Get ready to take your chips for an adventure and your Mexican dishes to the next level with this simple recipe for Spicy Guacamole. Your taste buds are going to dance with every bite.
Guacamole is my go-to when I want to serve a fresh dip or to add to my tacos and fajitas. It’s also a great appetizer to serve with nachos, tortillas, or even with chicken as a delicious side dish. Yes, I could eat guacamole with almost everything and by itself!
This homemade spicy guacamole is tasty and easy to make. And the best part is that it comes together in only 5 minutes! Today’s version is spicier than the traditional one, with extra heat that will make all the difference.
Avocados and tomatoes are a perfect match, plus crunchy onions to add flavor and texture. For the spicy touch, you can use poblano peppers or jalapeños. Poblano peppers are spicier than jalapeños, so 1 poblano pepper or 2 jalapeños is good enough to make your mouth feel the heat.
While this recipe has jalapeños and pepper to create a spicy version of guacamole, you can still make it less spicy if your family prefers a softer dip. Just add fewer jalapeños or no jalapeños at all.
Avocados and tomatoes have a lot of flavor by themselves, so you will still have a tasty sauce to add to your meals.
Spicy Guacamole with Jalapeños
Jalapeños are great to add to guacamole when you want your heat level to be medium to spicy. You can leave the seeds in for extra heat and they are often a favorite because they’re easy to find at any store.
This recipe takes only 5 minutes, but check how to make Easy Guacamole in 2 minutes if you need a simpler version and don’t have all the other ingredients.
Spicy Guacamole Ingredients
Ripe avocados are the best option for spicy guacamole or any other guacamole recipe. They are soft and creamy, and you can mash them easily with a fork. If you’re going to make guacamole the same day you get the avocados at the store, make sure to pick them ripe.
This is what you need to make this spicy guacamole recipe:
- Avocados: ripe avocados are creamier and easier to mash with a fork.
- Roma tomatoes: avocado’s best friend for any guacamole recipe.
- Onion: adds flavor and a crunchy texture.
- Poblano pepper or jalapeños: all the spicy flavor your taste buds were asking for. Poblano peppers are spicier than jalapeños. Both will work for this recipe.
- Lime: add the right amount of acid that guacamole needs and helps keep avocados from browning.
- Cilantro: adds more citrusy notes.
- Salt: enhances the other flavors.
- Cumin: for extra flavor.
How to Make Spicy Guacamole
In just 5 minutes, you will have an epic Spicy Guacamole to add to your tacos and fajitas. Or grab a nacho and dig it into this spectacular sauce! Ready to cook? Let’s do it!
- Prep the avocados
Grab the avocados and cut them in half. Remove the seeds, and scrape the meat into a large bowl. Smash the avocado with a fork. You can leave some chunks to get the classic guacamole texture.
- Make the guacamole
When the avocado is ready, add the other ingredients: tomatoes seeded and diced, onion chopped, poblano pepper or jalapeños, cilantro, lime juice, salt, and cumin. Gently fold to combine.
Serve immediately and enjoy this spicy guacamole with your favorite Mexican dishes or any of the tacos from my Taco Tuesday Cookbook!
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What to Serve with Spicy Guacamole
This Spicy Guacamole is a healthy dip to eat with nachos and, of course, the star of every Taco Tuesday! Easy, tasty, and spicy: it sounds like perfection to me! You can still make this guacamole even better if you add it to some of these delicious recipes:
Or, add some guacamole toppings such as black beans, diced peaches, extra onions, chopped bacon, and more!Print
Spicy Guacamole Recipe
This simple spicy guacamole recipe is great for beginners and lets you adjust the heat level and love it with chips!
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 8
- Category: Dips
- 3 ripe avocados
- 2 medium Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
- ½ onion, finely chopped
- 1 poblano pepper or 2 jalapeños, diced with seeds*
- ½ cup chopped cilantro
- 1 ½ limes, juiced (¼ cup)
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon ground cumin
- Cut avocados in half, remove the seeds, and scrape the meat into a large bowl. Smash the avocado with a fork, and leave a few chunks if desired.
