Chipotle Mexican Grill Guacamole

Chipotle Mexican Grill Guacamole is one of the best guacamoles around. It’s made fresh with wholesome ingredients. Now you can make guacamole like Chipotle at home with this easy copycat recipe.

Copycat Chipotle guacamole in a wood bowl.

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Chipotle guacamole

Chipotle Mexican Grill is known for making everything fresh, and their guacamole is one of my favorite guacamoles. My one major complaint about guacamole is that it is generally served in smaller portions than I would like.

However, to celebrate National Guacamole Day, Chipotle introduced an 8-ounce large guacamole that might actually be enough to get you through your whole pile of tortilla chips.

Chipotle’s perfectly seasoned guacamole is made from scratch all day long. It’s full of chunky pieces of avocado and other fresh ingredients. Now you can enjoy this much-loved guacamole at home with this easy copycat guacamole recipe.

Everyone knows the saying: Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. In my case, however, imitation is the sincerest form of having access to this delicious guacamole 24/7.

If you love the guacamole from Chipotle, then this recipe is perfect for you.

Chipotle Guacamole Ingredients

The ingredients in this copycat guacamole recipe are simple and easily identifiable:

  • Ripe avocados
  • Fresh garlic
  • Red onion
  • Lemon juice
  • Vibrant splash of lime juice.
  • Jalapenos add just the right hint of spicy heat.
Copycat Chipotle guacamole ingredients on a wood board.

How to tell if an avocado is ripe

Many people tend to stress over knowing when an avocado is ripe, so here are some tips:

  • When pressed lightly with your thumb, a ripe avocado should yield to the pressure just slightly. If it feels hard and rigid, it isn’t ready; if it feels very soft, your avocado is too far gone.
  • The skin of a ripe Hass avocado (the most common kind) should be colored a deep purple to almost black.
  • On the narrower end of an avocado is a small nubby stem. Remove that woody stub and check the color underneath. If it’s a creamy yellow color, your avocado is ripe. If it’s brown, your avocado is on the old side and will have brown spots on the inside flesh.

How to Make Chipotle Guacamole

This guacamole is very easy to make and requires no cooking!

  1. Cut the avocados in half and scoop out the flesh into a bowl.
  2. Cut the flesh into chunks.
  3. Add red onion, jalapeno, garlic, lemon juice, lime juice, and salt.
Copycat Chipotle guacamole ingredients in a mortar and pestle.
  1. Gently mix the ingredients together.
  2. Serve immediately.
A bowl of copycat Chipotle guacamole.

What to serve with guacamole

For the best chip-and-dip experience, serve your guacamole with tortilla chips tossed with lime juice and sprinkled with salt, just like the ones at Chipotle.

Serve with fresh veggies for a low carb and keto friendly appetizer.

Serve as a dip for cooked shrimp for a heartier appetizer or light meal.

Storing guacamole

Guacamole is at its best when it’s prepared fresh and served immediately.

To store leftover guacamole, place the leftovers in an airtight container. Press plastic wrap on the surface and then seal the container. Store it in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Freezing is not recommended.

Copycat Chipotle guacamole and tortilla chips.

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Copycat Chipotle guacamole in a wood bowl.

Chipotle Mexican Grill Guacamole

You can make Chipotle Mexican Grill Guacamole at home with this easy copycat recipe.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Avocados, Guacamole
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 246kcal


  • 6 small ripe avocados (if you are using the large ones 3 will do)
  • 1/2 cup minced red onion
  • 1 minced jalapeno pepper
  • 1 chopped garlic clove
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt


  • Cut the avocados in half, scoop out the flesh into a large bowl.
  • Gently break or cut the flesh into smaller pieces, but leave it very chunky.
  • Add the red onion, jalapeno, garlic, and lime juice.
  • Gently mix the ingredients together.
  • Add salt to your desired taste.



Calories: 246kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 156mg | Potassium: 745mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 220IU | Vitamin C: 17.2mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.8mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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Reader Interactions


  1. Toni | BoulderLocavore

    5 stars
    I love guacamole AND Chipotle’s guac so I’m sure this recipe would get the thumbs up in our house!

  2. Angie

    This is not the right recipe. I used to work there. Go to my blog post for the correct way to make it.

  3. lawhisper

    This is not the Chipotle Mexican Grill recipe. They do not use garlic, and the add cilantro. You mash the avocados first, then add salt and citrus juice. They use a blend of lemon lime, then you add the rest of the ingredients. I kniw this because I managed a Chipotle restaurant for 3 years.

  4. Cerulean_carbon

    Hun, you’re putting the limes in upside down! The cut side is supposed to face the bottom curved area. That way the juice can flow through the holes in the bottom and you get more juice that way! 🙂

  5. Emiliaxox3

    I actually work for Chipotle and have made the guac there, and we do not use garlic. Our exact ingredients are:
    Red onions
    Citrus-lime juice

5 from 4 votes (1 rating without comment)

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