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Fresh herbs along with bits of jalapeño and red onion speckle the creamy chunks of avocado in this Chipotle guac recipe. Citrus juice and salt finish it off for a simple and fresh dish you won’t be able to resist.
Chipotle Guacamole Recipe Instructions
All you need is a few minutes of prep before putting it all together.
- Chop the jalapeno, red onion, and cilantro and transfer to a bowl.
- Add the avocado, citrus juices, and salt.
- Mash it all together with a fork.
It’s really that simple! Scale the amounts up or down depending on how much you need, then cover it in plastic until you’re ready to serve.
Helpful Tips and Tricks
- Wear gloves. It’s a good idea to protect your hands when handling jalapeños. The oils can cause irritations when transferred to the eyes and nose, and it’s easy to miss spots when washing with soap and water.
- Prevent browning. Wrap the bowl tightly with plastic wrap and press it down so it touches the guac itself. You can also cover the dip with a layer of water first. Just pour it off and give everything a quick stir before serving.
- Adjust the heat. I think the creaminess of the avocado balances out one jalapeño nicely. If you think it’s too much, only use half of the pepper or leave it out entirely.
Spoon some onto tacos and burritos or spread it on your favorite sandwiches. You can even put it on your burgers!
FAQ – Common Recipe Questions
How long does Chipotle guacamole last in the fridge?
With the proper protection, it should stay fresh for 3 to 4 days. A little bit of browning is safe to eat, but I would recommend making a new batch if the entire container has turned.
What else can I add to this Chipotle guac recipe?
Feel free to get creative depending on your texture and flavor preferences. Chopped tomatoes and bell peppers are popular additions, just be sure to remove all of the seeds before mixing them in.
If you want to include some extra seasoning, try some garlic powder or a little cayenne pepper for added heat.
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Chipotle Guacamole Recipe + Video
- 1 medium jalapeño, (deseeded, deveined and minced)
- 1/4 cup fresh minced red onion
- 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
- 8 ripe avocado
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice, a squeeze
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- Add jalapeño, onion and cilantro in a medium size bowl. Slice avocados in half and place one pit in the bowl. Scoop out avocado and add to bowl. Add lemon and lime juices and salt. Use a fork to mash avocado to preferred consistency.
- Cover avocado pit with guacamole to keep it from oxidizing (it really works) and press plastic wrap on to top of guacamole until ready to serve.
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.
Originally published October 2013, updated and republished April 2021
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