The Spicy Way Eva Longoria Upgrades Homemade Guacamole

Eva Longoria is a Hollywood sweetheart and A-list celebrity who has dominated television dramas throughout her tenured career in Hollywood. Best known for her portrayal of the authoritative Gabrielle Solis on "Desperate Housewives," Longoria found her footing in the 50-season soap opera "The Young and the Restless" and has also played in other hit TV shows like "Brooklyn 99" and "Devious Maids."

But when she's not acting her heart out, the star loves cooking and spending time with her family. In our exclusive interview with Longoria, she emphasized the importance of family and food and went as far as to say "everything in my family centers around the kitchen." In 2011, Longoria published her own cookbook aptly titled "Eva's Kitchen: Cooking with Love for Family and Friends," which features some of the recipes that have helped build her most meaningful connections.

From her dad's shrimp cocktail to sweet potato empanadas and her take on tortilla soup, Longoria's cookbook is beaming with recipes inspired by her culture. Being the Tex-Mex icon that she is, "Cooking with Love for Family and Friends" also features a recipe for spicy guacamole. But what exactly is the secret to making Eva Longoria-approved guac?

Eva Longoria adds serrano peppers to her homemade guacamole

Guacamole is an easy-to-make dip that works as an appetizer, dip, spread, or topping. Made with only a few simple ingredients, guacamole is a combination of avocado, tomato, onion, cilantro, and lemon or lime. Not only is guacamole a delectable indulgence, it's also healthy. According to Healthline, avocados are rich in antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and they boast the healthy fats your body needs to reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

A spicy show-stopper, Eva Longoria adds serrano peppers to her chunky homemade guacamole to add a fiery kick to the zesty dip. If you're not familiar with serranos, you might giggle as you nod to your seed-in, jalapeño-laced guacamole. But believe it or not, serrano peppers can be five times spicier as a jalapeño with a scoville level that can soar up to 15,000 units.

According to the full recipe that she lent to the Food Network, Longoria follows a rather traditional recipe that includes the classics — avocado, diced tomato and white onion, lemon, cilantro, salt, and of course, a finely-chopped serrano that will leave you sweating and satisfied. Now the real question is, are you bold enough to try Eva Longoria's spicy guacamole?