Spicy Guacamole

Guacamole is tasty as-is, but for us spicy food lovers, anything tastes better with a little more heat. So why not spice up that guacamole with a little serrano pepper? That’s what powers this simple spicy guacamole.

Spicy Guacamole

If serrano chilies (10,000 to 23,000 Scoville heat units) are a little too hot, you can move down the pepper scale and use jalapeño peppers (2,500 to 8,000 SHU) instead. Except for the difference in heat (serranos can be up to nine times hotter), the flavor and texture are very similar. When green, they have a grassy bright flavor that works perfectly with avocado. In the video below, we use red serrano peppers that have a slightly sweeter flavor (which also works!)

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Spicy Guacamole

Spicy Guacamole

A simple, bold appetizer
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer
Servings 2 servings
Calories 178 kcal


  • 1 large avocado peeled and pitted
  • 2 serrano peppers seeds removed and minced
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 cup cilantro chopped
  • 1/4 cup onion minced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • Salt to taste


  • Place avocado and lime juice into a bowl and mash them together. Then stir in the remaining ingredients until completely combined.


Calories: 178kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 3gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gSodium: 11mgPotassium: 577mgFiber: 8gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 477IUVitamin C: 18mgCalcium: 26mgIron: 1mg
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UPDATE NOTICE: This post was updated on December 2, 2022 to include new content.
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