Jalapeno Guacamole (with Kale)

Jalapeno guacamole recipe www.abeautifulmess.com

Jalapeno guacamole recipe www.abeautifulmess.com

Jalapeno guacamole recipe www.abeautifulmess.com

Holy guacamole!! www.abeautifulmess.comHoly guacamole, y’all! I can’t believe I’ve never posted about my love for guacamole. That’s just weird. Funny story: My mom swears she ate guacamole the day I was conceived, and that’s how my lifelong obsession with this perfect food came to be. Now it all makes sense. But really…

Jalapeno guacamole recipe www.abeautifulmess.com Jalapeno Guacamole, serves 4-6 as an appetizer

3 ripe avocados
1 lime
1-2 jalapenos
4 green onions
Garlic powder, Lawry’s Seasoned Salt, and Mexican seasoning (I love Mole Poblano or taco seasoning from Trader Joe’s) to taste
2 kale leaves

Crop your avocados, green onion and kale leaves into small pieces. The kale adds a little texture. Try it. you’ll like it! Chop your jalapeno (I used 1 small jalapeno, but you can add more if you’re into really spicy food), removing the seeds. Keep a few larger jalapeno slices for garnish and chop the rest into small pieces, adding it to the mixture. Add seasonings. Use a fork to mush the avocado, mixing the ingredients together in a bowl. Squeeze the juice of half a lime into your guacamole, mixing it with a fork. Use the rest of the lime as garnish. I served mine in half a red cabbage leaf. Enjoy!

Jalapeno guacamole recipe www.abeautifulmess.com What else do you put in your guacamole? xoxo. Elsie

  • Te invito a mi casa para que pruebes un verdadero Guacamole Mexicano, acompañado de unos tacos de “Suadero” 😉
    Saludos desde México. ♥

  • The best tip I learned about making guac is to put the jalapeño through a regular old garlic press. It minces the pepper so fine it is even throughout the guac.

  • Plain greek yogurt is my secret ingredient. It just makes it so creamy!

  • Easy peasy, sounds great!


  • I always dip broccoli in my guac! Adding kale is basically the best idea ever;)


  • Looks so delicious! I love the little facies illustration on the peppers too by the way 😉

  • interesting, I never thought to combine my faves! guac, kale and jalapeno TOGETHER? GENIUS! I must try it today! 🙂 layla@estuariesny.com

  • Love this! Gauc is my favorite! This recipes is fun, as are the little faces you drew!

    Juliette Laura

  • Looks delish !

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  • I love guacamole!! This is an interesting and unique twist on it… I’d love to try it!

  • looks yummy! I can’t make guacamole without cumin – it’s my absolute favorite spice! And sometimes I add halved grapes for something a little sweet.

  • Recently (at a restaurant in Fort Collins, CO), I had the most delicious guacamole ever. They called it “Exotic Guacamole”. Ingredients: avocado, strawberries, mango, goat cheese, and habanero (not sure if it’s a sauce or actual peppers). It was so wonderful and refreshing. According to my waitress, the trick is not to use too much goat cheese or you will overpower the avocado flavor.

  • Wait.. You seriously need to buy SERRANO chiles, cilantro, tomato and white onions.. Don’t add any artificial powders, just a little milk and salt. You will thank me

  • looks very delicious! I am a avocado fan xx


  • Yum yum yum! I usually make my guac with tomato and tobasco sauce but I will definitely give this one a try.
    Jess x

  • I love cilantro in mine and tomato too. I like mine on a bed of shredded lettuce. I’ll have to try kale in it. That sounds good.

  • Is it just me or is kale in literally everything? 🙂


  • That Jalapeno is winking at me! I see what you guys did there, tasty and silly recipes rule.

  • Guacamole is my favourite thing!! Thanks for sharing!


  • This looks so yummy right now! I wish I had the ingredients in my fridge….;)

    Stephanie May*


  • nice spin on an old classic! sounds divine!


  • I used to live around the corner from Oaktown Spice Shop! (Now I live 3 blocks away.) And now I finally have a reason to shop there.

  • LOVE guacamole! This is such a great recipe, can’t wait to share it with my fiance 🙂

  • My Mom ate a can of chick peas everyday while pregnant with me, and as a result, I could live off chickpeas alone. However, Guac is a second close fave! I love fresh crushed garlic, diced tomato, red onion, a squeeze of lime, and a few dashes of salt & pepper in my favourite Guac recipe, but this is on the list for the next version to try.

