Posted by Nydia Streets of Streets Law in South Florida Family Events and Recipes

Today, we celebrate National Guacamole Day! What a great day for some fresh, tasty recipes. Find them in our weekend guide.


  • 3 firm-ripe avocados

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for grilling (the fruiter and richer, the better)

  • juice and zest of 1 lemon

  • salt and freshly ground pepper (I used truffle salt for extra savory flavor)

  • 1 large clove garlic, minced

  • 1/4 cup loosely packed basil leaves, roughly chopped

  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan, plus more to taste


  1. Heat your panini press to the highest setting (alternatively, you could use a gas or charcoal grill).  Halve and pit the avocados.  Drizzle generously with olive oil and lemon juice and season with salt and pepper.

  2. Place the avocado halves cut side down on the grill. Cook for about 4 minutes, or until you can see crispy, golden-brown grill marks on them (check frequently to make sure they’re not burning). Scoop the flesh out of the avocados and mash gently with a fork (I like to leave mine quite chunky). Stir in the rest of the olive oil, lemon zest, garlic, basil and Parmesan. Serve immediately.


  • 3 medium ripe Avocados

  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pineapple

  • 1/2 cup finely chopped mango

  • 2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and finely chopped

  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro

  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion

  • 1 tablespoons lime juice

  • 1 garlic clove, minced

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Roughly mash the avocados. Gently stir in the remaining ingredients.

  2. Serve with tortilla chips.


  • 4 strips bacon

  • 3 Haas avocados

  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • ½ cup crumbled cotija cheese , plus more if desired

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped serrano chile pepper

  • Juice of 1 lime

  • Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • Tortilla chips , for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

  2. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

  3. Lay the bacon on the baking sheet in a single layer and transfer to the oven.

  4. Let the bacon cook for 20 to 25 minutes, until crispy, turning the bacon over once in the middle of cooking time.

  5. Remove baking sheet from oven and transfer bacon to a paper towel-lined plate to cool.

  6. Once the bacon is cool enough to touch, chop it into bite-size pieces and set aside.

  7. Cut each avocado in half lengthwise.

  8. Remove the pit from the avocado and discard.

  9. Remove the avocado from the skin, and place the avocado flesh in a bowl.

  10. Add the cilantro, cotija cheese, serrano pepper, lime juice, salt, and pepper to the bowl. Mash with a fork until half smooth and half chunky. Fold in half of the bacon.

  11. Taste and add more salt and pepper if desired.

  12. Garnish the guacamole with the remaining bacon, and add more crumbled cotija cheese if desired.

  13. Serve immediately with tortilla chips. Serves 4.