Smooth Guacamole


Salsa de Guacamole

Salsa de Guacamole


Recipe Yield

2 cups approximately

Cooking time

10 minutes

Rate this recipe

5 from 4 votes


  • 2 large avocados halved, pitted, meat scooped out and chopped
  • 1 tomatillo husked, rinsed and quartered
  • 1 to 2 jalapeños or serrano chiles stemmed, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher or sea salt or more to taste
  • 2 to 3 ice cubes

To Prepare

  • Place all ingredients in the jar of the blender and pulse until completely smooth. You may add a chile at a time to taste for your desired heat level.


27comments inSalsa de Guacamole

  1. David Varela

    Aug 26

    What are the ice cubes for??

    1. Pati Jinich

      Sep 04

      Believe it or not, for texture! This salsa comes out so creamy 🙂

  2. Malissa Dodds

    Aug 02

    Thanks again, Pati! We also made the guac and in the words of a wise woman “mmmm, mmmmmmm!”

    1. Pati Jinich

      Sep 04

      Mmmmm, hahaha, yay Malissa!

  3. Lisa

    Apr 04

    Hola Pati, I hope you and your family are doing well. I wanted to thank you for this great recipe. I have been watching your show for such a long time but I never had the courage to make anything in fear of not doing a good job like you, but I finally did it I followed your easy steps and myself and my husband enjoyed this guacamole recipe. Thank you and your crew for all these great shows. Un fuerte Abrazo y Bendiciones de una fan.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jun 12

      Muchas gracias Lisa, que amable! So happy to hear you and your husband enjoy this salsa 🙂

  4. Brian Turner

    Jun 10

    Hello Patti –
    I am thrilled with your tv show and the exciting dishes you ferret out in your travels throughout Mexico. However, I can’t help but notice a very minimal use of cumin especially in your salsas, rellenos and guacamoles. I have always identified cumin (in healthy doses) as a signature spice in my attempts to impart an iconic Mexican flavor to my cooking. I would appreciate very much your guidance in this matter. Many thanks.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jun 21

      Hi Brian, thanks for reaching out. Cumin is delicious but I think it is a myth that it goes in every single Mexican recipe. I use it with care and add it just to certain salsas or meats.

      1. Brian from Key Largo

        Jun 30

        Thank you Patti for responding. I will pay closer attention to your recipes in the future. Buen provecho!

  5. Trish in Minnesota

    Mar 11

    Simple and easy, Pati. Made your Salsa de Guacamole to top your Shrimp, Bacon and Chickpea Tacos last night. They were delicious and amazing! The remainder of the Salsa stayed green and fresh in the refrigerator overnight. Yum!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Mar 15

      Yay, so glad you made these two recipes together Trish 🙂

  6. Craig Nelson

    Aug 10

    Love your show.

    Thank you for making Mexican cooking accessible for so many of us.
    Your Salsa de Guacamole has become a staple in our home.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Aug 14

      Gracias Craig! 🙂

  7. Chery

    Feb 08

    Hi Pati, I love your show! Thank you for sharing your awesome recipes with us.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Feb 10

      Thanks to you for tuning in Chery 😉

  8. Chery C.

    Feb 06

    Hi Pati, As I watch your shows, I wish I was with you! Thank you for all your delicious recipes!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Feb 10

      Thanks to you for tuning in Chery, un abrazo!

  9. peepeepoopoo

    Jun 20

    this is delicious i love smooth guac.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jun 20

      Thanks so much! Glad to know you liked this one 😉

      1. Joy S.

        Aug 14

        This was DELICIOUS, it’s now one of my favorite recipes ❤️

        1. Pati Jinich

          Aug 18

          Awesome, thank you Joy!

  10. Dan J Smestad

    May 22


    I really enjoy the show, love the food and people you introduce us to. How do I pick out good tomatillo’s? I’ve made this recipe twice, it tastes wonderful. I’m learning the wonderful use of dried peppers from you too!

    Thank you,


    1. Pati Jinich

      May 23

      Hi Dan, thanks for your question. I have a blog entry about tomatillos, where I talk about how to pick them and more. Hope you like it!

  11. Whitney W.

    May 04

    Easy to make and delicious !

    1. Pati Jinich

      May 11

      Glad you like it Whitney 😉

  12. Sally

    Jan 03

    This holds so well in the refrigerator – it stays bright green and maintains a nice creamy consistency. Right now we have a lot of leftover turkey from the holidays – this sauce is terrific on a turkey sandwich!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jan 03

      Yum…love a sandwich made with some leftovers.

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