Summer is in full swing! And with 4th of July coming up, we hope we can help you be the life of the party with the BEST guacamole dip!
- Avocado.com’s Best Guacamole Ever- Winner of 2010 California Avocado Best Guacamole Contest Best Tasting Category Winner, David Vaughan
- Alton Brown’s Guacamole
- Allrecipe’s Guacamole
Each guacamole was scored on a scale of 1-10 (where 1= that’s food? and 10= the best guacamole that has ever entered my mouth) for overall score, the boyfriend/husband test, and the leftover test. We also provide other comments.
Avocado.com’s Best Guacamole Ever
Overall score: 8.5
The boyfriend/husband test: 8.5
The leftover test: 8.5
Comments: This wasn’t too hard to make, and it was really good! However, next time I make it I’d modify the recipe a little bit. Specifically, I’d use less lime juice and more onion, jalapeno, cumin, and cayenne pepper. What is shown in the picture is only half the recipe, so make sure you are hungry for a lot of guacamole, or have at least a few guests! However, it did refrigerate well (I covered it with plastic wrap), so you may be able to reuse this for the next couple of days.
Alton Brown’s Guacamole
Overall score: 9
The boyfriend/husband test: 9
The leftover test: 9
Comments: I thought this was really good! I liked it a lot and it was very easy to make! My husband doesn’t like guacamole in general but he liked this one. I wouldn’t make any changes next time either! It’s perfect!
Overall score: 10
The boyfriend/husband test: 10
The leftover test: 9
Comments: OMG… THIS… WAS… SO… GOOD!!! This was literally the best guacamole we have ever had! It was sooo delicious- the flavors went together perfectly, I think because I used fresh cilantro, as opposed to the one I usually use from my spice rack. Also, the particular tomatoes in this recipe are perfect for guacamole, who knew a tomato could change so much? The only thing I would change next time is to cut down on the cilantro, since it was fresh, it was very overpowering, and for people like me who don’t love cilantro, I could taste it in every bite. But otherwise this was amazing and will definitely become a regular around here!
For your next party the dip to bring is…
While we can’t guarantee the results, here are some ideas you can use to customize the winning guacamole to your dietary needs:
- Gluten-free: This should be inherently gf, but double-check everything just in case!
- Vegan: This should be inherently vegan, but double-check everything just in case!
- Vegetarian: It already is!
- Lower fat: It’s commonly said that the fat in avocados is good for you! But, if you must lower the fat, consider this adaptation.
- Lower sugar/calories: There already is no added sugar!
If you happen to have extra guac after making this, consider keeping it fresh by including it in this: