The BEST Spicy Guacamole

This guacamole is creamy and chunky, spicy and flavorful.  Made with a couple unique spices to give it a fun flair and extra kick, it will stand out at any party!

spicy gucamole

You know it actually took me a while to come around to avocados. With how popular they are that sounds crazy right?  But first of all it took me a long time to overcome my fear of fats after dealing with disordered eating, plus I think I thought the texture was kind of weird.  BUT now I see how silly that is because first of all they are SO nutritious.  Not only do they provide healthy fats, they deliver over half of the recommended daily fiber intake too! 

If you want some fun recipes that take advantage of all the health benefits and the creaminess that avocados provide, be sure to check out my avocado pillow cookies and my triple chocolate avocado zucchini bread for desserts.  Yum.  But for now, we are on the appetizer/party food/guac train.

Guac seems like it should be so easy. And it is easy to make! But getting the flavors exactly right, that is another thing.  I like my quac chunky, spicy, and flavorful.  So if that sounds good to you, keep on reading!  If you like your guac boring and flavorless, you may need to find another recipe.

spicy guacamole

Let’s Make Some Spicy Guacamole!

Alright like I said, once you know your ingredients this is pretty simple, but here are my tips to ensure ultimate guac success:

Make it chunky – Combine all of your ingredients before adding the tomatoes so that you don’t mush them, because a smashed tomato makes for a soggy sad guac.  Also don’t cut your tomato chunks too small and don’t forget to de-seed them.  And don’t mash forever.  We are going for chunky not mushy!

Proportions – you will see below that I have ranges for a lot of my ingredients.  That is intentional.  It will depend on how tomato-y, how spicy, and how flavorful you want your guac to be.  My recommendation is to start with the low end on everything and add as you see fit.

Spices – I LOVE the addition of cayenne and Chile Lime seasoning into my guac.  I like a good kick and together they just really add a great flavor.  Don’t have a Trader Joe’s near you?  Luckily you can find it on Amazon too!

Lime juice – I have made guac without it before, trust me, it is much better with so don’t leave that out.  Best fresh squeezed, but bottled will do! (just don’t get one from concentrate)

Onion – I also like adding diced red onion just to add some crunch and a little extra flavor! Pro tip a friend taught me – microwave it for 30 seconds before dicing and no tears! (let me know if you try that!)

Anything I missed?  I’d love to hear your thoughts on what makes the best guac!

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spicy guacamole

The BEST Spicy Guacamole

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  • Author: Megan
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: about 2.5 cups 1x


Gluten Free, Vegan

This guacamole is creamy and chunky, spicy and flavorful.  Made with a couple unique spices to give it a fun flair and extra kick, it will stand out at any party!


  • 4 avocados
  • 12 tomato, seeded
  • 1/41/2 red onion, diced
  • 23 tsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/41/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/81/4 tsp cayenne to taste
  • Trader Joe’s chile lime seasoning to taste


  1. Cut avocado, dice onion, and add to bowl and combine with spices until you get your desired texture.
  2. Dice tomato, add to bowl and stir.
  3. Add more seasonings to taste.


Start with the lower limits of the ingredients and add as you see fit

Can add/leave out any spices that you want

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: Mexican


  • Serving Size: 2 tbsp

If you try this recipe, please leave a comment below letting me know your thoughts!  If you remake on Instagram don’t forget to tag me at @donutworry_behealthy so I can see your creation and send you some love!


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