Guacamole is traditionally made by mashing ripe avocados and sea salt and lime juice, then adding chopped tomato, onion and jalapeno. There’s nothing wrong with this super simple version, but we love to add sweet corn, toasted pistachios, diced mango or bacon. Guacamole is more than just a dip—it tastes great mixed into salads or spread on a sandwich, and (of course) tastes delicious with all things Tex-Mex. One of our favorite recipes adds roasted corn and scallions right into the guac, giving it subtle sweetness and crunch. For a truly unusual spin on guacamole, try adding soy sauce, sesame oil and toasted sesame seeds for an Asian-inspired guac dip. Get these recipes and more from F&W’s guide to guacamole.

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Gaby’s Famous Guacamole

Leave it to me to write an entire cookbook on avocados and only discover the secret to the best guac in the world after I finish! But here it is: no chopped tomatoes, mayo, garlic, or any of the other weird thing people are putting in it these days. (Broccoli and peas? No thank you.) Just avocados and a few ingredients to help balance their creamy richness, like lemon, lime, chives, and jalapenos. Simple and perfect. From What’s Gaby Cooking by Gaby Dalkin, published by Abrams Books © 2018. Slideshow: More Guacamole Recipes 

Guacamole with Pistachios

“My favorite flavor is crunchy,” Alex Stupak says. To add that texture to his excellent, otherwise classic guacamole, he stirs in toasted chopped pistachios, which also contribute a delicious nuttiness. Slideshow: More Guacamole RecipesRecipe from Food & Wine America's Greatest New Cooks 

Tomatillo-Poblano Guacamole

In this lightened version of guacamole, tomatillo puree replaces some of the rich avocado, adding a bit of sweetness and tang; roasted poblano contributes a little heat. Stretching the recipe with roasted peppers, cherry or grape tomatoes, or diced jicama, mango or papaya would lighten it even more. This dip deserves the best homemade, oven-baked tortilla chips: Cut stacked corn tortillas into wedges, spray or brush them lightly with oil, then bake at 375° until curled and crisp. More Party Dips

Chunky Guacamole with Cumin

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Choosing a guacamole recipe that will please everybody is no easy task, but this one from F&W's Marcia Kiesel is a winner because of its subtle tartness, nicely balanced heat and creamy-chunky texture.Plus: More Appetizer Recipes and Tips

Guacamole with Tequila and Lime

Tequila is a strong flavor, so more is not necessarily more in this recipe. You should also use high-quality tequila—something you’d be fine drinking. Mezcal would also work very well, providing an additional smoky note. Slideshow:  Guacamole Recipes 

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Grilled Rockamole

Chef Rocky Barnette of the Capri in Marfa, Texas, calls his eponymous grilled-avocado guacamole “vegan foie gras.” Slideshow: More Guacamole Recipes 

Asian Sesame Guacamole

A great culinary mash-up, guacamole gets a dose of Asian flavor with soy sauce and some toasted sesame seeds. Slideshow:  Perfect Guacamole Recipes