Tres Chiles Guacamole


Tres Chiles Guacamole

Tres Chiles Guacamole

Guacamole con Tres Chiles

Recipe Yield

6 servings

Cooking time

Rate this recipe

3.50 from 6 votes


  • 1 jalapeño minced
  • 1 dried chile de árbol minced
  • 1 serrano minced
  • Juice and zest of 1 lime
  • ¼ cup roughly chopped cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 4 large ripe Mexican avocados pitted and diced
  • 5 ounces (1 cup) multi-colored cherry tomatoes halved

To Prepare

  • Place all ingredients, except for the avocado and tomatoes, in a molcajete and mash or mix until pasty. Add the avocado and mash until you reach your desired consistency. Fold in the tomatoes, taste and adjust seasoning as needed.


20comments inTres Chiles Guacamole

  1. Hannah Munden

    Jun 04

    This is the best Guacamole I’vehad!!! the lime zest was great

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jun 13

      So glad you liked it Hannah, yay!

  2. Paula Alpert Bauer

    Mar 04

    I love this recipe and use it all the time. Then one day I decided to add 4 cloves of finely chopped garlic and about a full tbs of finely chopped red onion. I really enjoyed it also.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Mar 06

      Great idea Paula, thanks for sharing your recipe 🙂

  3. Rachel Aguilera

    Feb 12

    Absolutely delicious. I made some corn tortillas and flour tortillas just to fill them with this guacamole and ate these alongside my grilled meats (ribs, chicken, and beef fajita sliced flank steak).

    1. Pati Jinich

      Feb 13

      Fantastic combination Rachel, yay!

  4. Bobbi

    Feb 12

    I thought this was my own secret recipe 🤩 l sometimes add a TINY bit of red or green onion chopped very fine too. I love your show and books. Keep up the good work!!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Feb 13

      Haha, is our recipe! Thanks for the kind words Bobbi 🙂

  5. Elena

    Feb 10

    Me encanta muchas gracias bendiciones

    1. Pati Jinich

      Feb 10

      Gracias Elena un abrazo!

  6. Martha Alfaro

    Feb 09

    Can’t wait to try this new three chiles recipe as I am sure together they will add a spicyness to our all time favorite the “guacamole”. Muchas gracias

    1. Pati Jinich

      Feb 10

      Gracias a ti Martha!

  7. Paul L Iversen

    Oct 15

    I loved it. I had to make as soon as program was over. I did have to double the recipe…watching the show made me hungry.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Oct 29

      Hahaha, thanks for tuning in Paul, so glad you got inspired to make this Guac!

  8. Nitpicker

    Oct 12

    I love your addition of the chili de arbor. I have them in my pantry in hopes of using them, but guacamole? Genius!

    My Armenian mother was born and raised in Mexico (Mexico was very good to Armenians who escaped the 1915 -1918 massacres in their homeland) Watching you cook is a window into my mothers Armenian dishes with her twist – using ingredients from her new homeland.

    I just preordered your new cookbook from Amazon as an early holiday gift to myself. Traditionally we cook a Mexican dinner Christmas Eve and I plan to cook through your book by then! Thank you 🙏🏼

    1. Pati Jinich

      Oct 29

      Aw, this is very sweet of you. So glad you liked this Guacamole and love the idea of a Mexican/Armenian dinner for Christmas. A big hug to you 🙂

  9. Terri R.

    Sep 30

    This is such a fresh take on guacamole. I never add tomatoes and dried chile de arbor. It is so delicious! I eat way too much guac! Thanks, Pati!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Oct 05

      Hahaha, there is not such a thing as too much guac Terry, I feel you!

      1. Frannie Garcia

        Oct 19

        I couldn’t agree more ~ no such thing as too much guac!!! Thanks to you, I am able to make authentic Mexican dishes for my sweet Mexican and am planning to make the entire menu from your Los Mariachis episode (which we watched just this morning). He loves your recipes (and so do I) and even watches all of your shows with me. I have alarms set on my phone to remind me when you are “on”, and as soon as he hears it go off, he turns on PBS. Lol!!! Even on Sunday mornings when the alarm is actually to remind us that it is time for our church’s online service. We have two of your cookbooks and a third one on pre-order. We are truly a “Pati family”!

        1. Pati Jinich

          Dec 25

          Thanks so much Frannie and family, abrazos to all!

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