If you’re a guac lover (like me) hankering for the addictive Original Chipotle Guacamole Recipe morning, noon and night, the wait is over! Creamy, mildly spicy guacamole is made with the freshest ingredients: ripe avocado, minced jalapeño and red onion, fresh squeezed lime juice and finely chopped cilantro.
This is the best guacamole recipe the world over and simple to whip up for your next picnic or party. My best tip for making guacamole is this. Use avocados that are perfectly ripe. Hard avocados that aren’t yet ripe will not yield creamy and flavorful guacamole.
I do love fresh guacamole. I won’t lie, it’s one of my favorite indulgences, and so glad it’s healthy too!
Avocados are rich in monounsaturated fats, contain lots of fiber, vitamins and minerals including B-vitamins, vitamin K, potassium, copper, vitamin E and vitamin C. Not to mention they taste incredible too!
You’ll need just five ingredients: avocado, red onion, jalapeño, lime juice and cilantro.
Original Chipotle Guacamole Recipe is so easy to make. And I’m so glad because I’m a little lazy in the summer. I don’t like fussing in a hot kitchen. Too many exciting things going on outside and our summer season is so short here in NH.
Thankfully this guac is a snap to make and you’re gonna want to make double and triple batches just to keep the troops happy. We do what we have to do.
The week started off rough around here. We’d just gotten back from a fantastic week at the Cape. Good weather, company and eats. But early on in the vacation week, Jon lost his wallet, so big bummer. I was automatically promoted (minus the raise) to chief chauffeur and bill payer for the remainder of the vacation since both his license and credit card were gone. So that was ok.
But then we got home from vacation and spent most of the first day back at the DMV. Yes. Can you think of a bigger shock? Going from pleasant, sunny beach days on the Cape to spending the day at the DMV. And it was wall to wall people too.
No joke, he’d just gotten his new license about a month ago. Murphy’s law. I was reminded anew why I
hate loathe detest dislike the DMV so much.
First there was the preliminary forty-five minute wait in line. Then, he got a ticket with a two hour wait time. Not even a new license folks, just a duplicate. No eye test, new picture, etc. The only positive thing was they told us ahead of time it would be a two hour wait. (Jon just reminded me of that scene in Zootopia where the DMV staff are all animated sloths in slow motion. Oh. So. Funny. We all need humor to get through a DMV visit.)
So we actually left, did some errands and grabbed a quick lunch at home before heading back.
Here’s the silver lining to the day. When we dropped home for a bite to eat, one of the boys had just arrived home with a Chipotle brown bag – guac and chips. He offered samples, and I’m no fool. Chipotle guac was all I needed to turn my bad DMV day around! Because I love Chipotle guac just that much.
I started poking around online (while back at the DMV…) and discovered that Chipotle has very generously published their famous guacamole recipe for people like you and me! Excellent news at the DMV is rare, so three cheers for Chipotle!
Last weekend Jon and I went to a James Taylor concert at Tanglewood. I packed this amazing guac and chips in our picnic basket to enjoy with cocktails on the lawn. Fantastic choice. A great night on every count, but this guacamole pushed it over the top.
Tips to make the Original Chipotle Guacamole Recipe:
- Use fresh, ripe avocados. Avocado skin should be a deep green, purplish color. The avocado should yield to gentle pressure, like a ripe peach does.
- Cut the avocado in half and use a spoon to remove the pit. (Not a knife! Seriously – there are tons of ER visits every year involving avocado injuries – be safe!)
- Use a spoon to scoop out the avocado flesh.
- Save the avocado seed and store it nestled in the guacamole in an airtight container. It helps keep the color bright and fresh in the fridge or if you’re packing it in a picnic lunch!
- Even when storing in an airtight container, I adhere plastic wrap right to the surface of the guacamole before putting on the air tight cover. (It’s the oxygen that dulls the bright color of guac so fast.)
- Promptly cover and refrigerate leftovers. (If you have any, which I doubt.)
