This Game Day Guacamole Recipe turns the guacamole into the perfect guac dip for your next game day party! Easy to make fresh and homemade guacamole in less than 15 minutes and made with other Game Day favourites as ingredients: salsa, cheese and sour cream.
What is Guacamole?
During my first trip in Mexico for the Puerto Vallarta International Gourmet Festival, I also got to do a traditional Mexican cooking class with Chef Julio Cesar at Gaby’s Restaurant. We learned to make six different items including salsas and moles. Watch it on YouTube here.
Of course, part of the cooking class was learning how to make guacamole and I remembered how fresh and addicting it was that I just kept eating the chips and guac even though we still had a lot of other food to eat after.
One thing I learned during the cooking class is guacamole translates to avocado sauce. In Spanish, aguacate means avocado. And in the Aztec dialect, molli means sauce.
Funnily, the Spanish word “aguacate” came from the Aztec word “ahuácatl” which means “testicle”. So guacamole literally means “testicle sauce” in the Aztec dialect.
Traditional Mexican guacamole is as simple as mashing ripe avocados and adding sea salt. To further enhance the taste, recipes usually add cilantro, lime juice and, for spice, jalapenos.
The Ultimate Game Day Guacamole
After the traditional Mexican cooking class, I’ve always wanted try how to make guac at home. And this Game Day Guacamole recipe is a sure way to make guacamole tasty!
In North America, guacamole is such a popular party dip especially for celebrations like Cinco de Mayo and Super Bowl Sunday where you have them with chips while drinking beer.
The inspiration for Game Day Guacamole is when I visited Sayulita Taqueria in Ocala, Florida. I enjoyed their Tres Amigos chips, which is basically a platter of chips that came with three dips: salsa, guacamole and melted queso.
What I realized though was, instead of using one dip at a time, what I ended up doing was actually adding all three dips in one chip. An explosion of flavours!
Similar to what I did in Sayulita Taqueria, this recipe combines those dips as ingredients turning them into one delicious guac that has everything you want for Game Day!
What Makes This Guac Recipe So Good?
This easy guacamole recipe builds on top of traditional Mexican guacamole and combines it with other game day dips: salsa, sour cream and melted cheese. Doesn’t that make you drool?
It’s homemade and uses fresh produce. And it’s vegetarian!
It’s very quick and easy to make, and the recipe easily scales for big events and parties. Now you know what you can bring to the next pot luck event.
In this recipe, you’ll learn how to make guacamole without lime by using vinegar instead.
I’m on Team Cilantro. But if you’re one of those who feel cilantro taste like soap, you can adjust this guacamole recipe to use no cilantro. It’s still delicious!
Similarly, you can do the guacamole with no tomato if you don’t like tomatoes. It’s a flexible recipe.
What You Need For Game Day Guacamole
- 2 pieces ripe Avocados – I used Avocados from Mexico.
- 100 grams Cheddar and Mozzarella Cheese Blend – cheddar cheese adds another layer of saltiness while mozzarella gives it the nice cheesy pull.
- 1 piece Cilantro
- 1 piece Roma Tomato
- 1 teaspoon Sea Salt
- 90 grams Sour Cream – traditional guacamole uses lime juice, but I used sour cream since it is a popular Game Day dip and sour cream gives a creamier consistency to the guacamole than lime juice.
- 1 piece Sweet Bell Pepper
- 1 teaspoon White Balsamic Vinegar – the vinegar helps slow the browning of the avocado and also neutralizes the salt.
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How To Make Game Day Guacamole
Cut the avocados in half, discard the pit and peel. Dice the sweet bell pepper and tomato into 1/4-inch pieces. Finely chop the cilantro.
In a small bowl, mash together the avocado, sour cream and white balsamic vinegar to your preferred smoothness/chunkiness.
Stir in the tomatoes, sweet bell peppers, sea salt and half of the cilantro.
How to make this guacamole spicy? You can add 1-2 finely chopped jalapenos with stems and seeds removed.
Evenly top the guacamole with cheese blend and remaining cilantro.
Place the small bowl in a microwave and heat in HIGH for 15 seconds. If cheese hasn’t melted, keep heating in 15-second intervals until the cheese has melted.
You can leave the cheese sitting on top, or you can mix everything after. Serve and enjoy with your favourite Game Day chips or vegetables!
Should Guacamole Be Served Warm?
It’s usually best to warm up the guacamole before serving so the flavours come out, or at least have it settle to room temperature.
This is why microwaving to melt the cheese serves two purposes. The guacamole gets nicely warm instead of being too hot because the cheese takes most of the heat to melt.
When served cold, the taste of the guacamole wouldn’t be as pronounced and the cheese won’t be melted.
Ways To Use Homemade Game Day Guacamole?
This guac recipe is perfect for tacos and enchiladas if you’re looking for how to make guacamole for tacos because it already uses common taco toppings as ingredients like sour cream, cheese, tomatoes, bell pepper and cilantro.
Game Day Guacamole Recipe
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- Peel the avocado and discard pit. Dice sweet bell pepper and tomato into 1/4-inch pieces. Finely chop the cilantro.
- In a small bowl, mash together the avocado, sour cream and white balsamic vinegar to your preferred smoothness/chunkiness.
- Stir in the tomatoes, sweet bell peppers, sea salt and half of the cilantro.
- Evenly top the guacamole with cheese blend and remaining cilantro.
- Place the small bowl in a microwave and heat in HIGH for 15 seconds. If cheese hasn't melted, keep heating in 15-second intervals until cheese melts.
- Serve and enjoy with your favourite Game Day chips!
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 340Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 753mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 7gSugar: 3gProtein: 10g
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Hope this homemade guac recipe gives you an idea on what dips you can make for parties and celebrations, especially Game Day, or even if you just want to have a simple movie night.