Every Guacamole Recipe You'll Ever Need

01/31/2013 09:11 am ET | Updated May 05, 2015

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No one really needs a guacamole recipe to make a batch. Just mash up ripe avocados with onion, tomato, jalapeño and cilantro -- garlic is up for debate -- and voila, the best appetizer on the planet is yours. But guacamole recipes serve their purpose, which is why everyone really should have 18 -- at least.

For one, they let the world know that yes, you should be adding bacon to guacamole when you want. And two, they provide the best excuse to make another batch -- we all need more of those.

Below you can find 18 delicious reasons to give in to guacamole, including shrimp, roasted corn and even pesto.

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