Smoky Guacamole

Smoky Guacamole

Guacamole Ahumado

Recipe Yield

4 Servings

Cooking time

12 minutes

Rate this recipe

4.5 from 6 votes


  • 1 serrano or jalapeño chile or more to taste
  • 2 garlic cloves unpeeled
  • 1 slice of white onion about 1/2-inch thick
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon kosher or coarse sea salt or to taste
  • 3 tablespoons cilantro leaves and upper stems coarsely chopped
  • 3 ripe avocados halved, pitted, meat scooped out

To Prepare

  • Place the chile, unpeeled garlic and onion slice on a pre-heated comal or skillet set over medium heat, or place under the broiler on a sheet pan. Char or roast for about 10 minutes, flipping occasionally so they char evenly, until blackened. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  • When cool enough to handle, peel the garlic and cut the stem from the chile.
  • Coarsely chop, chile, garlic and onion. Place in bowl or molcajete, along with the lime juice and salt, and mash or mix until pasty. Incorporate the cilantro and avocados, and mash until you reach your desired consistency (I like it chunky). Done!


20comments inSmoky Guacamole

  1. Ricky caughron

    Feb 08

    Sounds delicious .can’t wait to try this recipe. Thanks pati.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Mar 13

      Thanks to you Ricky!

  2. Pam

    Feb 07

    Love all your recipes thank you

    1. Pati Jinich

      Mar 13

      Gracias Pam!

  3. Lena Jacobs Ravenna Michigan

    Jul 21

    Awesome flavor! My husband liked it better then other recipes I had! Thank you for your app.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jul 21

      Yay Lena, so glad you guys enjoyed this Guac, abrazo!

  4. Gordon S

    May 08

    My girlfriend added a little more salt, a pinch of cumin & a little raw white onion. Very Delicious!

    1. Pati Jinich

      May 10

      Yummy! Great additions Gordon 🙂

  5. tgobbi

    Aug 08

    This is just about the best guacamole I’ve ever had! Roasting the garlic, chiles & onion gives it an entirely new dimension.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Aug 11

      So glad you liked it, thank you 😉

  6. Alice

    Jun 21

    This guacamole is the bomb! Even my husband, who doesn’t like spicy food, raved about it (although I did take out the chile seeds and ribs to cut the heat). a word of caution: do not lick the knife, even if it has some Smoky Guacamole on it! A cut on your tongue is very unhappy!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jun 21

      Yay Alice, glad your husband liked it 😉

  7. Kristina

    Jul 04

    Making this along with your spinning top cocktail for a 4th of July BBQ. Also using my molcajete for the first time!! My husband and I love the show and all of the wonderful recipes, thank you!

    1. Pati

      Jul 05

      Have fun using your molcajete for the first time…and many many more times, Kristina!

  8. Bethany L

    May 23

    Giving this a try for a barbecue with friends. I love your show and think you are fantastic!

    1. Pati

      May 23

      This will be great for a BBQ…have a great time, Bethany!

  9. Richard Predmore

    Apr 05

    I’m going to make this for a birthday party Saturday night. Makes my mouth water thinking about it.
    I always enjoy your program on PBS, keep up the great work.

    1. Pati

      Apr 05

      Have a great party, Richard!

  10. Martha L

    Oct 10

    Just made this , delicioso!!!

    1. Pati

      Oct 12


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