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22 May 2019

This creamy spicy guacamole recipe brings in the heat with diced habanero peppers for a guacamole like no other, the perfect party appetizer. PLUS, I’ll show you how to make it as spicy as you want it.

Guacamole time! There is something awesome about a great guacamole recipe. Easy homemade guacamole only needs a few ingredients.

You can add ingredients from there, to your preference, experimenting, making it your own, though it is hard to beat the classic guacamole.

Or maybe you can!

Much depends on your mood. If you’re in the mood for a little heat with your guacamole, then it is time to bring in the awesome habanero pepper.

Spicy guacamole with habanero peppers in a bowl

Habanero Peppers – the Key to Spicy Guacamole

The habanero pepper isn’t very hard to find nowadays. With killer peppers like the ghost pepper, Moruga, Scorpion, and the Reaper around, the habanero looks pretty tame by comparison and its reputation for heat has taken a hit.

People aren’t so afraid of them so the local markets are carrying them more and more. Rightly so! Habanero peppers deserve no fear, but beware. They do deserve our respect when it comes to heat.

Habanero Peppers

Averaging around 300,000 Scoville Heat Units, these babies absolutely bring the bite, and you’ll love them for it. Such a pleasant level of heat if you ask me.

If the heat is too intense for you, just remove the innards of the habanero peppers before incorporating them into the dish.

Most of the heat is in the inner membrane, so that will tamp things down a bit for you. You’ll still get that fruity flavor that makes a habanero a habanero.

Learn more about the habanero pepper here.

Guacamole is one of those uber party dishes, but it’s also super quick to make so if a party randomly breaks out at your house, you’ll have something popular to serve.

It is also a KEY ingredient in my Late Night Nachos, which gained QUITE the popularity around here. Patty keeps telling me that I need to get that recipe posted, and I hope to do that soon.

Spicy guacamole with habanero peppers in a bowl, with a chip, waiting for you

Let’s run through how to make it.

Spicy Habanero Guacamole Recipe Steps

First, gather up your ingredients, including:

  • 2 large avocado peeled and pitted
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 3-4 tablespoons chopped cilantro or more to taste
  • 1-2 habanero peppers chopped (and seeded, if desired, to reduce the heat)
  • Salt to taste

To make the spicy guacamole, Add all ingredients, but only about half of the lime juice, to a mixing bowl and mix well to the creaminess you desire.

You can mash the avocados together with the other ingredients with a large fork or a potato masher. I like to use a molcajete for truly authentic guacamole.

Once it is all mashed together and nice and creamy, or chunky, to your preference, give it a taste. Adjust for lime and salt to your personal preference. Some people like a bit of salt and pepper. Black pepper can add to the overall spice value.

Serve! That’s it, my friends!

Looking for an even SPICIER spicy guacamole recipe? Try hotter peppers, like ghost peppers, 7 Pot peppers, scorpion peppers, or the crazy wildly hot Carolina Reaper. Yes!

Notes on Making Awesome Guacamole

The KEY to making perfect easy guacamole is in choosing the proper avocados. They must be nice and ripe. If your avocados are too hard, they won’t break down enough to get nice and creamy.

Choose avocados that have softened up nicely, but not TOO soft that they have started to rot.

After that, be sure to adjust the other ingredients to your personal preference. Want more cilantro? Toss some in. Less lime juice? Go for it.

Just be careful with the salt. You can always add more in, but you can’t take it out once it’s been added.

How to Serve Guacamole

I like to simply scoop it into a bowl and serve it with warmed tortilla chips. However, sometimes it is fun to serve your creamy guacamole into the hollowed out avocado shell for presentation purposes.

Also, you don’t have to serve it with chips. While that is certainly great, I also like to spoon perfect guacamole onto tacos and burritos, or over burgers and other sandwiches. It’s so delicious! Such a great guac recipe.

Patty’s Perspective

Whenever we go to a particular local Mexican restaurant that makes fresh guacamole at our table, I say the hotter the better. They bring jalapenos and habaneros on their cart along with the other ingredients and make it right there. My heat tolerance has gone up over the years. Gee, I wonder why! So once we had habanero peppers popping up in the garden, I knew exactly what I wanted. Fresh habanero guacamole!

Homemade Habanero Guacamole

Check Out Some My Other Popular Guacamole and Salsa Recipes

Spicy guacamole with habanero peppers in a bowl, ready to serve

Got any questions? Ask away! I’m happy to help. If you enjoy this recipe, I hope you’ll leave a comment with some STARS.Also, please share it on social media. Don’t forget to tag us at #ChiliPepperMadness. I’ll be sure to share! Thanks! — Mike H.

5 from 1 vote
Spicy Guacamole Recipe with Habanero Peppers
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
1 min
Total Time
5 mins
 

This creamy guacamole recipe brings in the heat with diced habanero peppers for a guacamole like no other, the perfect party appetizer.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: avocado, guacamole, habanero
Servings: 6
Calories: 107 kcal
Author: Mike Hultquist
Ingredients
  • 2 large avocado peeled and pitted
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 3-4 tablespoons chopped cilantro or more to taste
  • 1-2 habanero peppers chopped (and seeded, if desired, to reduce the heat)
  • Salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients, but only about half of the lime juice, to a mixing bowl and mix well to the creaminess you desire.
  2. Taste. Adjust for lime and salt to your personal preference.
  3. Serve!
Recipe Notes

Heat Factor: Hot

Nutrition Facts
Spicy Guacamole Recipe with Habanero Peppers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 107 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 4mg0%
Potassium 324mg9%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 4g16%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 125IU3%
Vitamin C 9.1mg11%
Calcium 8mg1%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This post was updated on 5/22/19 to include new photos. It was originally published on 8/12/15.

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2 comments


  1. Made a version of this last night. Delish! Keeping the ingredients simple is the best method.

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