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.

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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.

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

 
  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!

9 Responses to “DIY Guacamole Bar”

  1. 1

    Sharon — April 23, 2017 @ 3:11 pm

    Looks fresh & inviting! I’m the girl who loves the spice so bring it on! 😉 This is a great party idea.

    • Haley replied: — April 24th, 2017 @ 1:50 pm

      Awesome! I love it too 😉

  2. 2

    Kelly — April 23, 2017 @ 5:04 pm

    Great idea! I love guacamole, maybe a little too much, if there is such a thing 🙂

  3. 3

    Suzanne — April 24, 2017 @ 3:47 pm

    Such a genius idea, Haley! With kids especially, our food ends up pretty bland, so this is the perfect way to make everyone happy!

  4. 4

    Karly — April 25, 2017 @ 4:45 pm

    So. Much. Fun. I love this idea so much, I’d probably throw a party centered around the guacamole bar itself! Gotta try this soon!

  5. 5

    Denise — April 27, 2017 @ 2:41 pm

    What a fun idea.

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    Greta @ Pickles Travel blog — April 30, 2017 @ 3:28 pm

    I absolutely love this idea- Guacamole is the best but everyone has their own opinions about what should go in there so having them make their own is so absolutely brilliant!! Can’t wait to have a party so I can try this out!

    • Haley replied: — May 8th, 2017 @ 12:52 am

      Please invite me to this party! 😉

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    Joyce — May 1, 2017 @ 5:50 pm

    This is such an awesome idea. As a guest I would be SO happy to have this because I would be able to make multiple types of guacamoles depending on the mood that minute haha! Such a fun and creative recipe!! 😀

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