8 Recipes That Prove Guacamole Makes Everything Better

It's hard to improve on classic guacamole — and really, we don't need to. (Just ask The York Times, which once fatefully suggested that people add peas.) You really only need a few things: avocado (duh), onion, cilantro, maybe a squeeze of lime. And yet, despite its simplicity, we can't get enough. There's a reason we all freaked out when news broke of an impeding guac-pocalypse.

And while we don't need an excuse to make guac, Super Bowl Sunday basically requires it. But rather than bringing you recipes that mess with perfection, we've instead search high and low for the best recipes that use guac. Because even though we can't improve guac, it can certainly improve a whole range of things, from dips to shrimp to sandwiches.

Ahead, eight ways (even if there's no wrong way) to eat guacamole.
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Photo: Courtesy of Not Quite Nigella.
Holy Guacamole Pasta Sauce
If avocado toast is a thing, why not avocado pasta?
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Photo: Courtesy of Damn Delicious.
Guacamole Shrimp Wonton Cups
Two VIPs of any party spread, shrimp and guac, are only stronger together.
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Photo: Courtesy of Cookie and Kate.
Fresh 7-Layer Dip
You can layer your dip a number of different ways, but we love this all-homemade version for when you feel extra fancy.
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Photo: Courtesy of Yammie's Noshery.
Chipotle Lime Chicken Bacon Flatbread Tacos
Spicy, savory, and bacon-y, three of our favorite tastes.
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Photo: Courtesy of The Candid Appetite.
Beef Nacho Spring Rolls
It's nacho everyday appetizer, that's for sure.
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Photo: Courtesy of Pinch of Yum.
Southwest Chipotle Burgers
It's hard to improve upon the classic cheeseburger (unless you are planning on adding lots and lots of guac).
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Photo: Courtesy of Connoisseurus Veg.
Mexican Cauliflower Steak and Guacamole Sandwich
And lest you think only carnivores can enjoy a good guac-topped sandwich, let this dish prove you wrong.
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Photo: Courtesy of Gimme Some Oven.