- To the avocado in the bowl, add the tomatoes, onion, peppers, cilantro, lime juice, salt, and cumin. Gently fold to combine ingredients and serve immediately.
Poblano peppers are spicier than jalapeños. Both will work depending on what is available at your store.
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 99
- Sugar: 1.7 g
- Sodium: 152.3 mg
- Fat: 8 g
- Saturated Fat: 1.1 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 7.6 g
- Fiber: 4.2 g
- Protein: 1.5 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
This recipe was a hit today. My family and neighbors have almost devoured all the guacamole during today’s game. Good thing I made extra.
I made this guacamole yesterday and served it today. it looked GREEN! thanks Laura
Scott & Mary
My wife told me about this post and this product. I ordered a box on amazon last week and we made this guacamole for our Friendsgiving. IT REALLY WORKS! holy heck you just changed our guacamole-lovers life Laura. Thanks!
I love avocados! I eat them with eggs and put them in smoothies!!!
I’ll definitely have to look into NatureSeal because I eat avocado on the regular. I like to enjoy avocado mashed in my tuna salad instead of mayo, for breakfast sliced over a fried-hard egg atop toast, & of course the oh so yummy guacamole.
I like slices of avocado on toast with a sprinkling of salt or added to turkey sandwiches! I’ve never heard of Natureseal but very curious to try it. Thanks for sharing!
I have guacamole on toast every day for lunch! I obviously enjoy avocados. I will check out the Natureseal product for using for picnics.
Cannot wait to serve this for my family’s big football party this weekend!
I make guacamole for breakfast we usually it with our omelet and its a perfect combination.
Guacamole all day, every day!
I am definitely on the hunt now for Natureseal as we try to have avocado at least once a week but hate to cut into a new one as it turns brown. Thanks as usual Laura for promoting a great product.
My pleasure Debbie! As you know, I am always looking for great solutions that work! I have all the links to their products on Amazon in the post and you can get a buy one get one 50% with the coupon. Here is to gorgeous looking avocados! 🙂
I adore guacamole and will definitely try the bar idea!
My favorite lunch is avocado w/ smoked turkey, tomato and hummus, on whole wheat toast.
P.S. – Do you think Natureseal would also work on apple slices in a lunchbox? Does the product have any discernible taste/aftertaste? Thanks very much.
Alexandra, Natureseal also has a product specifically designed to keep apples from browning. You can click any of the links above and enter promo code B1G1LF50 for a BOGO 50% off!
Laura Fuentes is right. We do have a product called NatureSeal for Fresh Cut Produce that protects apples from browning for up to 14 days! What makes NatureSeal special is that there is no change to the natural taste of the produce, unlike other methods. We are proud to say that we’ve won taste awards to prove it! This product also protects pears, stone fruit, carrots and celery too.
I love avocado sliced and mixed in with a fresh salad. Also love it in a BLT on croissant for a BLTA.
Thank you for the Nature Seal tip. This will ensure the guac in the lunches I pack up for my kids will not disappoint them any longer! I hope I can find it at Wegman’s!?
Hi Elaine! Currently, NatureSeal is only available for purchase online at Amazon. You can click any of the links above and enter promo code B1G1LF50 for a BOGO 50% off! Thanks for your interest in NatureSeal!
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I love using guac as a base in my wraps with chicken and other assorted veggies. It’s so versatile and yummy!
I just bought some naturesal because I always serve guacamole nearly every Sunday during gameday and I am tired of having to go back and refill the bowl. win win!
Love this for lunches, so many wraps ideas with this.
Favorite way; either as quac or on a burger or chicken sandwich w/ pepper jack cheese and bacon, YUM
Love the guacamole bar idea! I love guacamole but have recently enjoyed eating avocado with a boiled egg on top of toast.
Love making a chicken salad with guacamole!
This guacamole bar is such a great idea!
I had never heard of Natureseal but this might just be a game changer for our weekly guacamole!