Hint: There’s no garlic in the recipe.

Chipotle has joined a list of popular restaurant chains sharing secret recipes. If you've got some spare avocados and some time, you can make Chipotle's famous guacamole recipe at home.

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.


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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 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.

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!