You can’t beat a good picnic — unless you turn it into a guacamole picnic. Besides, guac tastes even better while kicking back in the sunshine with your loved ones. And if you’re looking for a change of scenery, why not serve up family dinner in the backyard, picnic-style?
Picnics are simple outings, but to make sure the occasion goes as smooth as your favorite guacamole, here are some pro tips.
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Keep your guacamole a brilliant green by storing it in an airtight container to limit its exposure to air. Spritz the top of your dip with lemon juice or water, which prevents oxygen from turning guacamole brown on top.
To give your picnic a sweet, aesthetic look, garnish your guac. Some beautiful (and delicious) additions include:
Carnivores know that a picnic is the perfect occasion to grill up some hamburgers, hot dogs, or brisket. No matter your preference, this BBQ Guacamole is a scrumptious companion.
Tacos are another picnic favorite and can be assembled on-site. Make your picnic into a full-on fiesta by serving up Elotes Guacamole, which is inspired by traditional Mexican street corn. You can dollop it on top of your tacos or serve it as a side.
Ants (and apparently alligators) know how delicious guacamole is — but don’t let them bug you. Protect your guacamole from these six-legged party crashers by following a few simple preventative measures:
Ready to go on your guacamole picnic? Check out our guacamole recipes to discover more picnic dips.