Hint: There’s no garlic in the recipe.

Chipotle has joined a list of popular restaurant chains sharing secret recipes while everyone is stuck at home. The Mexican fast-casual restaurant remains open in most of the country and has actually posted some of its biggest sales numbers in the past five years. Same-store sales more than doubled from the same time in 2016, with digital ordering up 81 percent. Still, with online ordering accessible for most customers, it's nice of Chipotle to share one of their most coveted recipes with America.

Guacamole originated in Mexico and grew popular in the 1990s after a ban on the fruit was released by the United States. Most people enjoy it as a dip, but it is also used as a component in salads and other main dishes. A traditional guacamole recipe incorporates lime juice to keep the flesh from turning brown and to add flavor. Many recipes also include tomatoes and garlic, neither of which are in Chipotle’s recipe. Chipotle also incorporates the seeds of the jalapeño. If you want yours to be less spicy, just take the seeds out.

Chipotle Guacamole Recipe


  • 2 ripe Hass avocados 
  • 2 tsp. lime juice 
  • 2 tbsp. chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1/2 diced jalapeño including seeds
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt


Place the two halved avocados in a bowl and then coat them with the lime juice. Add salt and then mash with a fork or potato masher until smooth. Fold in the rest of the ingredients and then add more salt to taste.

If you’re having trouble finding all the ingredients to make your own guac at home, Chipotle is offering free delivery with an order of $10 or more for a limited time. Follow Chipotle on Instagram and Twitter to get promo codes and win free food.  

Have you tried making this recipe yet? Did it taste like the guacamole at Chipotle? We'd love to know! Tell us in the comments!