We here at What To Pair dot Com
really love Guacamole. We love it so much, that we are constantly mixing
it in with our salads, dipping nacho chips into it, or smothering our chicken
tacos or fajitas with it. While we've been tempted to eat it on its own,
it's just such a rich dish, that it's probably not a good idea.
we refer to pairing up foods with Guacamole, we refer to dishes where Guacamole
is a key ingredient, but not the sole ingredient.
For nacho chips, flat
breads or pita triangles dipped in the green stuff, Champagne or Sparkling Wine
work really well. Especially if it's during cocktail hour, or the chips
are acting as an hors d'oeuvres. Essentially, guacamole is a big wad of
rich omega 3 fats, meaning you need something cool and crisp to cut through it
and act as a palate cleanser. Paired with salty breads, the refreshing
nature of a crisp sparkling wine comes in handy. You can't forget about
the lime juice added to create the guacamole, and sparkling wine complements
this even further.
Other crisp wines that work great are Riesling (select
a dry and citrusy Riesling, much like the ones they are producing in Niagara,
Ontario), or an herbal Sauvignon Blanc, which complements the rich, earthiness
of avocado. For Chardonnay, we suggest unoaked or lightly oaked
Chardonnays, as too much oak will make the guacamole seem bitter. A high
acid Pinot Grigio, or Pinot Gris or off dry Vouvray works excellent as
All of these pairings will work for most of the dishes you would
add Guacamole to. Just keep in mind, you want something crisp, refreshing,
and cold, and you have the perfect palate cleansing companion, that will keep
you munching away all night.