Chipotle Copycat Guacamole

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Looking for a crowd-pleasing appetizer or topping that’s bursting with flavor? Look no further than this Chipotle copycat guacamole recipe! With just a handful of fresh ingredients and simple steps to follow, you can make a homemade guacamole that almost makes you feel like you’re sitting right inside a Chipotle. 😉 

This guacamole recipe is not only delicious but also incredibly versatile. Whether you’re using it as a dip for chips or veggies, or as a topping for tacos or burrito bowls, this guacamole will add a burst of flavor and freshness to any dish. Plus, with the smoky and spicy flavor of chipotle peppers, this guacamole is sure to impress even the most discerning taste buds.

So grab some ripe avocados, and a few simple ingredients, and get ready to make a guacamole that will have your friends and family coming back for more! Serve this guacamole with Fiesta Taco SaladCream Cheese Chicken EnchiladasSlow Cooker Tacos With Ground Beef, and Taco Soup friends and family will want to come over for dinner every night. 

No matter how you serve up this easy guacamole, it is going to be a hit. Fresh avocado, onions, and a hint of lime in each bite. This copycat Chipotle recipe is one we make often for Taco Tuesday in our home.

Ingredients Needed

guacamole ingredients, onion, lime, garlic avocado, cilantro

  • Avocado
  • Garlic
  • Onions
  • Lime
  • Jalapeño
  • Cilantro
  • Little bit of salt (the image has too much salt. I got a little excited filling that little bowl)

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How to Make

guacamole with chip in it on table


Step 1: Grab your food processor, and add in the garlic, jalapeño, lime juice, cilantro and a pinch of salt. Mix up until you get a nice creamy texture.

dice avocado

Step 2: Then you will dice up your avocado in a bowl.

add onion lime juice

Step 3: And onion. Add the cilantro mix, more lime juice to taste and mix until all combined.

guacamole in a serving tray with chip in it

Serve up with chips, veggies, etc.


Guacamole needs to be stored in an airtight container in the fridge. I love this little contraption to keep it super fresh. You will find it is best served fresh, as it will begin to turn brown as it sits in the fridge. Alternatively you can place plastic wrap right on top of the guacamole so that none of the guacamole is touching any air to help the dip from browning as fast.

Another tip is to place the avocado pit in the bowl with the guac, to help the browning process.

Expert Tips and Variations

  • Make sure to use fresh ripe ingredients for the best flavor.
  • The cilantro is an ingredient you can control how much or little you add.
  • Consider dicing up tomatoes to mix in. Just know it will takeaway from the copycat recipe.
  • Double or triple the recipe if you want extra to serve a crowd.
  • If you are not a fan of heat, leave out the jalapeño. Or de-seed peppers to prevent heat.

This guacamole recipe tastes incredible topped on several favorite Southern Plate recipes including:

Cream Cheese Chicken Enchiladas

slow cooker tacos

Instant Pot Beef Barbacoa Tacos

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos 


Recipe FAQs

Common questions when making this Chipotle Copycat Guacamole recipe.

How to pick ripe avocados?

Here are a few pointers on how to pick ripe avocados. Grab the avocado, and gently squeeze it and if it is somewhat soft, that means your avocado is riper. If it is very firm, that means it needs more time. The other thing to look for is making sure there is not any bruising or soft spots in your avocado.

How to ripen avocados?

Place your under ripe avocado in a brown paper bag with a banana or even a kiwi. Allow it to sit in the bag for 1-2 days. The natural gasses released will ripen the avocado perfectly.

Can you freeze guacamole?

Guacamole can be frozen, but it will alter the flavor and texture. The avocado dip will lose a lot of the flavor, and the texture will be soggier. I recommend only making what you plan to eat.

How long does this dip last?

3-4 days is the max life of this dip. You will find after a bit it begins to lose the flavor, becomes watery, and spoils. The best flavor is eaten fresh or within the first 2 days.

square bowl of guacamole on table
guacamole in a serving tray with chip in it

Chipotle Copycat Guacamole

Chipotle Copycat Guacamole is a copycat recipe you can make at home but enjoy the same flavors of the classic Chipotle guac. Give this dip a try today and pair with chips, top your burrito bowl, and more.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: copycat chipotle guacamole, guacamole, guacamole recipe
Servings: 6


  • 4-5 hass avocados
  • 1/2 cup of cilantro
  • 2 limes
  • 1/2 purple onion
  • 6-7 jalapeño slices optional
  • 2 tablespoons of minced garlic


  •  In a food processor, blend garlic, lime juice, jalapeño, and cilantro into a juice.
  •   Peel and chop avocados into chunks in a mixing bowl. Add diced onion and cilantro lime juice. Mix until creamy.
  • Serve with your favorite chips or vegetable sticks.


Use fresh ingredients for the best flavor. 
Store leftover guacamole in the fridge for 3-4 days. I recommend placing plastic wrap on top of the guacamole to help prevent browning of avocado. 
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