Creamy Salsa Guacamole (Spicy Avocado Salsa Recipe)

LAST UPDATED: Apr 29, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Feb 24, 2020 | By: Julie Blanner

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

A bowl full of avocado salsa, hand reaching in with a chip for dipping.

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! 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! 

A marble surface with a white bowl full of green salsa guacamole.

In fact, 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! 

One 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? 

A marble surface with a white bowl full of green salsa guacamole.

Creamy Salsa Guacamole Ingredients

  • Small tomatillos – Also known as a Mexican husk tomato, these little green green fruits are full of the acidic flavor and texture required for a real salsa verde. Don’t be intimidated- 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.
  • Serrano chile – This is a green chile pepper that is hot… much hotter than a jalapeno, so be careful!
  • Ripe avocado – Choosing the perfect ripe avocado is easier than you might think. You’ll want the exterior to yield a little to the pressure from your hand.
  • Cilantro – Yes, I know that some people don’t like cilantro. I’m truly sorry for those people, because WOW it’s so good here! It’s a fresh, vibrant addition to any salsa or guacamole- don’t skip it!
  • Lime juice – Fresh lime juice is preferred here but not required. If you’ve got bottled on hand, that works too.
  • Salt to taste – Salt is really important in this recipe because it helps bring all the other flavors together.  
A marble surface covered in fresh ingredients to make guacamole salsa.

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How to make this Avocado Sauce Recipe

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 marble surface with a white bowl full of green salsa guacamole.

Tips for this Creamy Avocado Sauce

While this creamy avocado salsa recipe is delicious exactly as it is, you can spice it up and make it your own in a variety of ways! 

  • 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.
  • Want this creamy guacamole salsa to be even creamier? Add a little sour cream! Just a dollop of sour cream goes a long way in this recipe.
  • Really don’t like cilantro? It’s fine… while I am sad for you, you can definitely leave it out and still enjoy this avocado sauce! 
  • Afraid this recipe will be too spicy? Use half of the Serrano chile pepper the recipe calls for, or switch to a jalapeno instead.
A white bowl of avocado sauce, tortilla chips scattered around.

Where to Serve this Guacamole Salsa

Oh, let me count the ways! I could use this delicious dipping sauce in a million places, because it’s more than just the best topping for tacos, burritos and enchiladas. A few examples? 

A white plate with steak tacos, spoon full of an avocado salsa recipe to add to the top.

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. 

QUICK 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.

A white bowl of avocado sauce, tortilla chips scattered around.

More Mexican Flavors You’ll Enjoy

A marble surface with a white bowl full of green salsa guacamole.

I hope you enjoy this delicious salsa guacamole recipe! I can’t wait to whip it up again for Cinco de Mayo along with these skinny margaritas or a classic homemade Margarita

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Creamy Salsa Guacamole

Julie Blanner
Salsa guacamole is a fresh, vibrant mix of salsa verde and traditional guacamole. It’s a zesty avocado salsa recipe that you’ve got to taste to believe… if you love salsa, and you love guac, you’ve got to try this incredible avocado sauce! 
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer, Condiment
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 8
Calories 46 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 tomatillos small- husked, rinsed, halved
  • 1 Seranno chile pepper de-stemmed
  • 1 avocado ripe, halved, seeded, peeled
  • 1/4 cup cilantro de-stemmed
  • 1/2 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! 

Notes

  • 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.
  • Want this creamy guacamole salsa to be even creamier? Add a little sour cream! Just a dollop of sour cream goes a long way in this recipe.
  • Really don’t like cilantro? It’s fine… while I am sad for you, you can definitely leave it out and still enjoy this avocado sauce! 
  • Afraid this recipe will be too spicy? Use half of the Serrano chile pepper the recipe calls for, or switch to a jalapeno instead.

Nutrition

Calories:46kcalCarbohydrates:3gProtein:1gFat:4gSaturated Fat:1gSodium:2mgPotassium:156mgFiber:2gSugar:1gVitamin A:92IUVitamin C:6mgCalcium:4mgIron:1mg
Keywords avocado salsa, avocado salsa recipe, avocado sauce, salsa guacamole
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