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

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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.

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Chipotle’s Signature Guacamole

From Chipotle Mexican Grill


  1. 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 chiles, seeded and finely chopped
    1 1/2 teaspoons salt
    Tortilla chips, for serving


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

Makes six to 10 servings.

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