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!



Caramelized onion guacamole

Caramelized Onion Guacamole

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: caramelized onion guacamole
Servings: 6 servings
Author: theperksofbeingus


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


  • 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.
  • Add the jalapeno, 1 teaspoon cilantro to the mojacete. Using the mortar, grind the ingredients down to form a bright green wet paste
  • 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
  • Place avocado in the mocajete & squeeze a half lime over. Using a gentle rocking motion, start to smash to form a chunky guacamole
  • Season with salt at this point, and taste. Adjust by adding more cilantro, or salt
  • Sprinkle tomatoes on top. Add additional sliced or minced fresh jalapeno on top for extra heat
  • Serve immediately. Any leftovers, seal immediately in a plastic bag, removing all the air, so that guacamole stays bright green
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Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

Hi, we are Bruce and Dina Miller. We love to cook every night. We enjoy making a few healthy dishes, and also comfort food. We love crafting cocktails too! Come take a look, we would love to share our recipes with you.

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