Guacamole Peach Salsa & Spicy Pepitas

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"Here is a delicious guacamole version that is topped with peach salsa and toasted spiced pumpkin seeds. This recipe makes a good amount, however, it can be easily reduced to fit the amount of people you are serving."

Original is 10-12 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (252.1 g)
  • Calories 249.8
  • Total Fat - 18.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 717.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 22.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 9.7 g
  • Sugars - 9.4 g
  • Protein - 3.6 g
  • Calcium - 36.3 mg
  • Iron - 1.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 53.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method


Step 1

Gather, prep and weigh all ingredients.

Step 2

Start by placing the diced peaches, and everything else in a medium sized mixing bowl.

Step 3

Using a spoon or spatula fold all the ingredients together.

Step 4

Cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Let the peach salsa sit out at room temperature for a couple of hours, this will let all the juices, spices and herbs bloom within the salsa.

Step 5

Finally taste. Adjust seasonings in salsa if need be.

Step 6

Cover salsa and store in fridge till use.


Step 7

Gather and weigh all ingredients.

Step 8

Place everything in a small mixing bowl.

Step 9

Mix pepitas very well.

Step 10

Place the mixture on a small sheet tray and place in a 300 F oven for 8-10 minutes

Step 11

Let the pepitas cool down.

Step 12

Store away till use.


Step 13

Gather, prep and weigh all ingredients.

Step 14

Start by placing the avocado, chopped onion and the rest of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl.

Step 15

Using the back side of a fork, push down and break up the avocado into small pieces.

Step 16

Once the avocado is pretty much broken up, use a spatula to fold everything together making sure is it well mixed.

Step 17

Taste, for seasonings. If you need or want more salt, and lime juice this would be the time to adjust. If adjusted make sure it is incorporated very well.

Step 18

Store in a container or bowl and cover with plastic wrap till use. Note: make this the last part you make right before serving because avocado browns quickly.


Step 19

Place the guacamole in a severing bowl.

Step 20

Scatter the peach salsa over the top of the guacamole.

Step 21

And crush the spicy pumpkin seeds over the entire dish.


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • When selecting avocados, look for ones that are slightly soft but not mushy.
  • For a milder flavor, remove the seeds from the habanero pepper.

  • For the peaches, substitute mango for a sweeter flavor. The benefit of this substitution is that it will add a sweeter flavor to the peach salsa, creating a more balanced flavor profile.
  • For the pepitas, substitute sunflower seeds for a nuttier flavor. The benefit of this substitution is that it will add a nuttier flavor to the spicy pepitas, creating a more complex flavor.

Tropical Guacamole Replace the peaches in the salsa with diced mango and pineapple. Replace the peppermint in the salsa with mint leaves and add 1/4 cup of diced jalapeno. Replace the chili powder in the pepitas with a mixture of cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice.

Mexican Street Corn Salad - This Mexican-inspired side dish is the perfect accompaniment to the Guacamole Peach Salsa & Spicy Pepitas. The creamy and spicy flavors of the salad will complement the guacamole and salsa, while the crunchy texture of the corn adds a nice contrast.

Grilled Chipotle Lime Shrimp - This flavorful and spicy shrimp dish is a great accompaniment to the Mexican Street Corn Salad. The smoky and spicy flavors of the chipotle lime marinade will bring out the best in the salad, while the grilled shrimp will provide a nice contrast in texture.


Q: How long should the peach salsa sit out before serving?

A: The peach salsa should sit out at room temperature for a couple of hours before serving to let the juices, spices and herbs bloom within the salsa.

Q: Can I make peach salsa ahead of time?

A: Yes, you can make peach salsa ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Make sure to stir it well before serving.

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Fun facts:

The origin of guacamole is debated, but it is thought to have been first made by the Aztecs in the 16th century. The Aztec emperor Montezuma is said to have consumed 50 portions of guacamole every day!

The habanero pepper, which is used in this guacamole recipe, is one of the hottest peppers in the world. It is said to have originated in the Amazon and was brought to the Caribbean by the Spanish in the 16th century.