Put down the Halloween candy and pick up the avocados. All the cool kids (read: people who spend too much time on Twitter) know that October is Guac-tober. If a pun isn’t a good enough reason to eat your weight in guacamole and chips, then I don’t know what is.
The best thing about Guac-tober is that you don’t have to be a gourmet chef to make a good bowl of guacamole. You can make simple and quick guacamole by using pre-made salsa in your guacamole recipe. Does four-ingredient guacamole exist? You bet it does.
1 Hass avocado
1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons salsa
1/8 teaspoon salt
If you want to put a spin on this basic recipe, you can choose mango or pineapple salsa to create an unconventional, yet insanely delicious, guacamole. Of course, if you want to stick to your tried and true tomato salsa, all the power to you.
Green Apple Guacamole
If you want a fresh take on an old favorite, switch the tomato in your guacamole recipe for a Granny Smith apple. Combined with lime juice, cilantro, and a jalapeño pepper, this guacamole is cool and refreshing. You’ve never tasted guacamole like this.
I loved this recipe, but instead of dicing the avocado, I recommend popping it into the food processor with cilantro, jalapeño pepper, lime juice, and salt. Once those ingredients are sufficiently blended together, add the diced Granny Smith apple and onion and mix everything together.
The guacamole turns out a gorgeous green, and the Granny Smith apple add a fresh bittersweetness that no tomato ever could.
Those with a sweet tooth will be happy to know that guacamole can be more than an appetizer or snack, but a dessert too. Chocolate guacamole sounds weird, but tastes wonderful.
The creaminess of the avocados works perfectly with cocoa powder, agave syrup, and, of course, vegan chocolate chips. Pair this luscious guacamole with spicy tortilla chips for a salty-sweet combination.
1 Hass Avocado
1/3 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 tbsp agave syrup (or maple syrup)
Slightly less than 1 packet Stevia
2 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder
2 tbsp vegan chocolate chips
1/12 tsp salt
(Adapted from DAMY Health’s Recipe)
This recipe is so simple because you just throw all the ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth. If you still don’t think you can figure it out, you can always check out this tutorial from yours truly.
Chocolate guacamole pairs surprisingly well with tortilla chips, especially sweet potato tortilla chips. If you still have some left over (doubtful), you can always throw some into your favorite smoothie to add some chocolately goodness and creaminess.
Whichever way you like your guacamole, you have a whole month to experience them all. What’s your favorite guacamole? Share your recipes below!