- National Guacamole Day is September 16.
- Celebrities and chefs, from Chrissy Teigen to Gordon Ramsay, have their own recipes for guacamole.
- Ina Garten adds hot sauce to hers, while “MasterChef” judge Aarón Sánchez adds toasted grasshoppers.
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Sánchez also kicks his guac up a notch by adding a Serrano chile, queso fresco or queso Cotija, sliced radish, and an optional spoonful of dried chapulines, which are toasted, fried grasshoppers. He toasts his with chili powder, lime juice, and salt.
The chef also prefers not to include cilantro, a staple in many guacamole recipes, as the chef has said she “never goes near it.” She also swaps lemon juice for the usual lime juice to keep the guacamole from browning.
Gaines recommends serving the guacamole immediately or storing it for no longer than six hours, covered, in the fridge.