DIY Guacamole Bar

DIY Guacamole Bar: Let your guests load up on lots of toppings.

What’s more crowd-pleasing than guacamole?

Totally customizable guacamole, that’s what!

Different people like different things in their guacamole. With this “guacamole bar” idea, you can please all of your party guests – including the guy who thinks cilantro tastes like soap and the girl who loves her guac tongue-scorchingly spicy.

Cinco de Mayo Recipes

If you’re throwing a Cinco de Mayo party, you’re in luck: I’m teaming up with four other bloggers to bring you 5 festive Mexican-themed recipes:

Get 5 creative Cinco de Mayo recipes, and throw a Mexican-themed party!


How To Prepare a DIY Guacamole Bar

  1. Make a big batch of “basic” guacamole. Recipe below.
  2. Prep a variety of toppings/mix-ins, offering your guests options for making a create a totally customized guacamole.
  3. Provide each guest with a bowl to mix their guacamole – or at least a separate plate. This can get messy!

Assemble a DIY guacamole bar: A basic guacamole recipe plus lots and lots of topping options. Click through for details!

Guacamole Bar Toppings Ideas

Here are some toppings/mix-in ideas for your DIY guacamole bar:

  • Fire-roasted corn
  • Chopped jalapeno or serrano pepper
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • Chopped red onion
  • Grape halves (trust me on this one!)
  • Pomegranate arils
  • Fresh lime
  • Roasted garlic
  • Cilantro
  • Hot sauce
  • Worchestershire sauce

Get creative and have fun. The sky is the limit when it comes to marrying guacamole with unique toppings!

Create a totally unique guacamole with a DIY guacamole bar. Click through for ideas.

DIY Guacamole Bar

Yield: 6 to 8 servings

Total Time: 30 min

Make a big batch of basic guacamole, and let your party guests go wild with toppings and mix-ins. Aim for a good variety of sweet, spicy, and flavorful toppings.


Basic guacamole recipe:
  • 6 ripe avocados
  • Juice from 2 limes
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • Dash of hot sauce or Worcestershire sauce, optional
Guacamole bar add-ins:
  • Lime segments
  • Roasted garlic, chopped
  • Chopped red onion
  • Fire-roasted sweet corn
  • Grape halves
  • Pomegranate arils
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • Jalapeno peppers
  • Serrano peppers
  • Cilantro
  • Tabasco or other hot sauce
  • Worchestershire sauce
  • Salt
  • Garlic powder


  1. Remove flesh from avocados and mash with a fork. You want the avocados to be slightly chunky, not smooth. Add other ingredients and mix well. Cover with plastic wrap until ready to eat.
  2. To serve, place guacamole in a large serving bowl. Place toppings in separate smaller bowls. Give each guest a larger bowl to mix guacamole ingredients together.
  3. Serve with tortilla chips.

Toppings and mix-ins for a DIY guacamole bar. Click through for recipe!

How to assemble a charcuterie board on a budget

How To Assemble A Charcuterie Board On A Budget

One of my all-time favorite meals is a plentiful charcuterie platter, complete with a variety of meats, cheeses, fruit pastes, fresh fruit and veggies,...

Determining your colors through a House of Colour consultation

I Got a Professional Color Consultation

When it comes to clothing, colors are an interesting thing. What looks stunning on one person can look drab on another. Certain colors can...

Gobi Manchurian recipe: An Indian-style cauliflower recipe with a spicy, tangy sauce. Click through for recipe!

Gobi Manchurian (Indian Manchurian-Style Cauliflower)

My favorite dish to order at Indian restaurants is gobi Manchurian. If you’ve never tried it, you’re in for a treat. Gobi manchurian – or...

Customizable chocolate bites: A chocolate base - and you pick the toppings & add-ins! Click through for recipe.

Customizable Chocolate Bites (Made In An Ice Cube Tray)

What’s better than plain chocolate? Chocolate with lots of yummy add-ins, that’s what! This is a simple and fun recipe that is completely customizable....

How I save money on clothes: I shop at thrift shops and garage sales Click through for more ideas!

How I Save Money On Clothes

If you’re anything like me, you love shopping for clothes – but you don’t want to spend a fortune. Today I’m sharing tips for...

Spicy buttermilk chicken and waffle bites: A perfect party appetizer (shortcut ideas included!)

Spicy Buttermilk Fried Chicken and Waffle Bites: An Academy Awards-Inspired Recipe

How do I survive a long winter? Movies. Lots and lots of movies. In fact, my goal every January and February is to see...