Caramelized Onion Guacamole

This guacamole is a take on the traditional style that we also make. Our son was home for the holidays and told us about a caramelized onion guacamole he recently tried at restaurant. That was all Bruce needed to hear. The next time we made tacos, I was like, “why are you caramelizing onions?”.

This guacamole has a sweeter, more rich flavor. It goes perfect with steak, or fish tacos. Give it a try, we think you will love it.

If you like this, try our original guacamole recipe!



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Caramelized onion guacamole

Caramelized Onion Guacamole

  • Author: theperksofbeingus
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


  • 1/3 cup minced red onion
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • fresh black pepper
  • 3 large avocados
  • 1 seeded and minced fresh jalapeno
  • 2 tsp minced fresh cilantro
  • Juice of half a lime
  • 10 cherry tomatoes , quartered
  • Salt to season

Caramelized onion guacamole


  1. Heat 1 oil in small skillet. Add onion. Sauté over medium heat allowing to lightly brown. Add a few grinds of fresh black pepper. Continue to sauté over low heat until tender and medium brown, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  2. Add the jalapeno, 1 teaspoon cilantro to the mojacete. Using the mortar, grind the ingredients down to form a bright green wet paste
  3. Cut avocados in half, using a sharp knife to remove the seed by swiping down onto it, and turning to gently remove. Use a spoon to carve out the entire avocado halves
  4. Place avocado in the mocajete & squeeze a half lime over. Using a gentle rocking motion, start to smash to form a chunky guacamole
  5. Season with salt at this point, and taste. Adjust by adding more cilantro, or salt
  6. Sprinkle tomatoes on top. Add additional sliced or minced fresh jalapeno on top for extra heat
  7. Serve immediately. Any leftovers, seal immediately in a plastic bag, removing all the air, so that guacamole stays bright green

  • Category: appetizer
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Keywords: caramelized onion guacamole


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