tour.
Our first stop is a Tahini and Za’atar Guacamole inspired by the spice bazaars of the Middle East. With a swirl of creamy tahini and the added punches of a za’atar spice blend, jalapeño, and cilantro, this recipe adds a bold flavor-twist to your Avocados From Mexico. For some extra authenticity and additional crunch, try crisping up some chickpeas and sprinkling them on top of this guac.
Top of the morning to this international guacamole recipe, which uses Dubliner Irish white cheddar cheese, carrots, shallots, and a Yukon gold potato to put a Celtic twist on our favorite food. Serve this hearty guacamole in an Irish soda bread bowl at your neighborhood potluck to win most crafty presentation. Sláinte!
Next stop: Japan. This unique guacamole recipe makes use of ginger, wasabi paste, katsuobushi, raw tuna, and Unagi sauce to mimic the sensation of sushi — all along with the familiar flavor of Avocados From Mexico. Bonus points if you manage to eat this guac with chopsticks.
Rumor has it that Cleopatra liked her guacamole with dukkah spices, harissa, and diced Persian cucumber. Inspired by the flavors of Egypt, this creamy guacamole recipe is not for the faint of heart. And if you want my expertise, I’d say serve this dip alongside toasted lavash or freshly baked pita.
To finish off our expedition around the world, we’re returning to the East Coast for some salty air, nautical stripes, fresh crustaceans, and (of course) Avocados From Mexico. Complete with spicy seafood seasoning, lemon juice, and crab meat, this New England style guacamole will take you straight to the shores of the Atlantic.
Although these international guacamole recipes take inspiration from around the globe, there’s no place better to make them than your own kitchen. Store ripe avocados in the fridge so that you’ll never be without the perfect one.
To continue your adventures in guacamole, check out our guacamole recipes page.