Guacamole and chips on a platter.
The Game-Changing Ingredient You Should Add To Guacamole

Classic guacamole is undeniably tasty as is, but you can easily elevate a basic guacamole recipe at home using one simple ingredient: chili crisp.

The crunchy condiment hails from China and is equal parts savory, salty, and spicy with the occasional dash of sweetness, depending on how it's made.

Guacamole features jalapeño or serrano peppers for a fiery burst of flavor. You can forgo these ingredients for the chili crisp because it'll also deliver on heat.

You can make a simple DIY chili crisp recipe at home or purchase any of the many brands available in-store, such as Fly By Jing or Lao Gan Ma.

Chili crisp products can feature varying degrees of spiciness, so adding small amounts is best. A good rule of thumb is about 1 tablespoon for every two avocados used.