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 

Grilled Rockamole

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

Smokey Guacamole

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Simple Guacamole

TV chef Donal Skehan serves this simple guacamole with his favorite healthy breakfast, Scrambled Huevos Rancheros. Slideshow: More Party Dip Recipes 

5 Guacamole Commandments From Chef Aarón Sánchez

Chef Aarón Sánchez of Cooking Channel’s Taco Trip doesn’t play around when it comes to guacamole.

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9 Ways to Use Guacamole

Guacamole is so much more than a dip for your chip. Here are nine ways to use it that go far beyond Mexican food.

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 

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