An Idea for Thanksgiving: DIY Guac Bar

Sure, our beloved avocado may be a less traditional Thanksgiving option, but they still have plenty to offer. After all, the healthy fat is both satisfying and packed with nutrients—a crucial combination when you’re staring down your second helping of pumpkin pie.

So, we thought about a fun creative way to pair your Turkey (or Tofurkey) with the perfect side: a DIY Guac Bar!

Photography © 2018 by Henry Hargreaves

Photography © 2018 by Henry Hargreaves

There are so many reasons to love guacamole: it’s creamy, refreshing, spicy, and just about perfect combined with any food. That’s the key of the DIY Guac Bar: customization.

Here’s what you have to do in order to set-up the bar:

  • take a few ripe avocados (consider about 1/2 to 1 per person)

  • mash them in a bowl with a squirt of lime juice and dash of salt

  • scoop portions of avocado chunks into individual chunks and then let people add the additional ingredients that they want

Additional ingredients will allow everyone to be creative and make the perfect guac for their taste. Here are some of our recommendations:

  • fresh raw corn kernels

  • feta or goat cheese crumbles

  • cooked black beans

  • red onion, finely chopped

  • cherry tomatoes chopped

  • fresh cilantro, finely chopped

  • jalapenos, finely chopped

  • red chili, thinly sliced

  • cooked bacon, finely chopped

  • radishes, thinly sliced

  • mango (why not) or pineapple

  • lemon or lime wedges

  • kosher salt

Serve your DIY guac with chips, flatbread, toasted pita bread or baguette slices. To keep carbs down and veggie intake up, you can also use carrots, peppers or cucumbers as your dippers.

We recently partnered with Fossil for an amazing event in their pop-up shop in Soho where we created an ad-hoc DIY Guac Bar and it was a great success. We hope your party will be too!

Sorry the image is not the best but we were busy setting up :)

Sorry the image is not the best but we were busy setting up :)

We wish you a wonderful & happy Thanksgiving with your family Avo Lovers!

And if you’re looking for more inspiration and avo-based recipes, make sure to check out our very own cookbook, coming out on December 4th!