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Chipotle Guacamole Recipe

No Need to Pay Extra — Make Your Own Chipotle Guac at Home!

One can never have enough of Chipotle Mexican Grill's guacamole, but you're in luck. We went into the kitchen with Chipotle to learn exactly how to make its legendary avocado dip, so you can always get your fix. The secret? A longtime recipe that comes courtesy of founder (and classically trained chef) Steve Ells.

Chipotle's Signature Guacamole

Chipotle's Signature Guacamole


For a complete chips-and-dip experience, serve guacamole with tortilla chips that have been tossed with lime juice and a sprinkling of salt, a signature at Chipotle Mexican Grill.

Chipotle's Signature Guacamole


6 large ripe avocados, peeled and pitted
1/4 cup citrus (lemon and lime) juice*
3 cups fresh cilantro, chopped
1 1/2 cups red onion, finely chopped
12 large serrano chili peppers, seeded and finely chopped*
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
Tortilla chips, for serving

*The original recipe calls for lime juice and jalapeño peppers.


  1. Using a fork, mash avocados with citrus juice in a small bowl.
  2. Add cilantro, chopped onion, serrano chili peppers, and salt. Stir to combine. Serve with tortilla chips, if desired.

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CoMMember1361025526258 CoMMember1361025526258 1 year

There's no way this recipe would be edible if you used 12 serranos. I'd probably just start with 2 and adjust from there.

CoMMember1361025526258 CoMMember1361025526258 2 years

12 serrano chilies to 6 avocados? I call b.s. on that.

Assistant-Community-Manager Assistant-Community-Manager 4 years
Delish!  Will have to try this version of guac for Cinco de Mayo this weekend!
co_curlysue co_curlysue 4 years
Nothing like a good bowl of guac and fresh chips. Yum.
Nancy-Einhart Nancy-Einhart 4 years
I can't wait to "flip the chips" at my next fiesta. 
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