Spicy Cheesy Guacamole


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Just because I wrote a cookbook all about avocados doesn’t mean that I don’t have a ton of other avocado recipes up my sleeve! Ya, it’s true. I’ve still got a boat load of recipes featuring my all time favorite food and today is one of those recipes!

Spicy Cheesy Guacamole

Spicy Cheesy Guacamole.

The recipe. The video. The who enchilada. It’s party time over here on What’s Gaby Cooking. (also, can you tell that I’m totally loopy? I just got off my last flight from my crazy summer of travel – 18 flights in the last 3 months. I don’t even know what time zone I am in. All I know is that this Spicy Cheesy Guacamole is a party, and we’re celebrating)

It’s the latest and greatest guacamole creation to come out of my kitchen and we’ve been eating it by the bucket loads this summer. We’ll serve it as an appetizer or throw it in a bowl and serve it up next to some carnitas for taco night when we are having friends over. It’s the best. You should make it.

Just don’t pull a “Gaby” and chop up a jalapeño or two and then forget that you did that and rub your eyes and then scream at the top of your lungs because your eyes are burning out of their sockets and you don’t know what to do and there is no one to help you because your husband is laughing at you from across the apartment. I’d highly advise against it. Just be careful.

I’ve had to resort to wearing gloves when chopping up spicy things because for some reason I just never learn.

So without further ado… check out the Spicy Cheesy Guacamole video and the full recipe is below!

Also – how are you guys liking the new videos here?! We’ve been having a blast creating them for ya! If you want to see specific kinds of recipes, appetizers, desserts, main courses, snacks etc… feel free to shout them out in the comments! I love hearing from you so feel free to share whatever ya want 🙂

Spicy Guacamole



  • 3 ripe Hass avocados
  • 1 jalapeño pepper finely chopped
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/3 cup queso fresco crumbled
  • Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste


  • Cut the avocados in half lengthwise. Remove the pit from the avocado and discard. Remove the avocado from the skin, and place the avocado flesh on a cutting board. Cut the avocado in [1/2]-inch cubes and transfer the avocado to a medium sized bowl.
  • Add the jalapeño pepper, fresh lime juice, cilantro and crumbled queso fresco to the bowl. Mash everything together with a fork until half chunky and half creamy. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve immediately.

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  1. Mya

    You’ve managed to combine two of my favorite things into one dish – sounds delicious!!

  2. Marie @ Little Kitchie

    I just made your bacon-cojita guac from the cookbook last night – SO GOOD! Can’t wait to try this now!

  3. Des @ Life’s Ambrosia

    I have a new found obsession with Cotija cheese and I cannot get enough of it. For some strange reason I’ve yet to put it in guacamole. That is going to change today.

  4. marla

    I’m quite certain I would eat the entire bowl. LOVE the video girl!

  5. Kim

    Is it true that leaving the avacado pit in the bowl of guac will make it stay fresh longer (keep it from turning dark)?

    • Gaby

      unfortunately it’s just an old wives tale 🙂

  6. Chris

    Loving your videos! And this recipe looks amazing, and so easy 🙂 My kind of recipe!

  7. Julie @ Table for Two

    Yum! I could eat my weight in this!! Cute video 🙂

  8. Cate @ Chez CateyLou

    What a great variation on simple guac! This looks so good!

  9. Lindsay

    YUM! I’m loving the videos!! So fun to watch and now I’m starving!

  10. lynn chen

    i’ve never had cheese IN guac before. i feel like i haven’t lived.

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  12. Helen Kennedy

    Hi, Gaby, I’m in the UK and don’t think I can get queso fresco. What could I use instead , would Feta cheese work?

    • Helen Kennedy

      It certainly did work with feta, my husband the cheese addict loved it, even if he isn’t a huge fan of guacomole. Thank you for sharing!

    • Gaby

      yay!!! And your husband isn’t a fan of guacamole?!? Good thing he loves cheese! those are 2 of my fav foods!

  13. Sharon Chen

    You are totally right that any of your guacamole recipes require almost no time and they are crazy delicious! I just made this with habanero pepper. LOVE IT!! Thank you for your recommendations Gaby! Lovely video, by the way. 🙂

  14. Jess

    Awesome recipe. I love guacamole it’s my favourite thing in the world!
    Thanks For Sharing.

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