Alas, creative spins to the rescue! I promise these three fast fixes from Two Peas & Their Pod will send your blah-camole blues away.
First up, roasted corn and red pepper guacamole. No limes? Try adding the juice of a lemon instead. A splash of balsamic vinegar also complements the roasted corn in this 7-ingredient recipe nicely (well, nine total, but who doesn't have salt and pepper excepts your lame-oh ex-roommate whose idea of cooking was re-microwaving last night's Seamless order)..
Next on the guacamole roster is their zesty mango cilantro guacamole (warning: for those unfortunate folks cursed with that whole cilantro tastes like soap gene dysfunction thing, they will detest this, so swap cilantro for parsley). Neat trick I learned about mangoes that has changed my life? Stop wasting thousands of seconds at the fruit stand or grocery store tossing away mangoes based on their skin color: it has nothing--I repeat, nothing--to do with their ripeness. Just squeeze it gently, a ripe one will give slightly. (More mango selection tips at Mango.org)
Lastly, Pesto Guacamole hits the spot when you find yourself onion-less, pepper-less or just looking for a good sandwich spread. Just make sure you follow a recipe for vegan pesto (many recipes for pesto use grated cheese), or if you bought a store-bought pesto, check the ingredient list.