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.

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.
I 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

One of my favorite things to make that uses roasted Hatch chiles is this spicy green chile guacamole.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 54kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 green chiles roasted. Hatch or Anaheim, poblanos in a pinch, seeds and membranes removed
  • 1/2 pound tomatillos husked, roasted
  • 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.

Notes

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.

Nutrition

Calories: 54kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 40mg | Potassium: 207mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 137IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

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 Mix

The 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

This guacamole spice mix is a great substitute for fresh-made guacamole.
Course Spice Mix
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 8kcal

Ingredients

Guacamole

  • 2 medium avocados seeded, mashed
  • guacamole mix from above

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.

Nutrition

Calories: 8kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 583mg | Potassium: 31mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 107IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.