Todd's Spicy Guacamole

Today I'm sharing my boyfriend's signature guacamole! It's his favorite dish to make for parties and potlucks. His secret ingredient (missing from the photo below) is the serrano pepper which adds both flavor and heat.


NOTE: The BF likes all things spicy. REALLY spicy. So if you like spicy too, give this recipe a try. If you can't handle spicy (like me), then omit the serrano pepper altogether for a non-spicy version or just use a smaller amount. Don't worry, it will still taste delicious!


Todd's Spicy Guacamole

"Serves 1-2 people who really like guac" (Todd's serving size :) I think it's more like 4-6 people!)


  • 2-3 large, ripe avocados (should be slightly smushy when you press on the skin)
  • 1 large red onion (medium is okay, there is always extra)
  • 1 large tomato (or two medium vine ripe tomatoes)
  • 1-2 limes (not key limes, they taste too sweet)
  • 2-3 serrano peppers (habañeros work too, but serranos have heat and flavor)
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)


  1. Cut avocados in half, remove and discard the pit, and scoop the avocados into a large bowl
  2. Using a fork, mash the avocados slightly
  3. Cut tomatoes in half and scoop the seeds and liquid out into the sink
  4. Dice tomatoes and add them to the avocados (saving 1/4 to balance for flavor at the end)
  5. Mix avocados and tomatoes slightly
  6. Dice 1/2 to 3/4 of the onion
  7. Add onion to the avocado/tomato mixture (saving 1/4 to balance flavors at the end)
  8. Dice serrano peppers and add to the avocado/tomato/onion mixture (saving 1/4 to balance flavors at the end)
  9. Cut limes in half and squeeze juice into mixture, 1/2 a lime at a time
  10. Add salt and pepper to taste (usually 1 tsp of salt minimum)
  11. Mix guacamole to desired consistency with a fork, adding the reserve tomatoes, onions, peppers, and lime to match individual preferences
  12. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes or longer, allowing the flavors to mix.
  13. Serve and enjoy!


  • Serve with veggies (carrots, celery, peppers, jicama)
  • Serve with tortilla chips or crackers
  • Use as a spread for your sandwich or wrap