When it comes to the Super Bowl (or really, any party) there are a few essentials that have to make an appearance. Snacks like wings, beer and an array of dips are total must-haves. And without fail, someone always brings a freshly whipped bowl of guacamole. But just because you snagged a few perfectly picked avocados doesn't mean you can only use them for boring guacamole dips.
Avocados have been making cameos in quite a few dishes these days, but that doesn't mean you can't use them creatively in dips! Since avocados are such an easy ingredient to work with, you can use them to compliment, enhance or really carry any flavors of your choosing. Just in case you need some help getting out of your guacamole groove, we've collected some great avocado-inspired dips for your party that takes you far beyond guacamole.
Put some kick into your avocado with this spicy dip. The familiar flavors of cilantro and lime are cut with a zingy wasabi punch that will keep the fire alive when Super Bowl Sunday arrives. Photo Credit: Taste of Home Click Here to see The Enlightened Spicy Avocado Dip Recipe
Believe it or not, this hearty recipe is considered a dip and not a dish! This chilled and zesty dip has all of the makings for a classic game-day favorite. Be warned though, you may be making this dish for the rest of your Super Bowl Sunday hosting days! Photo Credit: Taste of Home Click Here to see The Mexican Shrimp Dip Recipe
Chunky and delicious, this unbelievably tasty recipe from Chew Nibble Nosh will blow your game-day dish competition away. With a special zesty dressing that brings the dip to life, be sure to make extras as the bowl will be scraped clean before the quarter ends! Photo Credit: Nibble Nosh Click Here to see The Black Bean, Corn, and Avocado Salsa Recipe
Don’t be fooled by the name, this recipe fromThe Food Charlatan goes far beyond your typical bowl of guacamole. The filling used in these deliciously different deviled eggs can double as a dip for game-day if you want to completely wow your guests! Photo Credit: The Food Charlatan Click Here to see The Deviled ‘Guacamole’ Eggs Dip Recipe
For folks who like a refreshing, healthier style dips to balance out the typical indulgences of Super Bowl Sunday, this salsa dip is for you! Cooked shrimp and fresh vegetables will help you and your guests to fill up slightly smarter come game-day without sacrificing taste. Photo Credit: Taste of Home Click Here to see TheAvocado Shrimp Salsa Recipe
Take the dip that marries avocado with sweet baked potato and charred onion -- this one has all of the fixings for a classic game-day treat that will tickle your taste buds in ways simple guacamole can't. You could even try making the delicious black bean corn salsa we found that uses avocados as a nice textural ingredient. With so many options, you'll be sure to score a touchdown with these winning recipes.
For more inspiration on what to make to the big game, or any party you plan on throwing this year, check out our slideshow for some delicious ideas!
-Lauren Gordon, The Daily Meal
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