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

At any Mexican themed evening I love to serve up creamy guacamole and a fresh salsa like pico de gallo. So why not combine the flavors of two of my favorite things?!

Guacamole salsa served on a platter with tortilla chips.

Salsa guacamole is one of the easiest and healthiest appetizers you could possibly make. A few years ago, my husband, Alex, added a scoop of jarred salsa to my guacamole and we all went nuts for it. Even the kids didn’t find it too spicy and you can easily adjust the heat level based on the salsa you use.

And this is what I’m presenting here to you. Serve with chips and 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, mashed avocado, cilantro, garlic, salt and pepper in a bowl with a spoon.

Ingredients for Salsa Guacamole

To make this salsa guacamole recipe you will need just a handful simple 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 but you can use any.
  • Salsa and chips: I also love Que Pasa salsa and chips 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 Salsa Guacamole

Here is a quick overview how to make salsa guacamole. There is full recipe card below.

  • 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 on garlic. It was meant for Ukrainian cooking and guacamole.
  • And stir. That’s it! Your salsa guacamole is ready.
Step by step process how to make salsa guacamole.

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 guacamole, 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 is to pour cold water on top. Just drain before serving and stir.

How To Serve Salsa Guacamole

There are tons of other ways to enjoy this salsa guacamole including:

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Salsa guacamole on a tray with tortilla chips.
Salsa guacamole in blue bowl on a platter with tortilla chips.

Salsa Guacamole

5 Minute Salsa Guacamole with avocado, jarred salsa, garlic and cilantro. So easy and a new tasty twist on traditional guacamole.
5 from 11 votes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 169
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes



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


  • 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.
  • 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).


Calories: 169kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 252mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 2g
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Author: Olena Osipov
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Welcome! I grew up in Ukraine watching my grandma cook with simple ingredients. I have spent the last 11 years making it my mission to help you cook quick and easy meals for your family!

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  1. 5 stars
    Delish! I made it in layers by putting the avacado and everything but salsa together. Then I put the salsa on top of the guacamole and shredded cheese on top of that. We loved it!

  2. 5 stars
    I tried your salsa guacamole and it was amazingly delightful. Will try using my processor instead of a potato masher to smooth out the guacamole Then add salsa, lime juice, garlic, salt, pepper. Although, I personally enjoy chunky guacamole.

  3. 5 stars
    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.

  4. 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.

  5. 5 stars
    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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