Spicy Guacamole Recipe

This easy Spicy Guacamole recipe lights a small fire in your mouth forcing you to eat it slowly and savor each bite. Don't forget the chips!

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” My husband doesn’t share my stubborn approach. He’s always pushing me to improve recipes and somehow makes a great recipe even more amazing!

Our first guacamole was delicious; we probably made it more than 50 times! We’ve changed it up a little and spiced it up a lot! This spicy guacamole lights a small fire in your mouth forcing you to eat it slowly and savor each bite.

Ingredients for Spicy Guacamole:

3 avocados
2 firm medium tomatoes, seeded
1 small/medium onion, finely chopped
(or use 1/2 onion and 1/2 bunch chopped chives)
1/2 bunch of cilantro
2 jalapeno peppers, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, pressed
3 Tbsp Lime juice
1/2 tsp kosher salt, or to taste
1/4 tsp ground black pepper, or to taste
1/2 tsp Cumin

How To Make Spicy Guacamole:

1. Cut avocados in half, remove the seeds and scrape them out into a flat bottomed bowl (a flat bottom will make it easier to mash). Smash with a potato masher or a fork (leave some chunks; don’t puree it).

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2. Chop onion and add it to the bowl.

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3. Remove seeds from jalapeños. Chop jalapeños finely. We double chop them through our Vidalia Chop Wizard which makes chopping a cinch!

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4. Cut the tomato in half parallel with the top and remove seeds (either by scraping them out with a small spoon or by squeezing them out). Dice your tomatoes. Add chopped tomatoes to your bowl. We often just leave the seeds in (that’s ok too).

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5. Press garlic than finely chop your cilantro and add it to the bowl.

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6. Add 1/2 tsp dry cumin powder, 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper, 1/2 tsp kosher salt (regular salt is ok too) and 3 Tbsp of lime juice.

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If you’re really bored, serve guacamole in the avocado shells. Hopefully you didn’t have to fish them out of the garbage can. I’m not admitting to anything.

This easy Spicy Guacamole recipe lights a small fire in your mouth forcing you to eat it slowly and savor each bite. Don't forget the chips!This easy Spicy Guacamole recipe lights a small fire in your mouth forcing you to eat it slowly and savor each bite. Don't forget the chips!

Notes:

If you want to make this ahead, mix all the ingredients except the salt, pepper and cumin. Place plastic wrap directly onto the guacamole and push out any air. I made this earlier in the day and enjoyed it in the evening and it looked perfectly green, not a brown spot in sight! Just know that it loses some of it’s spiciness if it sits in the fridge. Just before serving, mix in the salt, pepper and cumin.

If you’ve handled jalapenos, DO NOT pick your nose. Trust me.

Spicy Guacamole Recipe

4.9 from 18 reviews
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Skill Level: Easy
Cost To Make: $5
Serving: 4

Ingredients

  • 3 avocados
  • 2 firm medium tomatoes, seeded
  • 1 small/medium onion, finely chopped
  • ½ bunch of cilantro
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 3 Tbsp Lime juice
  • ½ tsp kosher salt, or to taste
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper, or to taste
  • ½ tsp Cumin

Instructions

  1. Cut avocados in half, remove the seeds and scrape them out into a flat bottomed bowl. Smash with a potato masher or a fork.
  2. Chop onion and add it to the bowl.
  3. Remove seeds from jalapenos and finely dice them.
  4. Cut the tomato in half parallel with the top and remove seeds. Dice your tomatoes and add them to your bowl.
  5. Press garlic and chop your cilantro than add them to the bowl.
  6. Add ½ tsp dry cumin powder, ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper, ½ tsp kosher salt (regular salt is ok too) and 3 Tbsp of lime juice. Serve right away.

Notes

If you want to make this ahead, mix all the ingredients except the salt, pepper and cumin. Place plastic wrap directly onto the guacamole and push out any air. Just before serving, mix in the salt, pepper and cumin.

