Charred Serrano Pepper Guacamole


Elevate your guacamole game with our Charred Serrano Pepper Guacamole! This twist on the classic avocado dip brings a smoky and slightly spicy kick, thanks to the charred serrano peppers. Combined with creamy avocados, fresh lime juice, and a mix of herbs, this guacamole is a dynamic blend of flavors that will excite your palate. It's perfect for dipping, spreading, or as a vibrant addition to any Mexican dish.

Charred Serrano Pepper Guacamole

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Yield: Approximately 2 cups
  • Serving Size: 1/4 cup

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 100 kcal
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 6 g
  • Fat: 9 g
  • Sodium: 150 mg
  • Fiber: 4 g


  • Ripe avocados (3 medium-sized)
  • Serrano peppers (2 small)
  • Lime juice (30 ml / 1 fl oz)
  • Red onion (50 g / 1.75 oz), finely chopped
  • Cilantro (15 g / 0.5 oz), chopped
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Pepper (to taste)
  • Cherry tomatoes (100 g / 3.5 oz), chopped (optional)

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Char Serrano Peppers: Over an open flame or in a hot skillet, char the serrano peppers until blackened. Let them cool, then chop finely.
  2. Mash Avocados: Halve the avocados, remove the pits, and scoop the flesh into a bowl. Mash with a fork to your desired consistency.
  3. Mix Ingredients: Add the charred serrano peppers, lime juice, red onion, cilantro, salt, and pepper to the mashed avocados. Stir well.
  4. Optional Tomatoes: Mix in chopped cherry tomatoes for added color and texture.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Avocado Ripeness: Use ripe but firm avocados for the best texture.
  • Lime Balance: Adjust the lime juice to prevent browning and add a zesty flavor.
  • Heat Level: For less heat, remove the seeds from the serrano peppers.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How long can I store this guacamole?

Best consumed fresh, but can be stored in the fridge for up to 24 hours with a piece of plastic wrap pressed directly on the surface.

Can I make this guacamole without charring the peppers?

Yes, but charring adds a unique smoky flavor.

What are some serving suggestions?

Serve with tortilla chips, as a topping for tacos, or alongside grilled meats.