by Olena

Salsa Guacamole

Olena's image
Olena Osipov
5 from 9 votes

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

At any Mexican/Tex-Mex 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 – 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.

Serve it up alongside other salsas, dips, and side dishes like this Mexican street corn salad, mango salsa, peach salsa, mango black bean salad, 7-layer dip, taco dip, or shrimp ceviche!

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.

How To Serve Salsa Guacamole

Along with the options I’ve already mentioned towards the top of this blog post, there are tons of other ways to enjoy this guacamole, including:

More Healthy Dip Recipes

salsa guacamole on a tray with tortilla chips

Salsa Guacamole

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 9 votes
Print Save Rate
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 169kcal
Author: Olena Osipov

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

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).

    Notes

    • 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.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 169kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 252mg | Potassium: 562mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 331IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg
    Join today and start saving your favorite recipes

    Recipes and images are a copyright of ifoodreal.com. It is against the law to republish recipes anywhere including social media, print and all world wide web. Nutritional info is provided for informational purposes only and to the best knowledge.

    Did you try this recipe?

    Follow @ifoodreal on Instagram, snap a photo, and tag it #ifoodreal. Show me what you are making!

    olena osipov in the studio

    Hello and welcome to iFOODreal.

    My name is Olena Osipov. I'm a mom to 2 boys, a wife to Alex and we reside on magical Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. This is our healthy family recipes blog. Originally from Ukraine, I grew up on real food. As an adult, I struggled with diets for years because none worked long-term. Now for over 10 years, I cook easy healthy meals for my family. I can help you with “What’s for dinner?” too.

    13 comments on “Salsa Guacamole

    Our “happiness” software automatically deletes any comments of racial, politicial, religious or any offensive nature without publishing, so we can keep on happily cooking delicious recipes for you. For substitutions please refer to extensive recipe post and recipe card notes. If you don't see an answer, you are welcome to try your version and let us know how it went as recipes are posted only as tested. Comments may take up to 24-48 hours to reply. Please see our full comment policy.:).

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    Recipe Rating




    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

    1. 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.

    2. 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.
      Mike

    3. 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.

    4. 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!:)

    The information on this website is for educational purposes only. It has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure any disease. You assume full responsibility and liability for your own actions.

    This page may contain affiliate links. ifoodreal.com is a participant of Amazon Services LLC Associates Program. If you make a purchase, we will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. It helps keep iFOODreal recipes free. Thanks for your support!