Wow your friends at your Super Bowl party with a DIY healthy guacamole bar. It’s super easy to set up and totally delicious.This post is sponsored by Peapod. Thanks for supporting the brands and organizations that make TFD possible! As always, opinions are my own.
Less than 2 weeks out from the Super Bowl and already my brain is thinking up delicious snacks and dips for the big game. Actually more like a month ago I was thinking about it cause…#bloggerproblems. But I’ll take any excuse to experiment with appetizers, snacks and dips. Because next to breakfast, my favorite meal of the day, snacks are a close second. And snacking still kinda has a bad rep but without merit. Snacks help keep our hunger in-check in-between meals and long stretches of not eating. They prevent us from very real HANGER. They prevent us from overating at our next meal and most importantly keep us satisfied.My MO when snacking is to choose something that’s going to fill me up and leave me satiated, not something that’s going to make me feel hungry 20 minutes later. Guacamole is one of my favorite satiating snacks. Probably because I just love avocado (as evidenced by my avocado toast brunch selection today). Avocado is packed with healthy (monounsaturated) fats, not to mention a host of other vitamins and minerals. Plus, it’s freaking delicious. Especially when paired with lime and salt. And maybe a margarita. Just sayin.Which is why I was inspired to make a DIY guacamole bar for the Super Bowl this year. Because guac is great and all but how fun would it be if you could customize your own guac with all the toppings. That’s right I’m talking black beans, salsa, cojita cheese, corn, cilantro, mango, you name it. It’s super easy to throw together, especially if you buy pre-chopped veggies from the grocery store. I actually used Peapod to gather all my guacamole bar ingredients and it was super easy. Ordered pre-chopped red onion, fresh salsa, frozen corn, frozen mango, and all the other ingredients in under 5 minutes. It was delivered to my door the next day and I had everything I needed for the ultimate football game snack bar. I love how easy Peapod makes grocery shopping. You can express shop using their order genius, which auto-fills your cart based on what ingredients you order most often. Plus, Peapod saves your past purchases so you can easily reorder the same list as the week prior. They also offer a PodPass, available in 3, 6 and 12 month subscription options. With the PodPass, you pay one price for unlimited deliveries within a set timeframe. If you’re hosting for the Super Bowl this year and looking to bring your snacking A-game, you gotta try setting up a guacamole bar. Just make sure you place your Peapod delivery or go grocery shopping for those avocados early enough so they have time to ripe before the big game. This is just a guideline for toppings you can serve up but feel free to get creative and use as many or as little as the suggested toppings below. Also, fun fact – these leftover toppings make a DELICIOUS addition to your scrambled eggs in the morning. I would know.
- 9 ripe avocados
- 3 large limes
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- Optional toppings:
- 3 roma tomatoes, chopped
- 1 red onion, chopped
- 1 jalapeno pepper, minced
- i bunch cilantro, chopped
- 1 bag frozen mango chunks, defrosted and chopped (or use fresh if in season)
- 1 container cojita cheese or crumbled goat cheese
- 1 container salsa
- 1 bag frozen corn, defrosted
- 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 head garlic, roasted
- Hot sauce or tomatillo hot sauce
- Tortilla chips, for serving
- Cut avocados in half, remove seeds and scoop out flesh into a large bowl. Mash avocados using a fork until you reach your desired level of smoothness. Add lime and salt and mix until combined throughout.
- Assemble your desired toppings into small bowls around the guacamole. Set aside a big bowl of tortilla chips, for serving.
To save leftover guacamole (and keep it from going bad), store in an airtight container and pour 1/2 inch of lukewarm water over the surface of the guac. Store in the refrigerator for up to three days and when you're ready to eat, simply pour the water off.
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If you’re looking for more guacamole inspo for the Super Bowl, check out these recipes from my blogger friends: