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Easy Guacamole Recipe: Spicy Avocado Dip

Updated on January 18, 2014
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Carolee is a passionate writer with a love for learning and teaching. She is a published author, poet, blogger, and content creator.

5 stars from 2 ratings of Spicy Avocado Dip

Guacamole is a dip or spread that is made from the ripened avocado. In Jamaica avocado is known as "pear". Guacamole is not a very popular dish in my country but I have come to love it and make it whenever avocado is in season.

My recipe is a bit different yet very simple from the recipes I have seen. I like my guacamole very spicy, salty and tangy. I also love using garlic which adds to the spiciness and gives a unique garlic flavor.

Of course you will need a breath mint if you intend to use my recipe but I assure you it's worth it.

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Ready in: 10 min
Yields: serves 4 people

Ingredients

  • 1 very ripe avocado
  • the juice from one lime
  • 1 large garlic clove, mashed to a paste with salt
  • 1 tsp finely minced scallion
  • 1/2 shallot, finely diced
  • salt
  • cayenne pepper
  • black pepper
  • 1 scotch bonnet pepper, seeded
  • 1 tsp olive oil

Instructions

  1. Halve the avocado, remove seed and peel.
  2. In a bowl, use a fork to mash avocado to desired texture. I like mine a little chunky.
  3. Using a mortar and pestle crush garlic with a pinch of salt to make a paste.
  4. Add garlic to mashed avocado along with shallots and scallion.
  5. Finely mince the scotch bonnet and add to bowl as well.
  6. Juice lime and add to your avocado bowl.
  7. Add two pinches of salt. Stir to combine ingredients. Taste and adjust salt if needed.
  8. Add olive oil and stir.
  9. Sprinkle cracked black pepper and cayenne pepper on top and your easy guacamole recipe is ready.
  10. Chill until ready to serve.

Notes;

The lime or lemon juice and olive oil helps to keep the dip from turning brown.

Cover with plastic wrap when refrigerating.

Save seed and place in center when refrigerating. This help to keep the dip from changing color as well.

If you don't have lime or lemon, use vinegar for flavor.


Nutrition for Spicy Avocado dip

Nutrition Facts
Calories 88
Calories from Fat72
% Daily Value *
Fat 8 g12%
Saturated fat 1 g5%
Unsaturated fat 5 g
Carbohydrates 5 g2%
Sugar 0 g
Fiber 3 g12%
Protein 1 g2%
Cholesterol 0 mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Nutrition continued............

Nutrient
Value per serving
Vitamin A
3.7 %
Vitamin B-6
8.3 %
Vitamin C
12.2 %
Vitamin E
3.7 %
Calcium
1.1 %
Copper
4.3 %
Folate
10.6 %
Iron
2.1 %
Magnesium
3.7 %
Manganese
5.1 %
Niacin
4.5 %
Pantothenic Acid
6.6 %
Phosphorus
2.9 %
Riboflavin
4.0 %
Selenium
0.5 %
Thiamin
2.8 %
Zinc
2.2 %

Variations for your guacamole

Guacamole can be made in several ways and you can add or take away ingredients to suit your own taste. Here are some variations you may like:

  • Tahini paste. Tahini paste is made from sesame seeds and is mostly used in Asian and Mediterranean cuisines. I discovered by experimenting that avocado dip tastes great with the tahini paste. Just about a teaspoon will zip up the flavor.
  • Tomatoes. Seeded and diced will add a difference.
  • Parsley adds a very nice flavor.
  • Capers adds a bit of saltiness.
  • Salted cod fish(finely minced)
  • Bell Peppers will also add a bit of crunch and sweetness. Try different colors such as red and yellow.
  • By adding mangoes or pineapples you add a bit of sweetness to your dip as well

Tips

  • if you are hypertensive, reduce or omit the salt. Avocado taste great by itself.
  • Toast the garlic before adding , that way if you are sensitive to garlic then it wont affect you
  • Leave off the hot peppers and just add black pepper instead.

Avocado Smoothie

1/2 ripened Haas avocado, seed removed and peeled

1 cup yogurt, plain

3 tablespoons honey

1/2 cup coconut milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

4 ice cubes


In a blender scoop avocado, add yogurt, milk, vanilla, honey and ice cubes. Puree until smooth. Garnish with fresh mint or strawberry. Add other fruits if you like. Serves 2

A little about the Avocado

This fruit was first grown in Central Mexico and is also known as alligator pear. The avocado grows well under tropical conditions and is liked by most people who try it.

The flesh of the avocado is yellow and green with skins that range from green to purple when ripe. There are different species of the avocado, some with a long stem while others are shorter.

Here are some species of avocado:

  • Haas
  • Gwen
  • Lula
  • Pinkerton
  • Reed
  • Ettinger
  • Fuerte
  • ....and many more.

Some of these are crossbred or lab bred but the Haas is the most popular of the lot and is mostly found in California.

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    • Cardisa profile imageAUTHOR

      Carolee Samuda 

      5 years ago from Jamaica

      Thank you Kitkat1141, the avocado is a healthy addition to almost any diet. It's when eaten in excess that it affects us. Thanks for stopping by.

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      kitkat1141 

      5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thank you for the nutritional breakdown of guacamole. I love to eat it, but didn't know it was this healthy!

