Hatch Green Chile Guacamole
This post is sponsored by Kroger Co. All opinions are my own
Hatch Green Chile Guacamole — the combination of creamy and rich avocados from Mexico and spicy and roasted green chile from Hatch, New Mexico is beyond heavenly!
If I had to pick a favorite ingredient I would be torn between avocados and long green chile.
I have no idea why I never thought of combining my two favorite ingredients into one dish. I’m talking Hatch green chile guacamole amigos!
What kind of chile can be used?
Thankfully, I have a freezer full of roasted Hatch chile because I stock up every season. It is a seasonal ingredient and more than likely not available in your grocery store until August or September. Sometimes, you might be lucky and find it roasted in the freezer aisle.
Fear not, this recipe can also be made with Anaheim chile peppers which are readily available year-round. Or, for a mild chile pepper, try poblanos.
My only suggestion is do not buy canned chile. You will not achieve the same flavor profile that only comes from freshly roasted chile.
Roast chile peppers
If you are unsure how to roast chile peppers, please refer to this blog post: How to roast chile peppers.
This guacamole is simple to make with only a handful of ingredients – avocados, green chile, red onion, fresh lime juice, cilantro, and salt to taste.
Is Guacamole Healthy
Homemade guacamole is full of health benefits—just be sure to watch your portion size. Avocados boast a wealth of healthy fats, but they are still fats nonetheless and they can quickly become a high-calorie food if consumed in excess.
Blue Corn Chips
As much as I love traditional tortilla chips, they aren’t the healthiest choice. They can be fattening, and they’re high in salt, instead pair guacamole with blue corn tortilla chips.
Is Blue Corn Healthier?
The vibrant hue in blue corn chips offer some health benefits over traditional yellow corn chips.
Blue corn chips pack more antioxidants, they are lower in carbohydrates, and contain three times as much fiber as chips made from yellow corn.
While you might be tempted to dive right into blue corn chips, it is important to know that while they may have some advantages over yellow corn chips, moderation is still necessary.
When you are missing restaurant style Mexican appetizers, make this unique Hatch Green Chile Guacamole at home and serve with blue corn chips.
Chips and guacamole are a classic, but you can get something with just as much crunch without all the salt. Use jicama, cucumbers, carrots, celery, or any other veggie as your dipping stick, and enjoy a healthier way to shovel this dip into your mouth.
Head to Kroger for all your fresh ingredients.
More Mexican Appetizer Dips
- Artichoke with Roasted Green Chile Dip
- Queso Fundido with Mushrooms and Hatch Green Chile
- Spicy Roasted Green Chile Hummus
- Salsa Casera
- Avocado and Tomatillo Salsa
- Salsa Verde
- Classic Guacamole
If you’ve tried this Hatch green chile guacamole, I’d love the hear what you thought about it in the comments below. I love hearing from you! You can also follow me on Instagram / Twitter / Facebook / Pinterest to see more of my delicious food and delightful cocktails!
Hatch Green Chile Guacamole
- 4 ripe large avocados
- 1/2 cup red onion, minced
- 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
- 2-3 roasted Hatch or Anaheim chile peppers, diced
- 1 jalapeño, minced (optional)
- Salt to taste
- 1-2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- Blue corn tortilla chips or veggies to serve
- Cut the avocado in half. Twist to remove the pit. Scoop out the pulp. Place in a medium-size bowl and mash the avocado with a fork so that the mixture is a bit chunky.
- Add the onion, cilantro, chile, and salt. Drizzle the lime juice over all the ingredients and give everything a good stir, but don't overdo it.
- Serve with blue corn tortilla chips or veggies.
- If you can’t find Hatch chile peppers this recipe can also be made with Anaheim chile peppers, or for a mild chile pepper, try poblanos.
- For best flavor, do not use canned chile, use fresh roasted chile.
- If you are unsure how to roast chile peppers, please refer to this blog post: How to roast chile peppers.
- If you like spice, add finely minced jalapeño to the guacamole.
- If you are not a fan of cilantro feel free to omit.
- Make ahead tip: Avocado oxidizes (turns brown) when exposed to oxygen for too long. Prep any of the ingredients as early as you like, but leave the avocado mashing until the last minute.
Photography by Jenna Sparks