The INSIDER Summary:
- Guacamole is a classic dip, but no two chefs make it the same way.
- INSIDER spoke with celebrity chefs about their tips and secrets.
- 'Top Chef Masters' winner Rick Bayless uses seasonal ingredients to make his guacamole unique.
- Southern barbecue expert Tim Love suggests using lemon juice instead of lime juice.
Guacamole is the king of party foods, but how do you take your recipe for this delicious dip and transform it from "meh" to unforgettable?
Get your avocado slicer ready because INSIDER spoke with five celebrity chefs (and researched three more) who all had different takes on how to make homemade guacamole taste like it came straight out of a restaurant kitchen.
Keep scrolling for some guacamole tips and secrets from your favorite celebrity chefs.
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Rick Bayless — Use seasonal "extra" ingredients to make your guacamole unique
"There are countless directions to take guacamole, but for me it's all about the seasons," the "Top Chef Masters" winner told INSIDER. "Strawberries and habanero in the spring, roasted poblano and corn in the summer, apple and fennel in the fall, and, in the winter, something rich and luxurious like brown butter with porcini mushrooms and crab."
Tim Love — Use lemon juice instead of lime juice
"The key to great guacamole, other than the avocados, is to use lemon juice — not lime — unlike what almost every recipe uses," "Iron Chef America" winner Tim Love said. "And just a little bit of Spanish olive oil makes the guacamole so creamy!"
Katie Lee — Make it healthier with asparagus
Food Network star Katie Lee's recipe for "Lightened-up Guacamole" calls for more asparagus puree than avocado, turning your favorite tasty dip into a lower fat appetizer.
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