Super Bowl Snack Stadium + the Best Guacamole Ever

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This is the perfect Guacamole recipe ever! Easy to follow, simple ingredients and lots of add-in choices to customize it to your liking. Seriously the best ever! 

Guacamole with veggies surrounding it

My sister-in-law sent us some little boy clothes for Blake the other day. We got some summer clothes, a few warmer pieces…and transformer running shoes that light up.

Blake is a boy in love.

He refuses to wear anything but these shoes when we go outside….even though they’re a few sizes too big. When he comes back into the house, he takes his shoes off of his feet and launches them down the hall/across the kitchen/at his sister {literally} just to see them light up.

Of course he laughs and laughs hysterically and does it again.

At first I was concerned about the marks it was leaving on the walls, but I quickly got smarter and realized that smudges and dirt are much less important than the time it buys me to make dinner/do dishes/browse pinterest/have both hands available to do WHATEVERIWANT.

Sweet glorious arms. I’ve missed you. 

So, thank you, inventor of light up running shoes and Gisela. You have made my life complete.

Brooke isn’t too thrilled, but…..whatevs.

In other news, I made a stadium out of food. Obviously, the term stadium is used loosely.

I’ve been seeing the occasional snack stadium pop up on the internets and decided to give it a go.

Turns out, it’s pretty darn easy to throw together, plus it’s super cute, perfect for the super bowl and it got my kids interested in eating vegetables. I’d say win-win.

But the star of this glorious platter of food is the guacamole. Mostly because it’s in the center. And this is my very best GUACAMOLE recipe ever. When it’s made well, it’s literally what my dreams are made of. {Seriously, I dream of recipes.}

It’s been a while since I’ve made a batch, so I had a hankering and made it happen.
Guacamole ingredients unmixed

My basic guacamole recipe consists of: ripe avocados, lime juice, grated garlic, salt, pepper and chopped cilantro. When I’m feeling wild and crazy, I’ll throw in red onion and diced tomato….and maybe even a little finely diced jalapeño too.

Your definition and my definition of wild and crazy are probably different.

Guacamole

Mash the basic ingredients of the guac together until its as smooth or chunky as you’d like.  I like mine with a few small chunks.

Just looking at this picture is making me drool.

Guacamole

So you can serve this with a bag of tortilla chips OR, turn it into a football field. The field is totally optional but kinda fun!

Guacamole with veggies surrounding it

To build the actual stadium, I used a baking sheet with some cardboard covered in foil. Technically I used a cut up cheerios box. REAL fancy, I am. Having cardboard with higher sides allowed me to prop up the veggies a little higher than the sides of a 1-inch tall cookie sheet. I also made some goalposts out of cheese and toothpicks and added in a few black olive ‘players’.
Guacamole with veggies surrounding it

Feel free to add in veggies, fruit, crackers, cheeses, meats, chips, tortilla chips or anything else you think would look good in your snack stadium. And don’t forget extra dips to go along with that guacamole. It is a delicious stand alone thing, but always extra yummy when people have options.

Anyways, if you’re having a Super Bowl party, make a little guac and have yourself a deliciously good time with a snack stadium 🙂

More Guacamole Recipes!

The Best Guacamole Ever

This is the perfect Guacamole recipe ever! Easy to follow, simple ingredients and lots of add-in choices to customize it to your liking. Seriously the best ever! 
servings 8 servings
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins

Ingredients

  • 4 ripe avocados
  • 2 limes juiced, about 3-4 tablespoons
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 clove garlic grated
  • 1 handful cilantro chopped finely

extra add-ins

  • red onion finely diced
  • diced tomato
  • chopped jalapeno
  • queso fresco etc.

Instructions

  • Cut open each avocado, remove pit and spoon into bowl.
  • Add in lime juice, salt, pepper, garlic and cilantro. Mash with fork to be as smooth or chunky as you'd like.
  • Stir in any additional ingredients if desired and serve with chips.

Nutrition

Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 525mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 208IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: best guacamole
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6 Responses
  1. Ceil Garrison

    You make your quac exactly as I make mine. I usually don’t like to ‘muck’ it up either with more ingredients. Purist maybe? But, like you, sometimes I add some grated onion, only a little though. Thanks for sharing Lauren. You have a sweet family. Have no idea how you find the time for a blog, though.

  2. Karen @ On the Banks of Salt Creek

    This is so cute. Way to go!
    I can’t do anything for super bowl this year. That day is our first day in a fruit tree pruning class. We have a small orchard that came with the property that is in desperate need of care.
    However, we are going to my sister’s house afterward and she is making dinner and the super bowl will be on. She won’t let me bring anything.

  3. Lynn

    Oh, my green goodness! I absolutely love all things guacamole! I am going to make this to munch (eat with a spoon) during the game. I have to work, but can slide in during slow moments. =)

    Scuff marks? What’s that? I called it my children’s “ARTWORK”
    When the “canvas” becomes too full, a damp magic eraser wiped the slate clean!
    Seriously, the inventor of magic eraser deserves a medal !!
    Magic will happen, scuff marks, crayons, mystery marks & spots all magically disappear. (I use one on my stove top w/a drop of Dawn to remove the cooked on spills, no elbow grease or harsh chemicals needed)

    Love your blog Lauren!!

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