The Ultimate Guacamole Bar

I love serving guacamole at parties because it’s not only delicious, but it’s also a hit with my guests. Today’s ultimate guacamole bar idea is one you can make for game day or when entertaining family and guests.

This ultimate guacamole bar idea is one you can make for game day or when entertaining family and guests.

This ultimate guacamole bar idea is one you can make for game day or when entertaining family and guests.

For years, I’d leave the guacamole making for the last minute, since avocados tend to brown quickly, even in the refrigerator, and they no longer look as appetizing to my guests. Recently, I discovered NatureSeal, a blend of vitamins, minerals and organic acids specifically designed to inhibit browning of guacamole and avocado; also my partners in creating this video for you.

As you can see from the video, NatureSeal helps keep the avocados in the guacamole from browning, which is perfect for when you make a party size guacamole bowl and want to keep some in the fridge to continue refilling your serving station.

This ultimate guacamole bar idea is one you can make for game day or when entertaining family and guests.

What I love about creating a guacamole bar the idea is that guests can turn the guacamole into their meal creation. By adding black beans and corn, it’s now a substantial filling to a vegetarian taco –which is why I also like to place a few warm tortillas on the side as well.

This ultimate guacamole bar idea is one you can make for game day or when entertaining family and guests.

Like spicy guacamole? Add additional jalapeños to the guacamole for a more adventurous bite.

My favorite, though, is adding finely chopped pineapple and Pico de gallo to my basic guacamole. The sweetness from the pineapple stands out in the guacamole.

Of course, there will always be someone at the party who will load their guacamole with every topping imaginable, because just like on pizza, the more toppings, the better!

This ultimate guacamole bar idea is one you can make for game day or when entertaining family and guests.

The great thing about using the – wholesome NatureSeal powder when making guacamole is that the avocados stay green up to 4 hours at room temperature; so although my guests are always excited to devour this guacamole bar within the first fifteen minutes of serving it, it ensures it continues to look appetizing throughout the party. NatureSeal also works with avocado slices, which is great for any appetizer platter.

What’s better is that any leftover guacamole that I’ve kept in the fridge stays fresh and green up to 5 days. Having fresh guacamole ready to go in the fridge also saves me time and effort in the kitchen because now I can use it up throughout the next couple of days in delicious meals like tacos, pork carnitas, and more.

This ultimate guacamole bar idea is one you can make for game day or when entertaining family and guests.

How would you customize your guacamole?  

This ultimate guacamole bar idea is one you can make for game day or when entertaining family and guests.

 

The Ultimate Guacamole Bar

This ultimate guacamole bar idea is one you can make for game day or when entertaining family and guests.
  • Author: Laura Fuentes
  • Yield: 8-12 servings

Ingredients

For the guacamole:

  • 6-7 avocados, pitted, meat removed
  • 2 medium shallots, chopped (1 small onion, ½ cup chopped)
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, seeds and pulp removed, diced
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • 1 medium jalapeño, seeded and diced
  • 1 lime, juiced (or lemon)
  • 2/3 teaspoon salt
  • 1 packet NatureSeal

For the mix-ins:

  • 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed & drained
  • 1 cup corn, thawed
  • 2 cups Pico de Gallo (chunky, fresh salsa)
  • 1-2 shallots, finely chopped
  • 2 cups chopped fresh pineapple
  • 2 cups diced strawberries
  • 2 jalapeños, sliced with seeds intact
  • chopped cilantro

For serving:

  • Yellow corn chips
  • Blue corn chips

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, place the avocado meat. Using a fork, roughly mash it, making sure you leave a few chunks behind. Add in the contents of one NatureSeal packet and thoroughly mix to distribute evenly throughout.
  2. To the mashed avocados, add chopped shallots, tomatoes, garlic, jalapeño, lime juice, and salt, mix to combine. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  3. Place “mix-ins” into individual bowls, keeping any extras in the refrigerator.
  4. When ready to serve, place main guacamole on the table and mix-ins next to it. Instruct guests to serve themselves a generous scoop of guacamole onto a plate and create different combinations by adding their own mix-ins into their guacamole. Serve with blue and yellow corn chips.

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Leave a Reply 28 comments

Erin - November 14, 2016 Reply

I had never heard of Natureseal but this might just be a game changer for our weekly guacamole!

Jessica - November 14, 2016 Reply

This guacamole bar is such a great idea!

Amanda - November 14, 2016 Reply

Love making a chicken salad with guacamole!

Melodi - November 15, 2016 Reply

Love the guacamole bar idea! I love guacamole but have recently enjoyed eating avocado with a boiled egg on top of toast.

Michelle - November 15, 2016 Reply

Love this for lunches, so many wraps ideas with this.

