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The Authentic Chipotle Guacamole Recipe

The Authentic Chipotle Guacamole Recipe

The Chipotle guacamole recipe can save you money and impress your friends! Everyone knows the guac is extra at Chipotle but now you can make it yourself! Wow your friends with this favorite staple.

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We originally found this recipe directly on the Chipotle website. So why are we re-posting it here? We’ve found that many restaurants post their secret recipes and then later delete them. We don’t want this authentic Chipotle guacamole recipe to disappear from the Internet forever! And what happens if Chipotle goes out of business later?! We can’t even bear to think of it.

Chipotle Guacamole for

The Chipotle guacamole recipe calls for six ingredients.

Here’s what it takes:

  • 2 ripe Hass avocados
  • 1/4 cup red onion (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 jalapeño (finely chopped, with seeds)
  • 2 tbsp cilantro (chopped)
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt

Of course, Chipotle creates their signature guac in enormous batches. Each restaurant uses 48 avocados in a batch and create several batches per day!

The recipe they published is based on a 2 avocado base so that it’s more manageable for regular human consumption. Of course, you can halve or double this recipe as needed to meet the needs of your household or party size.

Great guac begins with great avocados.

The avocados you use will make or break your guacamole. If you choose lousy avocados, you’ll have lousy guac. That’s why Chipotle stresses choosing the absolute best avocados you can find!

Avocados are strange. They do not ripen on the trees, they ripen after harvesting. Skin color isn’t the best indicator for ripeness, either. In order to find a perfectly ripe avocado, you will need to evaluate the color and feel of the fruit.

The first step to choose an avocado is to evaluate the skin color. Generally, the darker skin colors indicate a riper fruit but this is not always the case.

The next step is to evaluate the feel of the avocado. Place it in your hand. If you detect large indentations, the fruit is bruised and should be discarded. If it isn’t bruised, gently squeeze without your fingertips. Ripe avocados yield to firm, gentle pressure but do not feel mushy. If the fruit is slightly firm, it will ripen within the next few days.

According to Chipotle, the ideal avocado should be “squishy yet firm.” They describe this as feeling like the palm of your hand. It should also have a nice dark green color.

The real Chipotle guacamole recipe has just seven steps!

Like I said, we originally found this recipe on the Chipotle website. It’s not a copycat recipe – this is the real deal!

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Cut the avocado in half and carefully remove the pit.
  2. Scoop the avocado and place them in a medium-sized mixing bowl.
  3. Toss the avocados with lime juice to coat them.
  4. Add the salt.
  5. Use a fork or potato masher to mash the avocados into a smooth consistency.
  6. Fold the remaining ingredients into the mixture. Mix well.
  7. Taste and adjust the seasonings. Repeat if needed.

That’s all, folks! That’s all it takes.

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Sarah Cummings

Monday 19th of November 2018

Wow! That's so easy to prepare! Great post! :)

Riley Thomson

Tuesday 20th of November 2018

Sarah, Thanks! I hope it was super delicious too! -Riley