- Here’s a tip I have for keeping ripe avocados on hand. I buy a couple every time I’m at the store and keep them on my counter. When they get ripe, I transfer them to the refrigerator and they’ll stay nicely ripe in the refrigerator for a few days, sometimes up to a week. I use ripe avocados regularly in smoothies, dips and guacamole.
Other blue ribbon THLG recipes using avocado: Lime Black Bean Avocado Dip w/Feta, Creamy Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie Recipe w/Avocado, and Blistered Tomato Avocado Flatbread.
More great avocado recipes here: Creamy Avocado Hummus, Lemony Kale Chickpea Avocado Salad and Stuffed Avocados with Chicken Bacon Salad.
So without further ado, here’s the easy Original Chipotle Guacamole Recipe!
Original Chipotle Guacamole Recipe
- 2 ripe Hass avocados
- 2 teaspoons fresh squeezed lime juice
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro
- 1/4 cup finely diced red onion
- 1/2 jalapeño finely chopped (including seeds)
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- Cut the avocados in half and carefully remove the pit.
- Scoop out the avocado flesh and place in a medium mixing bowl.
- Toss with the lime juice.
- Add the salt now.
- Using a fork, pasty blender or potato masher, mash until the avocado is smooth.
- Fold in the diced red onion, chopped jalapeño and cilantro.
- Mix well.
- Taste the guacamole (over and over) and adjust seasonings if necessary.
- Store leftovers in the refrigerator an airtight container with the avocado pit to help keep fresh.
You may also enjoy: San Francisco Avocado Layer Dip
This is a great recipe to share, Allie! We make it often, and if it’s for company (a few families), I usually use 12 avocados and multiply the recipe by 6, which goes well with one very large red onion, a bunch of cilantro, and a couple of limes (following the recipe exactly or with a teensy bit more salt).
The amount of onion seems shocking if you haven’t made it before, but just mince it very fine and trust the recipe.
If you want a little bit of heat without cutting the jalapeño, I sometimes add some cayenne pepper instead.
Great guacamole! Thanks for sharing. 🙂
Thanks so much Bresca – and thanks for the tips too. I’ll have to try the cayenne, though I’ll have to be careful as I’m a wimp when it comes to heat, and so is most of my family. I guess Chipotle makes their guac in huge batches with 48 avocados per batch. Whoa. So much guac goodness! Hudson has an Elmo video he loves to watch (read:over and over driving us crazy) where all the characters are singing/screaming “We want guac, we want guac!”
That’s a riot. Lori and I and my two youngest went on a vacation to Maine this past week and I lost my credit card. She paid the bill for two days. She was not happy! Thx for sharing!
Thnx. Tony – I feel her pain!!!! And yours. But hope you had a good trip otherwise.
Louise Achor says
Thank you so much Aunt Pinkie – hope I can make a batch for you someday!
Susie Mandel says
Confession time: I used to hate guacamole because avocados are just not my favorite. However, I had some guacamole awhile back that had plenty of citrus in it and the flavor was just fantastic. So I have been slowly but surely eating more and more guacamole, but it has to be fresh and homemade. This is definitely one that I will make myself!
Susie!!! Guac with citrus? How unusual. Will def. have to try that, have never heard of it before. Good to know, thanks. Hope you’re having a great summer!
I immeadiately thought of Zootopia and the sloths before even finishing reading what you wrote. 🙂 🙂 🙂 But the guacamole sounds great, I make some quite often, I make it quite the same with the obligatory addtion of a finely chopped, seedless tomato. I love tomatoes, cannot leave them out. 🙂 I wish my kids would eat this.
happy wheels says
Very helpful advice in this particular post! It’s the little changes that make the largest changes. Thanks for sharing!
Jeff the Chef says
Who doesn’t love a bowl full of guac and a margarita or two in mid-summer? Thanks for the recipe!
Hi Allie, hope you are doing well, I have been on a long vacation and hence missed out on a lot of your recipes. Glad I am back reading them.
BTW loved your recipe… 🙂
Have a great weekend!!!