There’s nothing like a side of guacamole with your tortilla chips. The combination of buttery-rich avocados mashed with juicy tomatoes, lime, red onion, and cilantro creates a satisfying side to any meal.
But what if the guacamole was the meal! If you didn’t realize how versatile avocados and guacamole could be, you’ll be blown away by the flavor combinations of the dishes below.
We love guacamole so much we’ve created a list of ways for you to feature the super side in your main course.
17 Side Dishes To Serve With Serving Guacamole
If you are like me and can eat guacamole anytime, all the time, you might be thinking, what other ways can I serve or use guacamole in my meals. Get creative and try out these scrumptious recipes.
1. Guacamole Hummus
As the name suggests, this is a super delicious combination of two of our favorite dips, guacamole, and hummus. The creamy buttery blend packs just the right amount of flavor and texture.
Simply combine your favorite guacamole recipe with chickpeas, blend and enjoy with pita chips or crudites. Not only will it impress guests, but it’s also full of healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals.
2. Guacamole Veggie Dip
Vegetables dipped in guacamole is a veggie lover’s delight. Whether you are a big fan of vegetables or not, you will appreciate the fresh flavors of this dip.
Throw together some avocado, lime, onion, cilantro, and yogurt. Blend and flavor to your liking with salt and pepper. This mouth-watering blend is light and refreshing and works great as a snack, side, or appetizer.
3. Toast and Guacamole
You’ve probably already heard of the food trend of avocado toast. Well, if avocado alone is getting a little boring try spicing things up with guacamole over toasted bread.
You’ll want to use a nice thick bread like a whole grain loaf or baguette for your guacamole toast. Toasting the bread to give it a nice crisp will prevent the bread from getting too soggy once the spread is placed on top. Try toasted English muffins as well.
4. Guacamole Hamburger
Burgers these days are topped with all sorts of awesome (and not so awesome – think brussels sprouts and Emmental cheese) condiments. One topping we recommend trying is guacamole on your burger.
This combination just works. The chunky yet smooth texture of the guacamole mixed with the hot juices of your burger patty will satisfy the most urgent cravings.
5. Guacamole Pizza
Friday pizza night will never be the same! This combination may have never crossed your mind but why not put some guacamole on top of your pizza!
Prepare your pizza by drizzling olive over the rolled-out dough. If you are having cheese on your pizza, spread it over the top of the dough before baking. After the pizza is baked spread the prepared guacamole over the top with other cooked toppings such as mushrooms. This vegetarian version of guacamole pizza is delicious and nutritious.
6. Fried Fish and Guacamole
Fried fish tastes great with guacamole so spice dinner up tonight with some avocados over a nice fillet. Whether your fish is pan-fried or battered, you’ll enjoy guacamole over rice, potatoes, or vegetables.
A really fun treat is fish tacos with guacamole. This is a fantastic spin on traditional tacos and is sure to wow your taco Tuesday fans.
7. Loaded Potato
Who doesn’t love a good old-fashioned loaded potato? The hot pocket of potato filled with your favorite toppings is a meal in and of itself.
If you are tired of the traditional potato and would like to try something new, throw a heaping scoop of guacamole onto your potato. The effect is like sour cream, but better!
8. Guacamole Soup
Who would have thought guacamole could be delicious as a soup! Try this delectable dish with your meal or have it as a refreshing lunch that will keep you filled up but light on your feet.
Take your favorite stock (chicken or vegetable) and cook with avocados and your favorite guacamole toppings like onion and lime. When this is all cooked up, season with salt and pepper and blend until smooth. This soup goes great with tortilla chips and is sure to hit the spot!
9. Grilled Cheese and Guacamole
No hungry belly can resist a grilled cheese sandwich. Why not try adding some guacamole to the mix and make it a really special treat!
The combination of gooey cheese and toasty bread goes perfectly with the savory goodness of guacamole. Spread the guacamole on two sides of bread and cover this with cheese. Press it all together and grill the buttered sandwich until the cheese is melty.
10. Fiesta Flatbread
Flatbread is a staple all over the world. The toppings people use in countries like Egypt, India and South America varies, but the results are always scrumptious.
Top your flatbread with guacamole, corn, and a mix of peppers for a fiesta flatbread! A chipotle sauce goes amazingly well with this combination and will give your flatbread an extra kick.
11. Sushi Style Guacamole
Whether you are a fan of raw fish or not, this sushi idea is for everyone. Replace raw fish with guacamole and indulge in a healthy sushi roll.
Rice and seaweed sandwiched together and rolled into a baton is the basis of a sushi roll. You can fill it with almost anything but guacamole happens to compliment rice and seaweed very well. Try making it at home or asking your favorite sushi joint to make you one!
12. Avocado Egg Rolls
One of our favorite appetizers from the world-famous Cheesecake Factory is the avocado egg roll. If you are familiar with the Chinese take-out version of an egg roll, you’ll love this modern take!
The chunky version of guacamole is stuffed into the egg roll wrappers and deep-fried. The appetizer, served with a plum sauce, is to die for!
13. Deviled Eggs With Guacamole Centers
Deviled eggs are a backyard party favorite. Fancy looking and fairly easy to make, these little egg creations come in all flavors and fillings.
If you’ve only ever tried the traditional version of the devilled egg, take some guacamole and use this as your egg filling. Sprinkle with the crumbled egg yolk on top as a shoutout to the traditional dish.
14. Guacamole Fries
If you think this is simply French fries served with a dollop of guacamole, think again! While guacamole served with fries is a fantastic combination, try making French fries out of guacamole!
Flatten the guacamole into a rectangle. Freeze it for 30 minutes and then cut it into French fry-sized pieces. Dip these into flour, egg, and panko and fry until crispy… you can thank us later.
15. Pineapple Guacamole
You’ll be surprised at this perfect pairing. Add pineapple to your guacamole for your next summer BBQ or Mexican night and watch it disappear.
Pineapple gives your guacamole some Mexican flare. The sweet and sour taste and chunky texture fit perfectly with the smooth buttery avocados. Like a hearty homemade salsa, this combination tastes great served with warm tortilla chips.
16. Blue Cheese Guacamole Stuffed Mushrooms with Buffalo Sauce
This may sound a little decadent, well, because it is. But it’s also delicious! If you are a fan of mushrooms, try stuffing your favorite ones with guacamole for a spectacular appetizer.
After you cook your mushrooms in a warm oven, sprinkle some crumbled blue cheese over each. Finish by drizzling your favorite buffalo wing sauce over the mushroom caps.
17. Fruit and Guacamole
Who would have known fruit could go so well with guacamole! If you haven’t tried it yet, make tonight the night to combine your favorite guacamole with your favorite fruit.
Berries, bananas, and the aforementioned pineapple go great with avocado. Try something more exotic and sprinkle your guacamole with pomegranate or chopped mango.
There is nothing more satisfying than a warm crunchy tortilla chip with a heap of savory guacamole. And if you love guacamole as much as we do, we hope you love the new ways you can eat guacamole.
Guacamole has its roots in Mexican cuisine but has without a doubt taken over the world. People all over find this mash-up to be bold, flavorful, and downright delicious.
While the traditional version of guacamole is something of a comfort food, we now know it can taste great on virtually anything!
If you haven’t done so already grab some ripe avocados, smash them up, toss them in your favorite spices, and enjoy!