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Cheesy Guacamole

Cheesy Guacamole

  • Author: Caitlin
  • Prep Time: 1 hour 10 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 mins
  • Yield: 1 batch of guacamole (10 servings) 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Mixed
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Diet: Low Calorie


Kicking regular guacamole up a notch by adding in CHEESE! Still only 129 calories per serving. It's a perfect snack for Cinco de Mayo!


  • 1/2 medium red onion
  • 1/2 jalapeño pepper
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 roma (plum) tomatoes
  • 1/4 C fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 C grated, sharp cheddar cheese
  • 3 Tbsp fresh lime juice (about 1 1/2 limes)
  • 3 ripe avocados (black or dark purple, yields to gentle pressure)
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt


  1. Roughly chop 1/2 of a medium red onion. Remove seeds and ribs and mince 1/2 jalapeño pepper. Mince 2 cloves of garlic. Remove seeds and dice 2 plum tomatoes. Chop 1/4 C cilantro leaves.
  2. Combine all of the chopped ingredients into a large bowl and add in 1 C grated sharp cheddar cheese and 1 1/2 Tbsp of the lime juice.
  3. In a separate bowl, halve 3 avocados and remove the pits (but hold onto them!) and scoop the insides into the bowl. Add in 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper, 1/2 tsp cumin, remaining 1 1/2 Tbsp lime juice and 1/2 tsp salt and mash together with a potato masher until desired consistency.
  4. Mix both bowls of ingredients together.
  5. Push the pits into the dip and top with plastic wrap, pressed onto the surface of the guacamole, to prevent browning.
  6. Allow to refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
  7. Enjoy!! 🙂


See post notes for tips on how to choose and store avocados!

Keywords: guacamole, appetizer, cinco de mayo food, easy, low calorie Mexican, cheesy guacamole, snack

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