Homemade Adobo Guacamole

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Take all of your favorite Mexican dishes to the next level with this simple Homemade Adobo Guacamole that is easy to make with a few everyday ingredients.

Suitable for Vegan, Low Carb, Keto And Gluten Free Diets. Weight Watchers Points included.

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If you love Mexican food, then you’ll love this Adobo Guacamole recipe made with only a few ingredients and 5 minutes of prep. It’s a great appetizer, snack or side for Mexican dinners, Cinco de Mayo, taco nights, parties and meal prep! 

This Homemade Guacamole is really easy to make using the main ingredients of ake ripe avocados and lime juice. But adding in the smoky adobo chili elevates it to something special. You might want to skip jalapeno and adobo chili if making for children.

I love serving this with seriously easy Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas or these Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas that are so easy you can make them for dinner tonight.

This homemade avocado dip is best made just before serving with a whole load of crunchy vegetables, tortilla chip and pita wedges. Or if you are like me, then just before adding to bacon sandwiches or huge juicy Air Fryer Burgers.

Why You’ll Love This

  • Simple – Just mash, chop and toss a few fresh ingredients and serve.
  • Leftovers – great way to use up leftover avocados.
  • Affordable – This is a great budget-friendly side.
  • Crowd pleasing – You can scale this recipe up to feed a crowd.
  • Dietary – Suitable for vegan, gluten free, low carb and keto diets.
Adobo Guacamole on a table with chips

Ingredient Notes

  • Avocado – You need nice ripe avocados for this.
  • Red onion – Finely dice the red onion. But you can use white onion or green onion.
  • Jalapeño – Or for a bit more heat try some serrano.
  • Adobo – adobo chili powder adds a smoky flavor.
  • Lime – Cuts through the creamy flavor of the avocado.
  • Cilantro – Adds a depth of flavor and if you don’t like it then just skip it.
  • Salt and pepper – complete this dish.

How To Make Guacamole

Get the complete ingredients list and instructions from the recipe card below.

  1. Peel avocados, de-stone and scoop the flesh into a bowl and mash them to your desired consistency.
  2. Mix in the onion, garlic, jalapeno, adobo, lime, cilantro, salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Adjust seasoning and then serve.
a platter with homemade guacamole and tortilla chips

Recipe Tips

  • Make sure the avocados are ripe before mashing. If they are not ripe, then leave them on the counter for a few days till they are ripe. Unripe avocados will not mash enough for Guacamole.
  • For the best dip – make sure to not puree the avocados completely. Some chunky pieces add texture.
  • Use lemons if you don’t have limes and adjust the citrus flavor to your taste.
  • To keep it low carb, make sure to serve with low carb chips.

Recipe Variations

While the flavor combination of this easy Guacamole is hard to beat, it’s super easy to change up and customize it. There are sooooo many delicious options to choose from too. Here are just a few versions to try:

  • Ground cumin
  • Finely diced tomatoes
  • Cojita cheese
  • Chorizo or bacon
  • Adobo sauce


  • Store – Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 4 days. To avoid it going black, cover with some plastic wrap.
  • Freeze – We don’t recommend freezing this. 


How To Choose Ripe Avocados

The avocado peel should be dark, and when you gently squeeze it, it should give slightly. If it gives all the way through it is likely off.

a horizontal image of homemade guacamole recipe with adobo on a platter with tortilla chips

Serving Suggestions

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Weight Watchers Points

There are 3 Blue Plan SmartPoints in one serving of this.

Tools Needed

Originally published April 2013.

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Homemade Guacamole

Homemade guacamole is better than anything you’ll ever buy in the store
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Appetizer, side
Cuisine: Mexican, Western
Servings: 8
Calories: 86kcal
Author: Bintu Hardy


  • 2 large ripe avocadoes
  • 1/4 red onion peeled and very finely diced
  • 1/4 jalapeno deseeded and finely diced
  • 1/4 teaspoon adobo chili powder
  • 2 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro corinader
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice or to taste
  • Salt
  • Ground black pepper


  • Peel avocados, de-stone and scoop the flesh into a bowl and mash them to your desired consistency.
  • Mix in the onion, adobo chili powder, jalapeno, lime cilantro and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Adjust seasoning and then serve.
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Feel free to omit or start with a lot less chilli.


Calories: 86kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 292mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 245IU | Vitamin C: 10.5mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 0.4mg

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  2. Buying 12 avocados at a time is such a fab idea, and must be a sure-fire way of always having perfectly ripe avo’s to hand!. I think I may just copy you! I’m a big guacamole fan too, and it makes such an indulgent sandwich with crispy bacon doesn’t it? Thanks for entering your post to Four Seasons Food, would make a fab barbie side dish!, Louisa

  3. My daughter just made a guacamole recipe that I found in a monthly publication that has a summer cooking online program where kids make a recipe each week in the month of June and post this pic online. Well, the first was guacamole and it didn’t turn out right. She was so excited about using guacamole, then disappointed. Didn’t include yogurt though. Perhaps, she needs to try this one. The presentation looks gorgeous!