Salsa guacamole is a fresh, vibrant mix of salsa verde and traditional guacamole. It’s a zesty recipe that you’ve got to taste to believe… if you love salsa, and you love guac, you’ve got to try this! 

It’s the ultimate combination of two of our favorite Mexican inspired dips – fresh salsa and homemade guacamole.

It’s bursting with bright, beautiful flavor and sure to be the hit of your Cinco de Mayo fiesta!

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There are few things I love more than a good topping, sauce, or dip. There’s just something so good about pouring those deliciously fresh ingredients on top of your tacos or dipping a tortilla chip into a bowl full of goodness.

Thankfully, there’s a never-ending stream of inspiration around here when it comes to Mexican flavors and dips of all kinds!

Don’t Skip These:  Have you tried my cream cheese bean dip, chipotle corn salsa, or mango guacamole? And don’t miss this crema de cilantro – I literally want to pour it over ALL.THE.THINGS! 

Salsa Guacamole

If you’re looking for a complete Cinco de Mayo menu, I’ve got that covered too… don’t miss all of my favorite Mexican-inspired recipes rounded up in that post! 

Steak tacos topped with salsa guacamole

Why You’ll Love this Recipe

  • Quick – Throw ingredients in a blender or food processor and you’re done!
  • FlavorfulOne thing I know for sure is that this guacamole salsa recipe is the best of both worlds. Why dip twice when you can combine the two for an explosion of flavor? 
  • Fresh, Vibrant Flavor – perfect addition to a Taco Bar, your favorite nachos, and so much more.

Ingredients and Substitutions

  • Small Tomatillos – Also known as a Mexican husk tomato, these little green fruits are full of the acidic flavor and texture required for a real salsa verde.
  • Serrano Chile – This is a green chile pepper that is hot… much hotter than a jalapeño, so be careful!
  • Ripe Avocado – Learn How to Cut an Avocado here.
  • Cilantro – It’s a fresh, vibrant addition to any salsa or guacamole- don’t skip it (unless you hate it of course).
  • Lime Juice – Fresh lime juice is preferred here but not required. If you’ve got bottled on hand, that works too.
  • Salt – Salt is really important in this recipe because it helps bring all the other flavors together. Salt to your taste preference.
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Variations

  • Want to add even MORE zesty flavor? Add a teaspoon of minced garlic or half of a white onion! (Chopped red onion works beautifully as well.) These additions will create a more complex flavor profile that I bet you’ll love.
  • Make it a creamy guacamole salsa – Add a little sour cream! Just a dollop of sour cream goes a long way in this recipe.
  • Don’t like cilantro? Simply omit.
  • Too spicy? Use half of the Serrano chile pepper the recipe calls for, or switch to a jalapeño instead.

How to Make

It’s so easy… you’ll literally do some minimal chopping and throw it all into your food processor! 

  1. Husk, rinse and halve your tomatillos.
  2. De-stem Serrano.
  3. Halve your avocado, de-seed and peel.
  4. De-stem your cilantro.
  5. Juice your lime.
  6. Combine in food processor and pulse until the consistency is to your liking. Add salt to taste.
  7. Serve with your favorite tortilla chips or veggies! 
A hand dipping a tortilla chip into a bowl of salsa guacamole.

Tips

  • Use Ripe Avocado – A little squeeze of the avocado while you’re shopping can tell you about ripeness. Soft to the touch? That means it’s just right for this recipe.
  • If you need ripe avocados for guacamole, check the organic section! I’ve found that often if the “regular” avocados at the store are too hard, the organic ones are just right!
  • Tomatillos – Don’t be intimidated by these! You’ll just peel the husks, rinse away the film that covers the fruit itself, and slice and dice like a tomato. In fact, they’re easier than a diced tomato because they are much firmer to grip and slice.
  • Find Your Texture – Chunky or smooth? Mix this recipe up to your favorite consistency.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is salsa guacamole healthy?

Absolutely! In fact, this easy avocado salsa recipe fits into a variety of meal plans and diet lifestyles.
If you replace your favorite tortilla chips with carrots, celery or sliced bell peppers, this recipe is the perfect addition to your Keto or low-carb lifestyle. 

Is salsa guacamole different from pico de gallo with avocado?

Yes, it’s very different. While the ingredients are quite similar, this salsa guacamole is a creamy, smoother sauce. Pico de gallo is rough cut chunks of tomatoes, onions, avocado and more!

A white bowl of salsa guacamole surrounded by tortilla chips.

Serving Suggestions

Salsa guacamole is fabulous anywhere you’d use traditional salsa or guac. Try it in one of these delicious ways!

Tip

Try sliced jicama (you can often find it pre-sliced at Whole Foods) for a unique spin on a crunchy and healthy way to serve this dipping sauce! It’s a great option to serve for parties because most guests appreciate having some fun munchies that can fit with any dietary restrictions they live with.
Steak tacos topped with salsa guacamole

Dietary Considerations

  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Vegan
  • Whole30
  • Keto Friendly

How to Store

  • Room Temperature – You can leave salsa guacamole sitting out at room temperature for up to two hours while serving.
  • Refrigerate – Add to an airtight container. Cover in a thin, visible layer of lime juice or water. Press plastic wrap onto the surface to cover. Refrigerate up to three days.

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A white bowl of salsa guacamole surrounded by tortilla chips.
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Creamy Salsa Guacamole

Salsa guacamole is a fresh, vibrant mix of salsa verde and traditional guacamole made in minutes! Enjoy as a dip or to top your favorite tacos, burritos, taquitos and more!
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 0 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 8
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Ingredients  

  • 3 tomatillos small, husked, rinsed, halved
  • 1 Seranno chile pepper de-stemmed
  • 1 avocado ripe, halved, seeded, peeled
  • ¼ cup cilantro de-stemmed
  • ½ lime juice (approximately 1 tablespoon)
  • salt to taste

Instructions 

  • Husk, rinse and halve your tomatillos.
  • De-stem Serrano.Halve your avocado, de-seed and peel.
  • De-stem your cilantro.
  • Juice your lime.
  • Combine in food processor and pulse until the consistency is to your liking. Add salt to taste.
  • Serve with your favorite tortilla chips or veggies! 

Julie’s Tips

  • Make it Zesty – Add a teaspoon of minced garlic or half of a red or white onion.  
  • Make it Creamy – Add a dollop of sour cream.
  • Omit Cilantro
  • Less Spicy – Use half of the Serrano chile pepper.
Calories: 46kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 156mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 92IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg

Estimated nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed.

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3 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    So good…love the mix of sour and spicy. It goes really well with the sweet pineapple salsa. I appreciate the tips for storing in the refrigerator as avocado storage is a challenge.

  2. most of the recipes look and sound delicious but I can’t find a list telling me how much of each ingredient is needed to make any of the of them.

    1. At the bottom of each post there’s a recipe card with all the ingredients and printable instructions. Enjoy!