Sweet Lime and Chile de Árbol Guacamole

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Sweet Lime and Chile de Árbol Guacamole

Sweet Lime and Chile de Árbol Guacamole

Guacamole con Lima y Chile de Árbol

Recipe Yield

4 to 6 servings

Cooking time

Rate this recipe

4.50 from 4 votes


  • 2 to 3 chiles de árbol toasted, stems removed
  • 1 teaspoon kosher or coarse sea salt or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed sweet lime juice or 1 each of lime and lemon juice
  • Zest of 1 sweet lime or a mix of lime and lemon zest
  • 2 to 3 ripe avocados halved pitted and pulp cut into chunks or roughly mashed
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons thinly sliced chives

To Prepare

  • On a preheated skillet, comal or griddle, toast the chiles de árbol until browned and crisp. Stem and finely chop the chiles and place in a bowl, or crush and mash them in a molcajete. Mix or mash the chiles with the salt, sweet lime juice, and zest. Once mixed, incorporate and mash the avocado. Top with chopped chives.

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6comments inSweet Lime and Chile de Árbol Guacamole

  1. Elizabeth Gutierrez

    Feb 10

    Recipe sounds delicious!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Feb 15

      It is really yummy Elizabeth!

  2. Julie Napier

    Jan 13

    Making this tonight!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jan 14

      Let me know how you liked it Julie!

  3. Jennifer Burns

    Oct 08

    Que Rico! Muy muy delicioso! I can never have guacamole any other way again! This is seriously the best guac recipe I’ve ever made. I am fortunate to live in the Yucatan and able to get the local ingredients. Except for chives, which I replaced with cilantro. I was super lucky to find @avocadosfrommexico that were the PERFECT ripeness and so creamy. The sweet limes from the Yucatan really do make all the difference in this guac. They have such a unique floral flavor; to me they taste like orange blossoms soaked in lime juice with honey. And the little kick from the chiles is pleasant, and unexpected. I am serving this tonight with the Tequila and lime skirt steak, which is currently marinating in the rub. I am loving Season 12 so much, I may just go ahead and make all the recipes. Thank you Pati for highlighting this unique, culinary rich, but often overlooked area and it’s magical people. I am honored to call it my home.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Nov 06

      Thanks so much for sharing Jennifer, how lucky to live in Yucatan, un abrazo!

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