Avocado Serrano Guacamole Dip

Naomi Cook
by Naomi Cook
4 servings
5 min

This fresh made Avocado Serrano Guacamole Dip is loaded with red onion, cilantro and zippy serrano peppers for that extra spiciness. It’s a big time crowd pleaser! And, it is a great appetizer or quick snack option as well.

Nine avocado halves, facing flesh side up, laying on a board.

Recipe Features:

  • Spicy guacamole with great flavor
  • Gluten, grain and dairy free
  • Loaded with all fresh ingredients
  • Perfect for a family of four, or you can make it in large batches for a party

Did you know that avocado is a superfood? They are incredibly nutrient dense, and include fiber, folate, healthy fats, magnesium, potassium, vitamin B6, vitamin C and vitamin E. And, not only do they do great things for our health, but they are very creamy and mellow in flavor, so easily compliment an array of dishes.

Avocado Serrano Guacamole in a mortar surrounded by fresh cilantro, lime wedges and a mini cutting board topped with tortilla chips.

Ingredient Notes For This Avocado Serrano Guacamole Dip:

  • Avocado – Removing the pit from the avocado can be tricky. I, along with others that I know, have come close to loosing a finger or hand by cutting an avocado with a knife. The smartest and safest way to do this is by using a special avocado tool. This tool splits, pits, slices and scoops all in one. It is the best! (The tool is shown in the recipe card).
  • Pepper – If you like your guacamole spicy, leave the rib and seeds in. If you want it less hot, cut the rib and seeds out. (This recipe calls for serrano peppers. However, if you can’t find them then jalapeños can also work as a substitute).
  • Onion – The recipe calls for a small one. However, if using a large one, cut about 1/3 off and use what you want from that. Add more or less to taste.
  • Cilantro – In my opinion, the more the better here! There isn’t a specific measurement. So just add what you like.

How To Serve The Serrano Guacamole Dip:

  • For more eye appeal, you can add a bit more red onion and serrano pepper for presentation. Then top with a lime slice and cilantro sprig. And when ready, serve alongside with your favorite chips.
  • Serve in a mortar to make it extra fun!

Helpful Tips:

  • Be sure to have extra ingredients on hand, because everyone is going to want more in the coming days, if not right away. Ha!
  • Make it into a meal. You can even load up a crunchy tostada shell with lettuce and this guacamole for a healthy, meatless meal. (I’ve tried it, and it’s a goodie)!
Avocado Serrano Guacamole in a mortar and topped with diced red onion, diced serrano pepper, a lime slice, and a tortilla chip.

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Avocado Serrano Guacamole Dip
Recipe details
  • 4  servings
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 00 Minutes Total time: 5 min
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  • 8 Ripe Hass Avocados, pitted and scooped
  • 2 Serrano Peppers, diced (rib in)
  • 1 small Red Onion, finely diced
  • 1 bunch Fresh Cilantro, to taste
  • 1 Lime, freshly squeezed juice
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper, to taste
  • Garlic Salt, to taste

Mash: To a large bowl, add the avocados, peppers and onion. Mash the avocados as you stir all the ingredients together. 
Stir: Once the mixture is to your desired consistency, add all other ingredients and stir until just combined.
How to serve: Transfer to a mortar or a different glass bowl. Enjoy on anything and everything! 
Chip recommendation: Siete Grain Free Tortilla Chips
  • If possible, use all organic ingredients. 
  • Serrano Pepper: If you like your guacamole spicy, leave the rib and seeds in. If you want it less hot, cut the rib and seeds out.
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