By Leslie Kelly
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There are few dishes that are more simple and straightforward than guacamole, the party all star. Smash ripe avocados, add lime juice and a pinch of salt, and you're good to go, right? Well, these top-rated guacs will give you a whole new perspective on the crazy popular crowd pleaser. BTW's! National Guacamole Day is September 16, but these deliciously different variations are winners every day of the year.

Super Savory

Add veggies or beans, bacon or nutritional yeast, and you've got a guac that's practically a meal. Don't have black beans? Try pintos instead.

Corn and Black Bean Guacamole | Photo by Meredith

Super Fruity

Yes, avocados are technically considered a fruit, though they're often given the savory treatment. These velvet-fleshed "single seed berries" match up well with all sorts of fruit, from grapes to mangoes. Just check out the glowing reviews on this lineup of recipes.

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