(Last Updated On: November 9, 2022)


National Spicy Guacamole Day brings together some fresh flavors on November 14th. Call your friends, get the chips ready, and celebrate with a bowl of spicy guacamole dip.

Originating with the Aztecs in Mexico, guacamole is an avocado-based sauce. It’s become popular in American cuisine as a dip, condiment, and salad ingredient. 

Guacamole is made by using a mortar and pestle to mash ripe avocados and then mixing in sea salt. Sometimes tomatoes, onion, garlic, lemon juice, chili, yogurt, or other seasonings are added. Jalapenos, chilis, cumin or red pepper can be added to the recipe to make the guacamole spicy.

When is National Avocado Day?

Super Bowl Sunday and Cinco de Mayo celebrations feature guacamole as a staple snack. As a result, avocado sales have soared to 30 million pounds on those two days each year. 

A simple avocado carries a healthy punch of unsaturated fat (the good one). Additionally, a single avocado includes substantial amounts of Vitamins C and E. Good things come in small packages, though.  There are nearly 400 calories in 1 cup of guacamole.

Does an avocado ever give you trouble when you have a hankering for guac? Well, there are some tricks to getting it just right. Make sure your avocado is ripe and add a few drops of lemon to keep the avocado from browning. It also adds a bright flavor. While picking ripe avocados can be daunting, it doesn’t have to be. A ripe avocado typically has mid-green to darker skin. It will give a little when lightly squeezed. However, a bruised avocado will be dimpled.

HOW TO OBSERVE #SpicyGuacamoleDay

One of the easiest snacks to make is guacamole. Add a hint of spice and your celebration is ready. You only need to add some chips and maybe a few friends to share it with you. Give a shout out to those you know who makes the best guacamole, too.

Don’t have a recipe? Here’s a simple one to try:

Spicy Guacamole

Use #SpicyGuacamoleDay to post on social media.


National Day Calendar® continues researching the origins of this super tasty food holiday.

Guacamole FAQ

Q. How do I pick a ripe avocado?
A. Unlike many other fruits, color does not indicate ripeness in an avocado. A ripe avocado will give slightly with a little pressure but it will not be mushy. An unripe avocado will be hard.

Q. How soon should I use a ripe avocado?
An avocado’s window of ripeness is short. It will turn from ripe to overripe in a short time. However, keeping an avocado cool in the fridge will help keep it fresh and ripe longer for delicious guacamole.


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