Easy Guacamole Recipe with Salsa
Find out how to make the easiest homemade guacamole ever in under 5 minutes with just 3 ingredients! This post is sponsored by Casabella and GUAC-LOCK® but all opinions are my own.
With Cinco de Mayo coming up, I’ve got Mexican food on my mind! I’ve shared plenty of Mexican recipes here in the past, but if there’s one classic Mexican recipe that’s a must at any fiesta, it’s guacamole. Guacamole is one of the first recipes I learned to make as a young teenager. Growing up in California where many of us have avocado trees in our backyards, guacamole has been a staple.
I’ve always made guacamole from scratch with chopped onion or shallot, garlic, jalapeno, lime, and avocados. Homemade guacamole is always best, but over the years I’ve discovered a shortcut. You could call it a semi-homemade guacamole. When you’re in a hurry, or just don’t feel like chopping onions and garlic, this easy guacamole recipe is the way to go!
I realized that the ingredients I was adding to my go-to guacamole were basically the same as the ingredients in salsa! “Can I make guacamole with salsa?” I thought to myself. Yes! Why not skip the chopping and teary onion eyes and add some salsa straight to the smashed avocados. This has to be the easiest guacamole of all time. Grab a few avocados that give a little when pressed but aren’t too soft. Overly soft avocados often have brown spots inside.
I like a chunky salsa or pico-de-gallo here as it mimics guacamole made with diced tomatoes. If you’ve made my easy homemade salsa recipe for your fiesta you can use that. Adjust the heat to your taste by choosing mild, medium, or spicy salsa. Remember that the guacamole won’t be as spicy as the salsa is when eaten straight as it’s mixed with avocado.
Though adding salsa to avocados to make guacamole is quick and easy, I find the finished guacamole does need a bit of extra seasoning. A pinch of salt and a squeeze of lime should do it.
Casabella sent me the coolest guacamole saver, the GUAC-LOCK®! Though I adore guacamole and make it practically weekly for our taco nights and snacking, there has always been one problem with it. Guacamole turns brown so darn quickly. I hate to waste food, but leftover guacamole just hasn’t worked well for me in the past. The Guac-Lock squeezes out as much air as possible and stores guacamole in a way that prevents browning and keeps it fresh. I love that I can make guacamole ahead of time now. The Guac-Lock is BPA free, which I also appreciate.
The Guac-Lock I received came with a handy serving tray for chips or whatever you choose to serve your guac with. I actually used it one night for an easy family taco night and filled with spaces with tortillas, beans, rice, and shredded lettuce.
The next time you’re reaching for the store-bought guacamole, I hope you’ll try this easy homemade method instead.
Other Mexican recipes you need to know:
- How to Make Fresh Tomato Salsa
- How to Make Guacamole (with 4 variations!)
- How to Make Baked Taquitos
- Mexican Lentil Soup
- Make-Ahead Bean and Rice Burritos
- Slow Cooker Black Beans
- Vegetarian Mexican Rice
- Skinny Blood Orange Margarita
Watch the short video to see how easy this salsa guacamole is to make and how to use the GUAC-LOCK.
- 3 large avocados
- 1 lime, juiced
- 1/2 cup favorite fresh chunky store bought or homemade salsa
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- Carefully cut avocados in half and discard the pits. Transfer the avocado flesh to a medium bowl. Mash with the back of a fork to desired chunkiness. Stir in lime juice and salsa, scooping up the salsa so that excess liquid stays in the salsa container. Season to taste with sea salt. Serve with more salsa on top and garnish with a sprig of fresh cilantro and sliced jalapeno, if desired.
What type of salsa to use: I like a chunky, fresh salsa like pico de gallo for this recipe. Try to leave as much of the juices in the container as possible. If you like spicy guacamole choose spicy salsa. I use mild so that it's kid-friendly. Nutrition information is approximate and may vary greatly depending on the size of avocados and brand of salsa used. If your health depends on nutrition information please calculate again using your favorite nutrition calculator.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 96Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 301mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 4gSugar: 2gProtein: 2g