For those who like their guacamole hot, add two Serrano peppers (seeds and all) for plenty of fiery flavor. A mortar and pestle or a traditional Mexican molcajete make prepping this recipe fun (and allow you to control the size of avocado chunks), but you can easily use a food processor instead.
Recipe courtesy of Treva Chadwell
Spicy Serrano Guacamole
Total:
25 min
Active:
10 min
Yield:
3 cups
Level:
Easy
Total:
25 min
Active:
10 min
Yield:
3 cups
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 2 serrano peppers, halved lengthwise
  • 1 shallot, peeled and halved
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled
  • Vegetable oil, for drizzling
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon whole cumin seeds
  • 4 ripe avocados, pitted and peeled
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle hot sauce
  • Tortilla chips, for serving

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Toss the serranos, shallot and garlic in some vegetable oil in a small bowl. Season with 1/4 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper. Place on a baking sheet and roast until the vegetables are soft and brown, about 15 minutes. Roughly chop the vegetables and set aside. 

Crush the whole cumin seeds using a mortar and pestle. Add the roasted vegetables to the mortar and mash into a smooth paste. Add 2 of the avocados and 1/2 teaspoon salt to the mortar and mash with the vegetables until smooth. Transfer the mixture to a medium bowl. Alternately, pulse the cumin, roasted vegetables, avocados and salt in a food processor. 

Roughly chop the remaining 2 avocados and fold them into the smooth avocado mixture. Fold in the lime juice and hot sauce. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Transfer to a serving dish. Serve with tortilla chips.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Spicy Guacamole

Recipe courtesy of Bobby Flay

Guacamole

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Cooking Tips

How to Poach Eggs Perfectly

Watch videos from Cooking Channel shows and chefs. Learn to prepare feature recipes and relive your favorite moments

On TV

Belly Up!

7am | 6c

Belly Up!

7:30am | 6:30c

Belly Up!

8am | 7c

Belly Up!

8:30am | 7:30c

Belly Up!

9am | 8c

Belly Up!

9:30am | 8:30c

Cake Hunters

10am | 9c

Cake Hunters

10:30am | 9:30c

Cake Hunters

11am | 10c

Cake Hunters

11:30am | 10:30c

Cake Hunters

12pm | 11c

Cake Hunters

12:30pm | 11:30c

Cake Hunters

1pm | 12c

Cake Hunters

1:30pm | 12:30c

Donut Showdown

2:30pm | 1:30c

Donut Showdown

3:30pm | 2:30c

Sugar Showdown

4:30pm | 3:30c

Sugar Showdown

5:30pm | 4:30c

Sugar Showdown

6:30pm | 5:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Cupcake Wars

8pm | 7c

Cake Hunters

10pm | 9c

Cake Hunters

10:30pm | 9:30c

Good Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c

Cupcake Wars

12am | 11c

Cupcake Wars

1am | 12c

Cake Hunters

2:30am | 1:30c

Good Eats

3am | 2c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c