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Spicy & Chunky Guacamole

  • Author: Shruthi
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 3 cups 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


The only spicy, chunky guacamole recipe you’ll ever need. It uses just six ingredients but has a secret tip to make sure the flavors are evenly dispersed and irresistible!



  • 3 medium, ripe avocados
  • 1/2 red onion (finely diced)
  • 1 jalapeno (minced) 
  • 1 bunch of cilantro – roughly 1/4 cup (minced) 
  • 1 tsp of salt (adjust to taste)
  • 1 lime (for juice)  


  • Slice up the jalapenos into the finest chunks you can – I typically slice them into four vertical pieces and then mince them 
  • Slice up the cilantro using a chiffonade (i.e. roll them tightly together and chop away) 
  • If you have a food processor, pulse them together coarsely – two to three pulses is enough. If you don’t, use a pestle or a blunt spoon and mash together as much as possible 
  • Chop up the red onions into a fine dice
  • Finally, chop up the avocados – split them in half, remove pit, criss-cross the flesh and scoop out with a spoon into a bowl. 
  • Add the cilantro-jalapeno mixture on top, followed by red onions, salt, and juice from half a lime
  • Mix well together using a serving fork, pestle, or the back of a large spoon
  • Squeeze the other half of lime on top, add some flaky salt if you’d like, and dig in with a chip! 


  • To get the perfect chunky consistency, criss-crossing the avocado is a great trick – if you want your guacamole more mashed, just use a masher 
  • You can also increase the red onions or jalapeno to your taste, add red pepper flakes, garlic, fresh tomatoes, and a number of other things to this guacamole – it’s super versatile!
  • Category: Dips
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Keywords: spicy avocado dip, guacamole, spicy guacamole, chunky guacamole