The first thing you should know about me is that, when it comes to guacamole, I’m a trailblazer. If it’s served with or mixed into a guac, I’m on board — and so far I haven’t regretted one chip I’ve dipped. If you’re a trailblazer like me, you’re not squeamish about trying the wackiest, most off-beat, and totally unique guacamole recipes the world has dared to dream up.
That’s why I rounded up four of the most unique guacamole recipes I could find and listed them here on my blog. Though odd, each recipe is uniquely irresistible in its own, beautiful way.
With that, I double-guac-dare you to step outside your comfort zone and try one (or all) of these unique guacamole recipes. Who knows — it could even become a new favorite.
Now, don’t be squiddish. This bold recipe calls for a homemade hot sauce made from squid ink and a spicy, lip-puckering habanero vinegar — a mixture for the bravest of heart. Served with large gulf shrimp for extra oceanic flavor, this guacamole is as rare and mysterious as the Kraken itself.
Get ready for a mouthwatering combo of flavors and textures. The ingredients of this guacamole include banana, mangos, grilled pineapple, and bacon — but it doesn’t end there. The final garnish is homemade chipotle jelly cubes that put the “olé” in this guacamole.
Is purple guacamole even guacamole? The answer is “yes,” and making it is surprisingly simple — and delicious. This recipe has you mashing up your avocados with pickled beets and goat cheese, but its exotic purple hue actually comes from the addition of fresh beet juice. Pro tip: Use blue corn tortilla chips with this dip for a cool, complementary color.
Guacamole is always classy, but caviar will take your guacamole to the next level of refinement. Caviar, or salt-cured fish eggs, is considered a delicacy by many a seafood lover with a courageous palate. The salty, semi-sweet eggs and fishy flavor are an exciting complement to the creamy texture of guacamole. For extravagant affairs, serve your guests this caviar guacamole in martini glasses and make a toast to the guac life.
Take it from me: As long as you’re using fresh, ripe avocados (and here’s how to tell), there’s no wrong way to guac.
Find other unique guacamole recipes to dazzle your dinner guests on our guacamole recipes page.