I’m obsessed with the guacamole from Chipotle, so I just had to nail down a copycat recipe! Perfectly creamy, bright, and a little salty, this guac recipe tastes just like the one we love spooned onto our burritos and bowls (and yes, we know it’s extra!).
What Makes This Recipe So Good
- When I say it tastes JUST LIKE the guacamole from Chipotle, I mean it tastes JUST LIKE the guacamole from Chipotle! I may or may not have developed this recipe side-by-side with a big bowl of guac straight from the source, tweaking and perfecting the ingredients until I had a bite-for-bite copycat that would fool even the savviest of guacamole eaters. The sacrifices I make for this blog, y’all.
- It’s such a simple recipe. You don’t need any fancy ingredients or special equipment – just a bowl, a potato masher, avocados, red onion, cilantro, jalapeños, limes, and salt. Essentially, you just put everything in the bowl and stir it together!
- This is one recipe you can easily scale up to feed a large group or scale down to feed just you. Just be sure to taste as you go and adjust the salt and lime juice as needed to keep everything perfectly balanced!
- Make sure you use enough salt! If you’re like me, you tend to shy away from overdoing the salt at home. Well, I can guarantee they’re not shying away at your favorite restaurants! Using enough salt in this guac is key to really nailing that burrito bar flavor you’re looking for.
- Ever notice that Chipotle’s chips have this really delicious tang to them? To mimic that, use lime-flavored chips! The lime on the chips adds an extra brightness to the guac that’s really, really nice. Make your own by just squeezing a little lime juice over your tortilla chips, or use store-bought lime flavored chips.
- So, the amount of lime juice you’ll get from one lime is entirely dependent upon the lime itself. So, rather than just relying on “juice from 1 lime”, you’ll want to add some lime juice, then taste the guac, then add a little more juice, then taste again, etc. Repeat the cycle until you’ve really perfected that flavor (do the same with the salt, too!).
- Chipotle’s guacamole isn’t chunky, like, at all, so don’t be afraid to mash the living daylights out of the avocados before stirring in the rest of your ingredients! That really smooth avocado consistency will help your guac taste and feel even more like the restaurant’s.
More Delicious Avocado Recipes
- Creamy Avocado Ranch Dressing
- Avocado Salad
- Whole30 Chipotle Beef & Avocado Bowls (Paleo Sofritas Copycat)
- Whole30 Pork and Pineapple Bowls with Plantains, Coconut Cauliflower Rice, and Avocado Lime Mousse
- Avocado Chips
- 3 large avocados halved, pit removed
- 2 tablespoons chopped red onion
- 2 teaspoons finely minced jalapeños
- 1 teaspoon chopped cilantro
- 3-4 tablespoons fresh lime juice juice from 1-2 large limes
- ½ teaspoon salt plus more to taste
- Medium bowl
- potato masher or fork
- Scoop flesh of avocados into medium bowl. Use potato masher or fork to mash avocado incredibly well.
- Stir in remaining ingredients. For salt, start with ½ teaspoon. For lime juice, start with juice from 1 lime. Combine ingredients thoroughly, then taste and adjust salt and lime juice, adding more as desired. Once flavors have been adjusted to taste, serve immediately with tortilla chips.
- I typically use roughly 1 teaspoon salt and the juice from 2 large limes to get that perfect Chipotle taste.
- Salt: Don’t shy away from the salt here. I promise you your favorite restaurants aren’t! Using enough salt is key if you’re trying to match flavors.
- Lime Juice: Limes vary in the amount of juice they produce, so you’ll want to add a little, then taste, then add a little more, then taste, etc. until you’ve got the ratios just right.
- Consistency: Chipotle’s guacamole is pretty smooth, so you’ll want to mash the avocados really, really well to match that texture.
- To Serve: I recommend using lime tortilla chips. Chipotle’s chips have a little tang to them, and the lime really captures that brightness. You can either squeeze a little lime juice over your plain tortilla chips, or use lime-flavored chips (Late July Snacks and Tostito’s both have great ones).
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