Spicy Green Chile Guacamole

I backed up the truck on some Hatch chiles this year. I ended up roasting almost all of them. They’re a really wonderful thing, and I’ve found myself using them in a lot of dishes. If I had more room I’d probably get two cases next year. One of my favorite things to make that uses roasted Hatch chiles is this spicy green chile guacamole.

The addition of chiles (and tomatillos) to guacamole really makes for something different. Tastier. A little thicker. And just slightly spicy. I’m not always a big fan of tomatillos, but I found that this guacamole called for just the right amount of them. I’ll be making this again and again.
Spicy Green Chile GuacamoleI also found that this spicy green chile guacamole lasts longer than my usual guacamole recipe. I mean, lasts longer in the fridge. On the off chance that there’s leftovers, that is. It won’t last long once you serve it.

Also try my powdered gaucamole mix. It’s easy to make, using ingredients you already have in your pantry.

Spicy Green Chile Guacamole

If you don't have roasted chiles and tomatillos on hand, just toss fresh chiles and tomatillos on the grill (or under the broiler) until charred on all sides. Let cool slightly then remove the charred skins.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 12 cups

Ingredients

  • 2 roasted green chiles Hatch or Anaheim, poblanos in a pinch, seeds and membranes removed
  • 1/2 pound roasted husked tomatillos
  • 1 avocado pitted, flesh removed
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Kosher salt to taste

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients into a blender or food process and process until smooth.
  • If the mixture is too thick add a bit more water and pulse a few times.

Guacamole Spice Mix

I looked up ‘guacamole’ on Wikipedia. Why? I wanted to see if just adding a spice mix to smashed avocados actually qualifies as ‘guacamole’. And yes, it does. This guacamole spice mix is a great substitute for fresh-made guacamole.

Guacamole Spice MixThe great thing about this mix is that it uses items right out of my pantry. Ready to make at any time. Easy and fast, and great on a hot dog (I love the contrast of the cool guacamole and a warm dog!) or as a dip for warmed tortilla chips. And it has some kick to it (it has to if I’m going to eat it). If you love guacamole, you’ll love this spice mix. If you happen across some Hatch chiles, make my spicy green chile guacamole!

Also try my dry onion soup mix.

Guacamole Spice Mix

Course Spice Mix
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients and store in an air-tight container.
  • To make guacamole add 1 1/2 - 2 teaspoons of mix, to taste, to mashed avocados and combine.
  • (Optional) Add diced Roma tomatoes and the juice of half a lemon
  • Serve immediately.