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Planning a Guacamole Picnic

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.

Related: Pizza is a versatile family favorite and is a great picnic entrée. Here’s how to make guacamole pizza.

How to Store Guacamole for a Picnic

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:

  • Sliced lime
  • Mint or cilantro leaves
  • Ripe strawberries
  • Pomegranate seeds

Choose a Guacamole That Fits Your Picnic Vibe

Picnic traditionalists will enjoy pairing wine and cheese with sweeter guacs, like Peach Guacamole or a delicate Mint & Cucumber Guacamole.

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.

Keep Pesky Ants Away from Your Guacamole Picnic

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:

  • Choose a picnic spot at least 50 feet away from trashcans.
  • Rub vinegar, lemon juice, or garlic along your table, tablecloth, or blanket, as ants are repelled by those scents.
  • Stick the legs of your picnic table into shallow containers of water. Ants don’t swim, so they’ll leave your picnic table in peace.

Ready to go on your guacamole picnic? Check out our guacamole recipes to discover more picnic dips.

By Avocados From Mexico May 07, 2020

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