Guacamole Bites | The Easiest Guacamole Cup Appetizer

PUBLISHED: Dec 17, 2019 | By: Julie Blanner

Looking for an easy appetizer that can be made in a flash? These Guacamole Bites are just the ticket. Gluten free and FULL of zesty flavor, these Guacamole Cups are cute to serve and a total crowd-pleaser.

A platter filled with chips, served as guacamole bites, topped with a slice of cherry tomato.

Easy Guacamole Bites Appetizer

I love a delicious appetizer. And as much as I love to spend time in the kitchen with a big plan and lots of prep time, that’s not always a possibility in my life.

I’ve brought you a variety of super fast appetizers in the past. This quick and easy goat cheese spread, marinated cream cheese, and cream cheese bean dip come to mind as favorites that anyone can accomplish in a pinch.

Close up of guacamole cups, a chip filled with guacamole and a cherry tomato slice.

I love guacamole – who doesn’t? I’ve shared a zesty guacamole dip in the past, as well as a mango guacamole with a sweet flavor to match the heat.  

Sometimes you just need something that serves up cute with very little effort! That’s where these delicious little guacamole bites come in. They are fun, flavorful, and oh-so-festive for entertaining. 

I like to give a lot of detail in my recipe posts to guide readers through any questions. If you’re just here for the printable recipe, feel free to click “jump to recipe” right under the title of this post and you’ll head straight there! 

Marble surface, white platter filled with guacamole bites appetizer.

Ingredients in these Guacamole Bites

These are so easy to make, but the best part? You can accomplish them in your own way, and with whatever effort you want to put in. 

Case in point? I’m going to show you a quick and easy guacamole recipe to fill these with, but you can just as easily buy a pre-made guacamole and get these done so quickly! Here’s what you need if you decide to go the homemade guacamole route:

  • Tostitos Scoops work best for these guacamole cups! 
  • Halved cherry tomatoes

Close up of guacamole cups, a chip filled with guacamole and a cherry tomato slice.

  • If you’d like, you can buy premade guacamole. If you’d like to make your own, you’ll need the following:
  • 2 avocados, ripe, pitted
  • Greek yogurt
  • juice of one lime
  • cilantro
  • red onion
  • tomato
  • jalapeno
  • salt and pepper

Marble surface, white platter filled with guacamole bites appetizer.

Let’s Make These Simple Guacamole Cups

Are you ready? Let’s make some guacamole, shall we? 

  1. Dice jalapeño, cilantro, tomato and red onion and set aside.
  2. Halve, pit and mush your avocados with a fork in a bowl.
  3. Squeeze lime over the avocado and lightly mix.
  4. Add Greek yogurt for a creamy added flavor.
  5. Add diced ingredients to taste, leaving jalapeño seeds in if you really like it hot, or eliminating if not.
  6. Add salt and pepper.

A platter filled with chips, served as guacamole bites, topped with a slice of cherry tomato, avocado to the side.

Now you’ll need to make the guacamole cups themselves! 

  1. First, lay your Scoops out on a tray. 
  2. Gently scoop desired amount of guacamole into each chip.
  3. Top with a sliced cherry tomato for a colorful, flavorful finish! 

Tips for the BEST Guacamole Bites

These are just as easy to make as they are to serve, but keep these tips in mind for the best outcome!

  • I find pre-packaged guacamole to often hold a little more moisture. If you use premade guac, be sure to make these immediately before serving so they don’t become soggy!
  • With homemade guacamole, I have been able to make these half an hour ahead of time with no problems.
  • Feeling cheesy? Add a sprinkle of your favorite Mexican cheese for a delicious topper. Crumbled cotija cheese is delicious, as well as shredded cheddar or pepper jack!
  • Spice things up with an extra slice of jalapeño on top alongside the tomato slice. 

Close up of guacamole cups, a chip filled with guacamole and a cherry tomato slice.

Are Guacamole Cups Gluten Free? 

As I often mention, I love to make a special effort to accommodate our guests with food allergies or sensitivities. It’s such an easy way to make guests feel welcome and loved! 

Most corn chip varieties, Tostitos brand Scoops included, are gluten free. 

Luckily, these guacamole cups fit into both the vegetarian and gluten-free categories! In fact, if you eliminate the Greek yogurt from your guacamole preparation, you are creating a vegan appetizer, too.

Keep in mind, many pre-packaged guacamole brands have additives and ingredients you might not expect. Be sure to check packaging if you are accommodating gluten free guests. 

A platter filled with chips, served as guacamole bites, topped with a slice of cherry tomato.

More Mexican-Inspired Appetizers You’ll Love

Love these guacamole bites? I bet you’ll love these ideas, too! 

Marble surface, white platter filled with guacamole bites appetizer.

What do you think? Will you be trying these yummy little guacamole bites at your next party? I love guacamole in every format and I hope you enjoy these guacamole cups as much as we do! 

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Marble surface, white platter filled with guacamole bites appetizer.

Guacamole Bites | Quick and Easy Guacamole Cup Appetizer

Looking for the fastest appetizer around? These Guacamole Bites are FULL of zesty flavor. Guacamole Cups are cute to serve and a total crowd-pleaser.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Servings (hover to scale): 8
Calories: 191kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 bag Scoops tortilla chips Tostitos brand
  • 1 container cherry tomatoes sliced
  • 2 whole avocados pitted, halved
  • 1 jalapeno diced, seeds removed if you want it less spicy
  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 lime squeezed
  • 3 tablespoons cilantro chopped
  • 1/4 cup red onion diced
  • 1 tomato diced
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste

Instructions

First, create your fresh guacamole

  • Dice jalapeño, cilantro, tomato and red onion and set aside.
  • Halve, pit and mush your avocados with a fork in a bowl.
  • Squeeze lime over the avocado and lightly mix.
  • Add Greek yogurt for a creamy added flavor.
  • Add diced ingredients to taste, leaving jalapeño seeds in if you really like it hot, or eliminating if not.
  • Add salt and pepper.

Now Create Your Individual Guacamole Bites

  • First, lay your Scoops out on a tray.
  •  Gently scoop desired amount of guacamole into each chip.
  • Top with a sliced cherry tomato for a colorful, flavorful finish! 

Notes

Tips to Create the Best Guacamole Bites:
  • I find pre-packaged guacamole to often hold a little more moisture. If you use premade guac, be sure to make these immediately before serving so they don't become soggy!
  • With homemade guacamole, I have been able to make these half an hour ahead of time with no problems.
  • Feeling cheesy? Add a sprinkle of your favorite Mexican cheese for a delicious topper. Crumbled cotija cheese is delicious, as well as shredded cheddar or pepper jack!
  • Spice things up with an extra slice of jalapeño on top alongside the tomato slice. 

Nutrition

Calories: 191kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 156mg | Potassium: 199mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 295IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 1mg
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