Guacamole Salsa (Guacasalsa)

Guacamole Salsa, also known as Guacasalsa, is one of the easiest recipes to make because it requires absolutely no cooking! The fresh blend of green ingredients blended with avocado create a creamy, dreamy salsa that’s perfect on just about anything!

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I learned this recipe from my cousin, Rodrigo, who often visits from Mexico City. When he made it for the first time, I can remember how all of my family raved – and we come from a long line of excellent salsa makers! The best part is that it requires no roasting, toasting, or boiling like with other salsas. Just throw everything into a blender and voilà.

One of my favorite appetizers to prepare is salsa. With so many different chile varieties and methods of preparation, it’s safe to say that no two salsas are alike. This green salsa is unlike any other that I have tasted in that it incorporates raw tomatillos. When I made it for a cooking demonstration one year, everyone loved it! We served it with our chicken tinga tostadas. ¡Qué rico!

WHAT IS GUACASALSA?

Guacamole salsa is the perfect blend of fresh salsa verde ingredients, combined with the creaminess of an avocado, creating a vibrant and velvety salsa that’s perfect for dipping homemade tortilla chips and veggies and and topping just about anything.  

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WHY I LOVE THIS RECIPE

SUPER easy to make: just wash and roughly chop the ingredients, blend, and enjoy!

Fresh and healthy ingredients: Avocados are rich in healthy fats and nutrients, making guacamole salsa not only delicious but also nutritious. It’s a guilt-free indulgence.

Crowd-pleaser: Whether you’re hosting a party, a casual gathering, or just snacking at home, guacamole salsa is a crowd-pleaser that’s sure to impress your guests.

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INGREDIENTS

authentic mexican salsa verde
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Onion: white or green onions work well
  • Garlic
  • Serrano peppers: use jalapeños if you want a milder salsa
  • Tomatillos
  • Avocado
  • Salt or powdered chicken bouillon: My salt of choice when cooking is always Diamond Crystal Kosher Salt, which is less salty than other kosher or sea salts, so be sure to adjust as you cook if using a different salt.
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TOOLS, SUPPLIES, AND EQUIPMENT

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE

Step 1

Blend ingredients: Blend cilantro, onion, garlic, chilies, tomatillos, salt or chicken bullion, and olive oil on medium-high setting for 60 seconds until well blended. 

Step 2

Add avocado: Add avocado and blend 30 more seconds or until creamy.

Step 3

Taste: Taste and adjust salt, then transfer to serving bowl, cover and chill.

Step 4


Enjoy: When ready to serve, dice 1 avocado and mix with salsa, and serve with fresh tortilla chips.

HOW TO STORE

Store in an airtight container or jar in the refrigerator for up to one week.

How is guacasalsa different from regular salsa or guacamole?

Guacasalsa combines elements from both salsa and guacamole. It has the creaminess of guacamole along with spicy flavors of salsa, creating a unique blend of taste and texture.

What can I use guacasalsa for?

Guacasalsa can be used as a dip for tortilla chips, vegetable sticks, or crackers. It can also be used as a topping for tacos, burritos, quesadillas, grilled meats, or salads. It’s also great as a spread for sandwiches or burgers to add a burst of flavor.

Can I make guacasalsa in advance?

Yes, you can make this guacamole salsa a day in advance, but it’s best enjoyed fresh!

WHAT PAIRS WELL WITH FRESH AVOCADO SALSA?

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Fresh Guacamole Salsa

by Lola Dweck
Guacamole Salsa, also known as Guacasalsa, is one of the easiest recipes to make because it requires absolutely no cooking! The fresh blend of green ingredients blended with avocado create a creamy, dreamy salsa that’s perfect on just about anything!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 8
Calories 119 kcal

Equipment

  • Knife and cutting board
  • Blender
  • Pot
  • Salsa bowl or glass jar with lid
  • Salsa spoons

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 bunch cilantro
  • 1/2 white onion (or one bunch of green onions)
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 3 serrano peppers (1-2 more for additional spice)
  • 1 pound tomatillos (about 10 medium tomatillos)
  • 2 avocados (one for blending, one for topping)
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt (or powdered chicken bullion)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Instructions
 

  • Prepare ingredients: rinse, peel, and roughly chop ingredients.
  • Blend: process cilantro, onion, garlic, chilies, tomatillos, salt, and olive oil on medium-high setting for 60 seconds until well blended.
  • Add avocado: Add avocado and blend 30 more seconds or until creamy.
  • Taste: Taste and adjust salt if necessary, then transfer to serving bowl, cover and chill.
  • Enjoy: When ready to serve, dice 1 avocado and mix with salsa, and serve with fresh tortilla chips.

A Note from Lola

This recipe is best served fresh and should be consumed within three days for optimal freshness.

Nutrition

Serving: 8gCalories: 119kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 2gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gSodium: 877mgPotassium: 416mgFiber: 5gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 159IUVitamin C: 13mgCalcium: 14mgIron: 1mg
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Lola Wiarco Dweck

Lola is a Mexican-American recipe developer, writer, and cooking instructor who loves sharing her culture with the world. Growing up in California and spending summers in Mexico, Lola celebrates her family’s Mexican recipes and vibrant culture through Lola’s Cocina.

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8 Comments

    1. Thank you! Sometimes I underestimate how good certain salsas are until I see other people’s reaction when they taste them. This is one that people always love. I’m so glad my cousin Rodrigo showed me how to make it!

  1. 5 stars
    This is our go-to salsa for almost everything! We use it on beer battered fish tacos, tacos al pastor, carne asada tacos and my personal fave, chicken taquitos.

    This is such a quick, easy, flavorful salsa.

  2. 5 stars
    I would give this recipe all the stars, it is amazing. This is actually the first recipe I made from Lola’s site, and it is a family, friends, and neighborhood favorite. Everyone knows all they have to do is ask, and I will make a batch. It is so easy, makes a good amount, enough to enjoy, and some to share. Thank you Lola for sharing this gem!