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Try Putting These
7 Nuts in
Guacamole

Try Putting These 7 Nuts in Guacamole
November 17, 2023

There’s nuttin’ better than creamy, delicious guacamole recipes made with ripe Avocados From Mexico® — except maybe when you add freshly chopped nuts in said guacamole. Crunchy nuts complement the silky-smooth texture of mashed avocados and make for a great garnish to boot.

 

If you’re nuts for guacamole, check out these delicious, nutty recipes featuring seven different nuts in guacamole. Grab a few ripe avocados and chop to it!

 

 

Put These 7 Nuts in Guacamole

1. Peanuts

For dessert, Chocolate Guacamole offers an array of irresistible flavors, blending avocados with ripe bananas, cocoa powder, and peanut butter. Dip with apple slices or graham crackers. Serious foodies will enjoy slathering chocolate guacamole onto homemade cannoli shells and topping them with fresh avocado lime curd and an exotic fruit salad.

 

Both avocados and peanuts are beloved by people in nearly every culture around the world, and together, they’re simply unstoppable.

 

You’ll get a kick out of Botanero Guac — literally! This spicy-sweet guacamole recipe uses avocados and crunchy, Japanese-style peanuts (also called cracker nuts), which are coated in flour and deep-fried. Between the peanuts and toasted sesame seeds, this is a whole new level of chunky guac.

 

2. Cashews

Avocados and cashews are a creamy match made in heaven. This Nutty Shrimp and Cashew Guac uses cashews that have been browned on the stove with butter and red pepper. The combination of these spicy cashews with avocado, shrimp, and lemon feels like instant transportation to a tropical getaway.

 

3. Pecans

Pecan guacamole is both delicious and culturally significant. In Puebla, an area considered the cradle of Mexican cuisine, pecan guacamole is a patriotic delicacy, first created by nuns who prepared foods for visiting dignitaries. After the battle of Cinco de Mayo, the French eventually relinquished control of the city, but delicious pecan guacamole was there to stay!

 

Basic pecan guacamole requires only avocado, lime, pecans, and salt. But there are spicy and sweet variations deserving a spot on the table, too.

 

For example, this spicy Pecan Guacamole is a flavor sensation for Southern grub lovers. Mash your avocados into a butter-smooth bed of green goodness and top with slightly sweet, earthy pecans. Then crank up the heat with jalapeños!

 

For a sweeter flavor palette, try Figtastic Guacamole, which will satisfy your sweet tooth with buttery avocados; rich, sundried figs; fluffy ricotta cheese; and buttery, crumbled pecans.

 

4. Pine Nuts

If you’re pining for pine nut guacamole, try Pesto Caprese Guacamole. Pine nuts and avocados both have a buttery taste, combining to create twice the creamy goodness in each bite. And since avocados are characteristically cool and mild, guac is the perfect canvas to show off the pine nut’s delicate, woodsy flavor.

 

Hungry for a bit more pizzazz? Blast away your taste buds with this flavor-filled Hearty and Spicy Guacamole, which includes sumptuous sautéed garlic, earthy turmeric, fiery cayenne pepper, and crunchy pine nuts.

 

5. Walnuts

Avocados and walnuts make for a cozy autumn treat. You’ll have a lot to be thankful for with a bowl of this Thanksgiving Guac on the table. It has all the harvest flavors you crave in one bowl: buttery-soft avocados, acorn squash, apple cider vinegar, sour green apples, sweet cranberries, and rustic walnuts.

 

Plus, while it sounds fancy, this Ancho Plum Guacamole recipe isn’t a tough nut to crack. Adding this luscious nut in guacamole infuses the dip with a pleasant, savory flavor, along with subtle, bitter undertones. The tart crunch of chopped plums really gives this recipe a zing that sings.

 

6. Pistachios

Go green! Avocados and pistachios share nearly the same soft green hue, and together in one Pistachio Guacamole, they’re unstoppably creamy, nutty, and downright delicious.

 

For those who crave a more fiery mouthfeel, The Heat is On Guacamole brings plenty of spice with habanero chiles, roasted garlic, red onion, sweet blood oranges, and finely chopped, roasted pistachios.

 

Not everyone loves goat cheese, but avocados sure do! Pistachio Goat Cheese Guacamole pairs soft avocados with delightfully pungent goat cheese, savory shallots, and roughly chopped and roasted pistachios.

 

7. Almonds

Almonds have a toasty quality, which complements the lightly buttery flavor of a ripe avocado. They’re an especially excellent pairing for fall. Chipotle Apple & Almond Guacamole will warm your bones on a chilly autumn day. It features favorite fall flavors, from Honeycrisp apples, to roasted almonds, to a little pep of chipotle chile.

 

One Nutty Guac to Rule Them All

One nutty guacamole recipe is guaranteed to be a favorite for anyone whose spirit animal is a squirrel. It’s our Crazy Nut Salsa Macha Honey Guacamole, and it’s truly tempting for nut enthusiasts, containing pistachios, walnuts, and pine nuts all in one. An epic level of crunch!

 

In a nutshell, you can’t go wrong with these nutty guacamole recipes. Drop a handful of your favorite nuts into your next batch of guacamole. Toasted, roasted, or raw, any nut can give guacamole a delicious, crunchy twist.

 

Need more inspiration? Try adding nuts to any of these guacamole recipes.

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