    • Cardisa profile imageAUTHOR

      Carolee Samuda 

      5 years ago from Jamaica

      Hey Alastar, if you can find ripe avocados the best thing to do would be to make your own. I have never had guacamole from the store so I am so sorry I cannot recommend a brand. It's pretty easy to make so I would try getting in some avocados if I were you. Good luck my friend.

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      Alastar Packer 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      Very scrumptious looking recipe here Carolee. Have been trying to eat more guacamole with sweet potato crackers and but none of it has the special ingredients yours does. Only prob is all i can find of guacamole here is from Mexico and i'm leery of anything from there because of lax health standards. Any suggestions? Up n useful my friend.

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      Carolee Samuda 

      6 years ago from Jamaica

      Hi Chrissie, thanks...lol....I have lot of avocados now, wish I could send you some.

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      chrissieklinger 

      6 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Yum! That first photo made my mouth water...I LOVE guacamole!!! I can't wait to try your recipe.

    • Cardisa profile imageAUTHOR

      Carolee Samuda 

      6 years ago from Jamaica

      Hi Susan, I assure you that the garlic flavor is very strong indeed, but you can adjust to your own taste.

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      Susan Zutautas 

      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I love guacamole and I love spicy. Can I add extra garlic ? :) Will try your recipe soon.

    • Cardisa profile imageAUTHOR

      Carolee Samuda 

      6 years ago from Jamaica

      Hi Moonlake, thanks. Your daughter is my new best friend...lol

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      moonlake 

      6 years ago from America

      Save the Spicy Avocado Dip for my daughter. She loves guacamole. Voted uP!

    • Cardisa profile imageAUTHOR

      Carolee Samuda 

      6 years ago from Jamaica

      Hi Gypsy, I hope you like it as much as I do. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend.

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      Gypsy48 

      6 years ago

      I love avocados and spicy food, this recipe sounds delicious. Can't wait to try it:)

    • Cardisa profile imageAUTHOR

      Carolee Samuda 

      6 years ago from Jamaica

      Hi Nell, it's avocado season here so am experimenting with avocados a lot. I love it...lol

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      Nell Rose 

      6 years ago from England

      I haven't had guacamole for years! why not? lol! this is great Cardisa, and you reminded me again of how much I like it, I will give your ideas a go, thanks! voted up! nell

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      Carolee Samuda 

      6 years ago from Jamaica

      Hello there Green Lotus, that fried pork rinds would taste great. I forgot to mention the bacon bits for the recipe..lol

      Thanks for stopping by.

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      Hillary 

      6 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      I love avocados but rarely take time to make guacamole. This looks so simple..it's a must try. Thanks!

      Hey SimeyC! Try fried pork rinds instead of chips for a crisp zero carb chip.

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      Carolee Samuda 

      6 years ago from Jamaica

      Thanks Vellur, it was sure tasty when I had the whole bowl..lol. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      6 years ago from Dubai

      Great recipe, the spice and lemon will add the zing and the garlic all the more tasty. Tasty and yummy. Voted up.

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      Carolee Samuda 

      6 years ago from Jamaica

      Thanks Om. Mangoes are great with it, eats like a salsa..lol

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      Om Paramapoonya 

      6 years ago

      Lovely! I like your guacamole recipe as well as the variation suggestions. I think I might try adding mango to it. Rated wayyyyyy up :)

    • Cardisa profile imageAUTHOR

      Carolee Samuda 

      6 years ago from Jamaica

      Thanks SimeyC, I ate the bowl all by myself, felt guilty afterwards..lol. My fiancé loves avocado but not guacamole, I asked him if he was crazy...hehehe

      I think I have an idea for a chip somewhere. See if I can find it.

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      Simon Cook 

      6 years ago from NJ, USA

      Ooooh 5g of Carbs - I can eat it on my low carb diet. Now if only you could do a recipe for low carb chips to dip into this! This recipe looks great - I love Avocado and especially love Guacomole!!! Great hub!

    • Cardisa profile imageAUTHOR

      Carolee Samuda 

      6 years ago from Jamaica

      lol....that's funny Carol.....growing something you hate...

      Thanks for stopping by and giving that bit of info.

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      carol stanley 

      6 years ago from Arizona

      Avocados are so yummy and healthful. Always looking for new ways to use them. Great recipe. A little known fact Tom Selig has an avocado farm and hates avocados.

    • Cardisa profile imageAUTHOR

      Carolee Samuda 

      6 years ago from Jamaica

      Hi Mhatter, I hope you enjoy this one..lol

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      Carolee Samuda 

      6 years ago from Jamaica

      Hi Teaches. I each avocado with my meals every day...lol It's avocado season here and we always have lots. My finace likes his with salt, I like mine plain. This guacamole is my favorite.

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      Martin Kloess 

      6 years ago from San Francisco

      One day I'll get tired of guacamole. But not today. Thank you for this

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      Dianna Mendez 

      6 years ago

      I love avocado and eat it about once a week just plain with a little salt, pepper and parmesan cheese. Having it with salted cod sounds interesting as I love this tastes too. I am going to try it soon. You have shared lots of great information on the benefits of this wonderful food.

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