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Salsa Guacamole

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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:

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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
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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
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    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.

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