by Olena

Salsa Guacamole

by Olena

5 from 5 reviews

5 Minute Salsa Guacamole with avocado, jarred salsa, garlic and cilantro. So easy and a new tasty twist on traditional guacamole.

Guacamole salsa served on a platter with tortilla chips

Salsa Guacamole is one of the easiest and healthiest appetizers you could possibly make. I absolutely love plain simple guacamole. However, sometimes you just want something new.

A few years ago, my husband, Alex, added a scoop of jarred salsa to my guacamole and we all went nuts for it. Even kids didn’t find it spicy.

And this is what I’m presenting here to you – avocado + salsa = avocado salsa dip. Serve with chips and/or veggies for your next game day, enjoy on a hot summer day, or even skip dinner one night.

Why not?! Healthy fats, complex carbs, you got it! Let’s make guacamole salsa recipe.

salsa guacamole ingredients in a bowl with spoon

Avocado Salsa Ingredients

  • Avocado: make sure to use ripe avocado that is soft to the touch but gives in when pressed. My favorite are extra large Haas avocado from Costco but you can use any.
  • Salsa and chips: I also love Que Pasa salsa and chips (Kirkland brand is the same) because they are lower in sodium, organic is a bonus and quite affordable.
  • Cilantro, garlic and lime: Please know these ingredients taste amazing in any Mexican dish. But even if you mix mashed avocado with salsa, it will be delish! Make salsa guac with what you have on hand.

Avocado, jarred salsa, garlic, lime, chips and cilantro

How to Make Guacamole Salsa Recipe

  • Mash avocados with a fork or potato masher but not too much. I personally love chunks to bite into.
  • Add salsa, cilantro, garlic, salt and pepper. Trust me re: garlic. It was meant for Ukrainian cooking… and guacamole. 🙂
  • And stir. That’s it! How easy?!

how to make guacamole salsa step by step

How to Make Ahead and Store

Make ahead: The beauty of salsa guacamole is that once combined with salsa colour is already brown-red. Agree, not the best. So, naturally you can make this guacamole recipe ahead for up to 2 days.

I still recommend to prevent it from extra browning. Place a piece of plastic wrap on top of guac, push gently so it is touching it and refrigerate inside sealed container. This will prevent avocado from oxidizing.

Store: Same recommendation above goes for storing guacamole leftovers. Another trick I use often (more environmentally friendly too) is to pour cold water on top. Just drain before serving and stir.

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salsa guacamole on a tray with tortilla chips


Salsa Guacamole

5 from 5 reviews

5 Minute Salsa Guacamole with avocado, jarred salsa, garlic and cilantro. So easy and a new tasty twist on traditional guacamole.

  • Author: Olena of
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: Mexican


  • 4 very large (2 lbs) avocados
  • 3/4 cup salsa
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • 1/2 lime, juice of
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Ground black pepper, to taste


  1. In a medium bowl, mash avocados with a fork or potato masher, leaving some chunks in.
  2. Add salsa, cilantro, garlic, lime juice, salt and pepper.
  3. Stir and serve with chips and/or vegetables.

Store: This salsa will be gone in no time but in case, you can refrigerate it in an airtight container for 1-2 days (its colour won’t change much thanks to salsa).


  • Use what you have on hand. Even 2 ingredients: salsa + avocado = delish guac.
  • To extend guacamole shelf life, place a piece of plastic wrap on top and push gently so it touches the guac. Then refrigerate in a sealed container. Less air – less browning.
  • Use mild, medium or hot salsa – personal preference.

 Did you make this recipe? Please give it a star rating in the comments.

olena osipov in the studio

Hello and welcome to iFOODreal.

My name is Olena Osipov. I'm a mom to 2 boys and a wife to Alex. And this is our healthy family recipes blog. I grew up in Ukraine on real food. As an adult, I tried many diets without results. Now for over 10 years, I cook quick and easy healthy meals for my family. I can help you with “What’s for dinner?” too.

What You Will Find Here

Healthy family recipes with simple ingredients. Many are inspired by my Ukrainian heritage. I share mostly dinner recipes because it just never ends... I’m obsessed with healthy freezer meals. And more than in love with my Instant Pot.

A Little More About Me

Originally from Ukraine, I now reside on magic Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada with my family. I started this blog in 2012 when I ended up at home with 2 small kids unemployed and a wee bit chubby.

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  1. Easy! Easy! Easy! I used picante. That is what I had on hand. A little garlic powder because I did have fresh. I use organic cayenne on most food that I eat. I am sure you know it has medicinal properties. I added a small amount, have to think of others! This is delicious and just like you said easy. Thank you.

  2. I call this salsamole. I’ve been making it this way for 40 years. But I make my salsa from scratch. It’s very addictive. 😁

  3. Made the first simple guac. Delish! The wife loved it. Got a kick out of your personal revelation about kids and chubby and stuck at home. Your being from Ukraine reminded me of a young lady I used to work with about 10 years ago. She was also from Ukraine and if I would mention in conversation that she was from Russia, she would always correct me, “UKRAINE!” I didn’t realize the reason for her insistence regarding the difference at the time but now I do, with Ukraine being in the headlines.

    1. Well, it’s true. I know people don’t talk like that anymore but I like to say things the way they really are haha.
      I don’t watch the news to maintain the happy status. It’s been 20 years since I moved, I have no idea and frankly don’t have any interest in Ukrainian Russian or even Canada and US politics haha.
      Some people are very particular about this Q, I am not. I understand it’s “all the same” – Eastern Europe accent and countries. People are people. Have a great week!:)

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