Wild Guacamole

Recipe from Cleveland Clinic Healthy Heart Cookbook.

Wild Guacamole

This guacamole dish is ideal to use as a dip for chips, vegetables or as a zesty sandwich spread. Mix in cumin, kosher salt and ground pepper to make this guacamole wild! This guacamole adds a bite to any chips dipped into it and the fresh ingredients really help the spices to stand out.


  • 2 medium ripe Hass avocados, halved
  • 1 serrano chile pepper, seeded and minced
  • 2 tablespoons of minced red onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 small tomato, seeded and diced
  • Juice of 1 1/2 limes
  • 2 tablespoons of minced fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt, optional
  • Freshly ground pepper


  1. Using a spoon, scoop the avocado pulp from the shells and place it in a bowl. Using two forks, coarsely mash the avocado, leaving some chunks.
  2. Add the chile pepper, onion, garlic, tomato, lime juice, cilantro and cumin. Mix again with the two forks, taking care not to over mix.
  3. Add the salt, if using, and pepper to taste. Lightly mix again.
  4. Transfer the guacamole to a serving dish and let stand until ready to serve at room temperature.

This recipe makes about 8 servings.

Nutritional Analysis (per serving)

  • 70 calories (68% calories from fat)
  • 6 grams total fat (1.5 grams saturated fat)
  • 1 gram protein
  • 5 grams carbohydrate
  • 4 grams dietary fiber
  • 0 milligrams cholesterol
  • 0 milligrams sodium
  • 350 milligrams potassium