Easy Spicy Guacamole ~ don’t spend a small fortune on restaurant guacamole, when it’s much less expensive to make at home! Guacamole is incredibly delicious made fresh at your own table, hand crafted and seasoned just the way you like it … and it’s super easy to make too.
You may have heard about the health benefits of eating the mighty avocado. With heart healthy fats, fiber, and antioxidants, avocados can even help lower your cholesterol. With more potassium than a banana, it makes sense to add this nutritious fruit to your diet. So I say … eat more guacamole!
With just a few fresh ingredients this Easy Spicy Guacamole Recipe comes together in minutes. Juicy limes, crisp red onion, fresh garlic, cilantro, jalapeño and ripe avocados are combined with our favorite seasonings, for an interesting and flavorful dip. Some guacamole recipes include chopped tomatoes, but I prefer to add them only as a garnish. Juicy chunks of tomato can water down a guacamole dip, so take care if using or add at the very last minute.
Are you loving my gorgeous new Bird’s Eye Maple cutting board? It comes from my friend at Michael’s Woodcraft. Michael is extremely talented and he’s such a nice guy too – I hope you’ll pop over to his website and check out his work. All his creations make great gifts and can be personalized and engraved. I could go on, and on, about all his beautiful handcrafted heirlooms, but you’ll want to see for yourself. Be sure to follow him on Instagram! He posts fascinating photos of his work in progress too. Thanks Michael!
Our Easy Spicy Guacamole is great slathered on a tostada with Homemade Refried Beans, or alongside a tasty Grilled Chicken Taco Salad. We love a big spoonful rolled up in a burrito, or dolloped on tender Chicken Fajitas. And I’m not too embarrassed to say, we can make a decent Friday night meal out of guacamole, chips and a beer!
Guacamole is best served as soon as it’s made but will remain fresh for a day or two, as long as you’ve added plenty of lime juice.
When storing overnight, scoop leftover guacamole into a container that has a tight fitting lid. Squeeze a little extra lime juice on top of the guacamole, then press a piece of plastic wrap onto the dip before sealing with the lid. A tall tupperware type container works great for this purpose. The color will stay much brighter with no air hitting the mashed avocados.
Once you make your own Easy Spicy Guacamole Recipe, you may never want to order bland, take-out guacamole again!
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incredibly delicious made fresh at your own table, hand crafted and seasoned just the way you like it ... and it's super easy to make too!
- 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped, plus extra for garnish
- 1 jalapeno pepper, minced (stem and seeds removed)
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion, plus extra for garnish
- 3 tablespoons lime juice, divided
- 1 large garlic clove, minced
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
- 3 avocados, ripe
- 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes for garnish, if desired
In a large mixing bowl, combine the cilantro, jalapeño, onion, 2 tablespoons of lime juice, garlic, salt, pepper, cumin, and cayenne.
Cut one avocado in half, remove the pit, scoop out the flesh with a large spoon and add to the bowl with the spices. Using a fork, mash the avocado until mostly smooth and combined with the onion mixture.
Halve the remaining two avocados, remove the pits then carefully make 1/2-inch crosshatch cuts in the flesh with a table knife. Cut all the way through the flesh but not through the skin. Using a large spoon, carefully scoop out the avocado cubes and add to the mashed mixture.
Sprinkle the remaining 1 tablespoon lime juice on top of the cubes. Using a rubber spatula, fold the cubes into the mashed mixture taking care to leave the guacamole somewhat chunky. Check the seasoning and adjust if needed.
Transfer to a serving dish and garnish with extra chopped red onion, cilantro leaves and chopped tomatoes if desired.
Guacamole is best served immediately but will keep for a day or two if properly stored. Scoop leftover guacamole into a container that has a tight fitting lid. Squeeze a little extra lime juice on top of the guacamole, then press a piece of plastic wrap onto the dip before sealing with the lid.
Finally, we’re very excited to be sharing some of our favorite Mexican inspired dishes over the next couple of weeks so please check back soon!
Cinco de Mayo (May 5th) has become a bit of a foodie holiday centered around all things Mexican-American. The original celebration was to remember the unlikely victory of the Mexican Army over French forces in 1862. If you’re planing a little get together, perhaps you’d like to try our Sweet Corn Salsa, or this delicious Pineapple Salsa from the SRFD archives. And don’t forget a slice or two of Margarita Pie with a Pretzel Crust or our Creamy Margarita Bars for dessert!
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