Favorite way; either as quac or on a burger or chicken sandwich w/ pepper jack cheese and bacon, YUM

Joe - November 15, 2016 Reply

I just bought some naturesal because I always serve guacamole nearly every Sunday during gameday and I am tired of having to go back and refill the bowl. win win!

Pamela - November 18, 2016 Reply

I love using guac as a base in my wraps with chicken and other assorted veggies. It’s so versatile and yummy!

Elaine James - November 18, 2016 Reply

Thank you for the Nature Seal tip. This will ensure the guac in the lunches I pack up for my kids will not disappoint them any longer! I hope I can find it at Wegman’s!?

    Laura Geaney - November 21, 2016 Reply

    Hi Elaine! Currently, NatureSeal is only available for purchase online at Amazon. You can click any of the links above and enter promo code B1G1LF50 for a BOGO 50% off! Thanks for your interest in NatureSeal!

    Laura Fuentes - November 28, 2016 Reply

    Congratulations Elaine! You are the winner of our NatureSeal giveaway. Check your inbox for an email from Stephanie@MOMables.com

Rachel - November 20, 2016 Reply

I love avocado sliced and mixed in with a fresh salad. Also love it in a BLT on croissant for a BLTA.

Alexandra - November 21, 2016 Reply

I adore guacamole and will definitely try the bar idea!
My favorite lunch is avocado w/ smoked turkey, tomato and hummus, on whole wheat toast.

P.S. – Do you think Natureseal would also work on apple slices in a lunchbox? Does the product have any discernible taste/aftertaste? Thanks very much.

    Laura Fuentes - November 21, 2016 Reply

    Alexandra, Natureseal also has a product specifically designed to keep apples from browning. You can click any of the links above and enter promo code B1G1LF50 for a BOGO 50% off!

    Laura Geaney - November 23, 2016 Reply

    Laura Fuentes is right. We do have a product called NatureSeal for Fresh Cut Produce that protects apples from browning for up to 14 days! What makes NatureSeal special is that there is no change to the natural taste of the produce, unlike other methods. We are proud to say that we’ve won taste awards to prove it! This product also protects pears, stone fruit, carrots and celery too.

Debbie Hausher - November 21, 2016 Reply

I am definitely on the hunt now for Natureseal as we try to have avocado at least once a week but hate to cut into a new one as it turns brown. Thanks as usual Laura for promoting a great product.

    Laura Fuentes - November 21, 2016 Reply

    My pleasure Debbie! As you know, I am always looking for great solutions that work! I have all the links to their products on Amazon in the post and you can get a buy one get one 50% with the coupon. Here is to gorgeous looking avocados! 🙂

Natalia M - November 21, 2016 Reply

I make guacamole for breakfast we usually it with our omelet and its a perfect combination.

    Laura Fuentes - November 21, 2016 Reply

    Guacamole all day, every day!

Julie T - November 22, 2016 Reply

Cannot wait to serve this for my family’s big football party this weekend!

Maree Sperle - November 22, 2016 Reply

I have guacamole on toast every day for lunch! I obviously enjoy avocados. I will check out the Natureseal product for using for picnics.

Miwon Park - November 22, 2016 Reply

I like slices of avocado on toast with a sprinkling of salt or added to turkey sandwiches! I’ve never heard of Natureseal but very curious to try it. Thanks for sharing!

Maria Lamar - November 23, 2016 Reply

I’ll definitely have to look into NatureSeal because I eat avocado on the regular. I like to enjoy avocado mashed in my tuna salad instead of mayo, for breakfast sliced over a fried-hard egg atop toast, & of course the oh so yummy guacamole.

Denise - November 23, 2016 Reply

I love avocados! I eat them with eggs and put them in smoothies!!!

Scott & Mary - November 26, 2016 Reply

My wife told me about this post and this product. I ordered a box on amazon last week and we made this guacamole for our Friendsgiving. IT REALLY WORKS! holy heck you just changed our guacamole-lovers life Laura. Thanks!

Mary - November 27, 2016 Reply

I made this guacamole yesterday and served it today. it looked GREEN! thanks Laura

Anna - November 27, 2016 Reply

This recipe was a hit today. My family and neighbors have almost devoured all the guacamole during today’s game. Good thing I made extra.

Diana - November 28, 2016 Reply

I just used the Natureseal pack for the first time this weekend (thank you amazon prime!) and I have to say I was skeptical at first but it was a nice surprise. Next time I buy some I’ll take advantage of the BOGO offer, I just wanted to try it first and it worked!

Jenna Morales - November 28, 2016 Reply

I just saw your instagram picture of your green guacamole in the lunchboxes and hunted down this post to see what the fuss is all about. It would be awesome to make my own guacamole and be able to keep it in the fridge GREEN for that long! I’m going to buy it and try it since none of the other “tricks” work. For that person that suggested to cover the guacamole in plastic wrap, yeah no. that doesn’t work like at all.

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