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Chipotle Guacamole

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  • Author: Elaine Gordon
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 4-6 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This six-ingredient, simple recipe tastes exactly like the Chipotle guacamole we all know and love. The secret is to leave out the garlic, black pepper and tomatoes found in traditional guacamole recipes. The other secret is to use a potato masher to easily get a perfectly creamy texture (with just a bit of chunkiness too). You can adjust the seasonings and ingredients to customize it to your liking.


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  • 2 perfectly ripe avocados
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice (I used the juice of one juicy lime)
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely diced
  • 1/2 jalapeno, finely diced with some seeds included (the more seeds the spicier it will be)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro (long stems removed), finely chopped


  1. Halve a couple of avocados, remove the pit, and scoop out the flesh. Place the avocados, lime juice and salt in a medium mixing bowl and mash with a potato masher until smooth and creamy (with a few chunks remaining if desired).
  2. Stir in the red onions, jalapeno and cilantro until everything is mixed together well.
  3. Taste the guacamole and adjust seasonings and ingredients if necessary. Add more jalapeno to make it spicier. Add more salt for more saltiness. You may also like to add more lime juice or cilantro depending on your preference.
  4. Serve with chips and enjoy! Chipotle seasons their tortilla chips with fresh lime juice and salt.


This recipe comes from Chipotle.

I like to add the lime zest too although the original recipe doesn't call for this.

I tend to add more salt, red onion and cilantro too for added flavor.  Taste and adjust the flavors to your preference.  With these main ingredients you can't go wrong!  Here is my favorite version which is similar to the above copycat Chitpotle version but with different measurements:

  • 3 perfectly ripe avocados
  • juice and zest of one large juicy lime
  • 1.5 teaspoons fine salt
  • 3/4 cup red onion, finely diced (from 1/2 large red onion)
  • 1/2 jalapeno, finely diced with some seeds included (the more seeds the spicier it will be)
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro (long stems removed), finely chopped


  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Cuisine: Mexican