  • This recipe looks incredible! I’m obsessed with avocados, and I try to incorporate them into my meals a few times a week. DEFINITELY trying this idea out!

  • I can’t get enough Guacamole and have been on the biggest kale kick ever. This couldn’t be more perfect for me!

  • Wow, I gotta get my mum to try this. I know kale is fantastic for you, and my family eats guacamole alot (us hispanics..) And even though I’ve had some bad experiences with guacamole (long story), this sounds awesome. ^_^

    xo Melanie

  • I’ve only just noticed the faces on the chillies haha!
    So cute 🙂


  • I have a couple people I need to pass this recipe on to!

    xo Jennifer


  • Weirdly I never bore of seeing avocado photographed so beautifully. Amazing colours and looks delicious.

    Caroline x

  • This literally looks amazing!

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  • I love GUac!


  • My baby loves avocado–what a great way to introduce him to kale. I think I know what’s for lunch.

  • guacamole is such a wonderful food. I think it should be a food group of it’s own. Hope you have a great day.


  • Lucky me has a few avocados I need to use up today. I love that you add Kale. I will def try this recipe.C:

  • definitely have to try this 🙂


  • That looks really yummy and I like food like that. Perfect inspiration/.


  • Looks delicious! I am obsessed with guacamole as well, I always put a tomato and lots of cilantro in mine, and maybe some blackened corn if I’m feeling adventurous 🙂


  • It’s lunch time! Guess I will be heading somewhere with guac! 🙂



  • stop this nonsense right now… this looks too delicious. now i have to make that. YUM

  • Holy guacamole! Just I am glad it’s lunch time or I would be salivating all the way home.

    Summer food!


  • YUM! It looks so refreshing! And it’s perfect for this warm weather coming around!

    xo Lisa

  • I love guacamole! I am always in a hunt for new recipes! Thank you girls


  • I’ve been in such a guacamole mood lately, trying out a new recipe is a good excuse for making it again!

  • Looks so tasteful, definitely going this one a go.


  • Looks delicious!! Thank you for this and all the inspiring posts!

  • This sounds DElicious!
    Definitely gonna make this next time we have Mexican.


  • we add mangos in ours!! it’s SO good! it turns guac into the perfect bite of sweet, spicy, salty, citrusy 🙂



  • I could eat guacamole every day and be a happy girl. My family’s secret? We put in a little bit of cream cheese..! Amazing 🙂

  • I like the addition of kale 🙂 I found this recipe for a healthier guacamole that uses asparagus!!

  • Looks delicious, always look for a simple easy guac recipe! thanks!

    Charm Kindred Spirit
    Love of vintage fashion, photography and Diy trinkets

  • Looks delicious! I love Avocado!! ♥


  • My guac is avocado, garlic salt, olive oil, and chopped tomatoes. The garlic gives it a really nice twist! And I never, ever, ever measure, because measuring is for fools 🙂

  • It’s amazing how many different ways there are to make guacamole! I once went to a “Guac Off” and tasted about ten different versions in once sitting. All delicious, though my favorite is just mixing avocado and salsa. Yum!

  • Yum!! I can’t wait for all the guacamole Cinco de Mayo will bring this weekend. Looks like a great recipe.


  • I made something like this the other day, but with cilantro! It was amazing! I’m going to make it again and add the kale. YUM.

  • Wow this looks sooo delicious!!! Will definitely be making this next weekend!



  • I love making guacamole but never thought to add kale! I will be trying that out soon, thank you.

  • i, too, have a ridiculous love for the guac! i could eat it all day, every day. i’ve never thought to put kale in it though, and it seems like a great idea! i also have an unhealthy obsession with cilantro, so i’ll be adding some of that too. thanks for sharing!

  • This looks delicious! We over have a overabundance of kale in the garden when it starts to grow, so looking for new recipes that feature it. Thanks for sharing!

  • Avocado is one of my favourite things on earth – love it so much! 🙂

  • My mom had a peanut buster parfait from DQ the night she gave birth to me. To this day it’s my favorite thing to get there! So I don’t doubt that’s where your love of guacamole stems from. I have always put fresh lemon, garlic and cilantro in my guacamole! I have a whole bunch of kale in my fridge right now so I will have to give it a whirl!

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