I’ve always loved guacamole but my consumption this summer has been off the charts.

So much so that creating my own guac bar is only fitting.

Do-It-Yourself Guacamole Bar - Make your own guacamole bar and have fun taste-testing the options! Great party idea that everyone loves!

If you’re like me, you don’t have to throw a party to set out a spread like this. I can down this by myself on a random Monday.

I’ve made more meals out of The Best Peach Mango Salsa and guacamole than I can count. I don’t even need chips, just a spoon.

Do-It-Yourself Guacamole Bar - Make your own guacamole bar and have fun taste-testing the options! Great party idea that everyone loves!

After the avocado is mashed in a bowl with a squirt of lime juice and dash of salt, it’s time for the add-in’s. I love the textures and flavors of veggies in guac and they really help to stretch one avocado. I try to limit myself to one avocado per day, but sometimes that’s impossible.

A big tip if you just need a few tablespoons of various veggies is to buy a ‘fajita mix’ or ‘stir fry mix’ in the refrigerated case of the produce department. It’s an easy and more cost-effective way to incorporate a wide variety of veggies without having to buy a whole one of each.

Do-It-Yourself Guacamole Bar - Make your own guacamole bar and have fun taste-testing the options! Great party idea that everyone loves!

For pops of color and nice texture I like tomatoes, bell peppers (any color), corn, black beans, or olives.

If you’re a heat seeker like I am, add diced jalepenos, green chili peppers, poblano peppers, ground cayenne pepper, or cumin. Stirring in a couple tablespoons of spicy salsa works, too.

For bold flavor, add onions, garlic, salsa, or pico de gallo. And I love cilantro and always go overboard with it because it adds big flavor and for me it’s what makes guac taste authentic.

Get creative and if you think crumbled goat cheese, char-grilled corn, pickled jalepenos, mango or pineapple sound good, add them.

Do-It-Yourself Guacamole Bar - Make your own guacamole bar and have fun taste-testing the options! Great party idea that everyone loves!

Serve your DIY guac with chips, flatbread, toasted pita bread or baguette slices. To keep carbs down and veggie intake up, sometimes I use speared bell peppers as my dippers. Sometimes I just use a spoon and shovel.

If you plan to do a guac bar for an event, only mash about half the avocados you think you’ll need in the beginning (I budget 1 avocado per person), and as time passes, mash as needed. Even if it doesn’t turn brown, guac turns darker and looks less appealing over time.

Do-It-Yourself Guacamole Bar - Make your own guacamole bar and have fun taste-testing the options! Great party idea that everyone loves!

Whatever you add to your guac, I highly recommend washing it down with a couple of The Best Homemade Margaritas or a non-alcoholic 5-Calorie Lime-Raspgberry Margarita Fizz.

Just remember avocados are loaded with healthy fats. That’s what I keep telling myself anyway.

Do-It-Yourself Guacamole Bar - Make your own guacamole bar and have fun taste-testing the options! Great party idea that everyone loves!

Do-It-Yourself Guacamole Bar
Yield: 1 avocado per person, double, triple, etc. as necessary

Do-It-Yourself Guacamole Bar

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

You don’t need to throw a party to create a DIY guacamole bar that any guacamole fan will love. A big tip if you just need a few tablespoons of various veggies is to buy a ‘fajita mix’ or ‘stir fry mix’ in the refrigerated case of the produce department. It’s an easy and more cost-effective way to incorporate a wide variety of veggies without having to buy a whole one of each. If you plan to do a guac bar for an event, only mash about half the avocados you think you’ll need in the beginning (I budget 1 avocado per person), and as time passes, mash as needed. Even if it doesn’t turn brown, guac turns darker and looks less appealing over time. Get creative and add what you think sounds good and I recommend washing it down with a couple of The Best Homemade Margaritas.

Ingredients

Essential

  • 1 medium ripe avocado, mashed
  • juice of 1/2 lime, or to taste
  • pinch salt, to taste

Optional Add-Ins

  • bell peppers (any color)
  • tomatoes
  • onions (red, white, yellow, Vidalia, green, scallions, etc.)
  • garlic
  • cilantro
  • pico de gallo
  • jalepeno peppers (fresh, canned, pickled, etc.)
  • green chili peppers (fresh, canned, fire-roasted, etc.)
  • poblano peppers
  • serrano peppers
  • ground cayenne pepper
  • red pepper flakes
  • cumin
  • salsa
  • corn (fresh, frozen, char-grilled, etc.)
  • black beans
  • olives
  • cheese (crumbled Cotija, feta, goat, blue, etc.)
  • mango
  • pineapple
  • anything else you love
  • Serve With (optional)
  • sour cream
  • salsa
  • pico de gallo
  • margaritas

Serve With (optional)

  • sour cream
  • salsa
  • pico de gallo
  • margaritas
  • Serve On
  • tortilla chips
  • flatbread
  • toasted pita bread
  • baguette slices
  • crackers
  • speared bell peppers

Serve On

  • tortilla chips
  • flatbread
  • toasted pita bread
  • baguette slices
  • crackers
  • speared bell peppers

Instructions

  1. Peel and de-seed the avocado. Scoop out and mash the flesh in a medium bowl.
  2. Add the lime juice, salt to taste, and stir to combine.
  3. Add as many add-ins, to taste, as desired and stir to combine.
  4. Serve with optional ‘serve with’ items (sour cream, etc.) and serve on chips or alternate dippers. Guacamole is best enjoyed fresh.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 460Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 23gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 291mgCarbohydrates: 52gFiber: 15gSugar: 31gProtein: 5g

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