This article and basil guacamole recipe were sponsored by Blue Diamond Nut Thins. All opinions are my own.

Holy guacamole. You need this homemade basil guacamole in your life.

Like yesterday.

I often think I’d love nothing more than to dive face first into a pile of homemade guacamole.

And never surface.

But then again, I do like to sit in the sun and dip my chips in this guac – so maybe I’ll just choose that option, instead.

Either way, I’m happy.


It’s that time of the year again – time to whip up your favorite summer snacks and I’ve got you covered. Guacamole is quite possibly the greatest dip in the world and eating it in the summer is just beyond amazing.

I could make an avocado recipe every day in the summer and when I make my guacamole, I make an extra batch to keep in the fridge and use it throughout the week in everything from salads to sandwiches.

But today I’m dipping in some of these tasty gluten-free Artisan Nut-Thins for a perfect afternoon BBQ, picnic or trip to the beach. They’re light and crisp so you don’t have to worry about them getting soggy in your bag or from the moisture and heat of this summer sunshine. No, sir.

I think we can all agree that guacamole is quite perfect for summer and certainly face smash worthy and delish.

Am I right?

Make two batches. Trust me, you’ll thank me later.



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Summertime Basil Guacamole
Serves: 6
Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Author: Amie Valpone
Recipe type: Entree


  • 2 large ripe avocado
  • 3 1/2 Tbsp. tahini
  • 2 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. fresh lemon zest
  • 1 tsp. sesame seeds
  • 1 box Blue Diamond Nut Thins for serving


  1. Combine all ingredients (except crackers) in a large bowl; mash with the back of a fork to combine. Taste and season with additional sea salt and pepper, if necessary.
  2. Serve with Blue Diamond gluten-free crackers.
Nutrition Facts
Summertime Basil Guacamole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 258 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Sodium 195mg8%
Potassium 379mg11%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 358IU7%
Vitamin C 9mg11%
Calcium 37mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Oh I love guacamole!! I can’t wait to make this for cookouts at home and to take out on the lake this summer with blue corn chips 🙂 yummy!

  2. 3 stars
    Is there a sub for the tahini? I’ve never used this before and don’t know if I want to invest in a jar.

    1. Peanut butter makes an acceptable replacement for tahini. I’ve used it in a pinch in the past when making hummus.

      1. 5 stars
        Almond butter is a good substitute as well, if you don’t want that peanut butter taste. I find the taste of almond butter combines really well with avacado’s and basil!

  3. I love guacamole. The addition of basil makes it sound even more refreshing and delicious. Can’t wait to try this one!! Thanks for sharing!

  4. 5 stars
    I love the addition of tahini – I’ve never seen that before! My hubs will diiiiie over this recipe! Thank you! 🙂