Guacamole Recipe Easy Three Ingredient Appetizer or Condiment!

Guacamole recipe an easy party dip or condiment made with three ingredients! No dicing onions or tomatoes!

Add this salsa guacamole dip to your next party menu or use it as a garnish over any protein like grilled chicken or hamburgers!

guacamole in a white bowl with slices of lime

Salsa Guacamole Recipe Made Easy!

This guac is going to be the easiest and tastiest dip you ever make, and will be your go-to recipe for those last minute get togethers that you volunteered to bring an appetizer to.

Not only is this a tasty appetizer, but it is also a delicious way to add some healthy fats to any meal. We love plopping a dollop of guacamole on hamburgers, fish or grilled chicken.

The trick to making this literally a 5 minute appetizer is to use pre-made chunky salsa. Yep! That’s right. No shame in grabbing a jar right off the shelf along with a bag of tortilla chips of course!

For this recipe I used HERDEZ Salsa Casera with medium heat. This is the one brand that I like right off the shelf. No added sugar and it’s diced the way I chop my pico de gallo salsa.

Easy guacamole recipe with prepared salsa in a white bowl

Ingredients for Guacamole

Shopping list:

  • Ripe avocados
  • Ready made chunky salsa, drained
  • Himalayan salt
  • Lime juice (to prevent browning if not eating right away) – OPTIONAL

How To Choose A Ripe Avocado

Wondering how to pick the perfect ripe avocado for salsa guacamole? Here are some tips:

  • Color – Avocados that are dark green, almost black are often the ripest. Green avocados may take 3-4 days to ripen.
  • Firmness – Place the avocado in the palm of your had and gently apply pressure. If the skin gives slightly, then the avocado is ripe and is ready to be used. If the skin is hard, then it will need to ripen longer.
  • Check the avocado stem – When you peel back the hard button from where the stem was removed the color should be green. If it is black the avocado may be overripe.
Fresh avocado sliced in half on a wooden plate

Guacamole Recipe With Salsa

Once you picked your avocados be sure to wash and dry the skin before slicing them in half.

Gently remove the pit and with a spoon scoop the flesh out of the skin.

Next break up the avocados with a potato masher or a fork. Then drain the juice from the salsa and add it to the avocado and season with salt.

Now dig in and enjoy!

How To Prevent Avocados From Turning Brown?

Avocados contain an enzyme called polyphenol oxidase, which is the culprit affecting the pretty green color we love.

See, once the avocado flesh is exposed and released from its skin and pit, the oxygen in the air will cause the avocado to turn brown.

Learn more about why avocados turn brown here.

The unsightly color usually won’t occur for several hours, so if you plan on gobbling up the guacamole right away, then you won’t notice the darkening avocado flesh.

However, if have leftovers or you think that the dip will sit a bit longer than a few hours, then follow these tips:

  • Add lime juice (my favorite) or lemon to the guacamole
  • Place saran wrap directly on the guacamole to keep the air from the avocado flesh
  • Remove the top layer that turns brown. The remaining guacamole underneath will still be green.

Note that although the brown color is unsightly, the flavor remains untouched, so your guacamole isn’t turning bad when the color changes.

Bunless burger on a lettuce leaf topped with guacamole dip

What’s The Ratio of Avocado to Salsa?

If you are planning to serve a large group and you want to make a big batch of guacamole, then follow this ratio.

For every 1 1/2 cups of avocado pulp add 1/4 cup of salsa. It’s as simple as that!

The brand of salsa I used is flavorful, so I didn’t need to add a lot of salt, but season to your preference.

guacamole dip in a white bowl with slices of lime

Guacamole Recipe Easy Three Ingredient Dip!

Simple appetizer guacamole recipe using pre-made salsa. Add this salsa guacamole to your next party menu or use it as a garnish over any protein!
5 from 6 votes
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 1/2 cups
Calories: 93kcal
Author: Sandra Shaffer

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups avocado flesh about 2 large avocados
  • 1/4 cup pre-made chunky salsa
  • 1/8 th teaspoon Himalayan salt
  • 1 lime juiced (optional)

Instructions

  • Wash and dry avocados
  • Slice in half and remove pit. With a large spoon scoop out avocado flesh and place in a medium size bowl.
  • Break up avocado with a potato masher or a fork
  • Add salsa (drained) and salt and mix together.
  • Add lime (optional)

Nutrition

Serving: 1/4 cup | Calories: 93kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 570mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g

Disclaimer

Please note that the nutritional information provided are guidelines and may vary based on the brand of products used. For your specific nutritional goals use My Fitness Pal or Verywell Fit recipe calculators. All content within this site is not intended as medical diagnosis or treatment and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical expertise.

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16 Comments

  1. I was looking for a way to use up avocados, but didn’t have fresh tomatoes or onions. I found this and I’m so glad I did. The salsa added so much flavor to the guac, I had to run out and buy more avocados to make more!

  2. Herdez is the BEST! I love all of their salsa, best choice for jarred salsa – I love all their products. Your recipe is delicious!!!