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  • Teresa
    November 17, 2017

    Hi Natasha. Great recipe. Just a tip: keep the avocado pits and place them in the guacamole. Aside from the plastic wrap they help to keep it from turning brown and it stays fresh much longer. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 17, 2017

      Hello Teresa! I’m glad to hear you enjoy the recipe! Thanks for sharing your great tip with other readers! Reply

  • Colleen
    October 26, 2016

    I love love love your recipe!! I make it for every event we have and let me tell you it is a big hit with the fighter squadron here in NM! Thank you so much for posting 😊 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 26, 2016

      Colleen, thank you for such a great review 😁. This recipe is a regular at our house as well, we make it almost every week 😋. Reply

  • John Horn
    October 22, 2016

    Just to let you know, this is a great recipe. And you don’t need to limit yourself to jalapenos if you want spicier. I made a delicious guacamole with 2 pieces of carolina reaper (only the flesh, no seeds). Turned out great! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 22, 2016

      I love that you got creative with it! Thanks for sharing! 🙂 Reply

  • Zoe
    September 5, 2016

    I love this recipe , only changes I did was I add cummin about 3/4 teaspoon as that made it more flavorful for my friends ! Apart, recipe is a killer Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 5, 2016

      I love the extra cumin idea! We have made it that way before as well and it does taste really good with more. 🙂 Reply

  • Janet Marzan
    July 24, 2016

    Hi Natasha, I love a good guacamole and I made your “spicey” recipe today, but without the jalapenos, and used 2 small shallots chopped fine instead of regular onion. I also added a couple dashes of cayenne pepper and a few tablespoons of mild salsa. It was so delish! Thanks again for another great appetizer! Janet Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 24, 2016

      Janet, thank you for the nice review 😀. I will be trying cayenne pepper next time myself, thanks for the tip. Reply

  • Tom
    May 10, 2016

    Another great recipe, Natasha! I used serrano pepper instead of jalapeño for a little more heat 😉 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 10, 2016

      We love fiery guacamole also. I’m always drizzling mine with tabasco. Next time I’m trying your serrano pepper suggestion! 🙂 Reply

      • Tom
        May 27, 2016

        Actually, it was a red habañero pepper. That is the way to go if you want some real fire. I am making it again tonight 🙂 Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          May 27, 2016

          Mmm I do love adding some real fire to my food. I accept the red habañero challenge! 🙂 Reply

  • Greg
    May 2, 2016

    My family wanted tacos yesterday and avocados were on sale so I tried your guac recipe. Very good. I prefer to soak chopped onions in ice water for a bit to mellow them out and I used a fresh lime so that was all I did differently.

    One other reader commented about mellow jalapenos and it’s true that sometimes they are. Ithink they have bred the heat out of jalapenos. Try Tabasco chipotle sauce to add in some heat when that happens. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 3, 2016

      I love your tip about the onions and yes I agree about the jalapeños. It’s hit and miss – sometimes they are blazing fiery hot and sometimes they are so bland you can hardly tell they are there! Reply

  • Tzivia
    April 20, 2016

    Wow Natasha luv ur guacamole recipes the spicy and the 1 made by vadim mmmmmm yummmm wondering if it would work with red onion may wanna try it with the addition of jalapeno muy caliente baby lmao would be a gr8 Passover starter Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 20, 2016

      Thank you Tzivia for the nice comment 😀. We used red onion in the past and it works great as well. We add fresh jalapeños or canned. Both work nice in the recipe. Reply

      • Tzivia
        April 20, 2016

        Ur welcome Natasha sweetheart always a pleasure to be on this really way cool awesome site ok so red is good to use got it canned or fresh jalapenos wow gr8 way to really ooooomphhhh the spice Reply

  • Luba
    February 8, 2016

    Made it today and it was delicious!
    Thank you !!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 8, 2016

      Luba, you’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it 😀. Reply

  • YanaP
    February 1, 2016

    Made it and it was delicious!
    The only thing was that it wasn’t spicy.. not sure why. Either way it was great! Thank you! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 1, 2016

      Hi Yana! I’m so glad you liked our favorite guacamole :). You can take the spice level up or down with the amount of jalapeno you add to it, the size of your jalapenos and some jalapenos are just spicier than others. I go all out and even drizzle my portion with a bunch of tabasco sauce because I love it fiery hot! Reply

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