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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Guacamole is so much more than a dip for your chip. Here are nine ways to use it that go far beyond Mexican food.
Tomatillo-Poblano Guacamole
Rating: Unrated 719
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
Sesame Guacamole

A great culinary mash-up, this guacamole gets a dash of soy sauce and some toasted sesame seeds.