When you think of classic dips, you doubtlessly think of salsa, nacho cheese, and the wide variety of hummus dips on the market, and why wouldn’t you? These are some of the most flavorful dips to ever grace supermarket shelves. Of course, if you’re anything like me, you know that all of those options pale in comparison to the green goddess that is guacamole.
Guacamole is now eaten around the world as a dip for the ubiquitous tortilla chip, but what if I told you that spicy fresh guacamole and your other favorites are so much more than just dip? Don’t believe me? Read on to find out about some of the other delicious ways you can use your favorite guac.
Four Delicious Ways to Enjoy Your Favorite Guacamole Brands
- Guacamole Goes Great in…Soup?
- Few Things Allow Spicy Fresh Guacamole to Shine Like Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
- Replace Mayo and Butter with Guacamole
- Try a New Dip for the Classic Shrimp Cocktail
As Huffington Post writes, guacamole makes a great topping for some of your favorite soups. From classic black bean soup to that all American classic tomato soup, guacamole will melt into the broth, making it thick and creamy. In the case of a cold soup, like gazpacho, the guacamole will add a nice bit of texture and flavor.
Have you ever thought about using guacamole as an extra topping — for lack of a better word — on your favorite grilled cheese sandwich? Serious Eats suggests that few things elevate the traditional white bread and cheddar cheese sandwich quite like a healthy dollop of your favorite type of guacamole.
You might be surprised to know that, because of its high content of omega-3 fatty acids, guacamole makes an excellent substitute for butter and mayo, on sandwiches and in salads. For instance, try putting guacamole on your morning toast. Not only is it better for you, it’s unarguably much more flavorful than the buttery alternative.
For LiveStrong, one of the best things to do with guacamole is to add a few extra chiles and use it as a substitute for the classic ketchup and horseradish dip that is typically paired with shrimp cocktails. Guacamole is a bit heavier, but the fresh flavors accent the delicate flesh of the shrimp perfectly.
What’s your favorite way to enjoy spicy fresh guacamole, classic mild salsa, or your favorite hummus dip recipe? Let us know in the comments below! Learn more about this topic here.