Easy Guacamole is a Chipotle restaurant copycat that is made with ripe avocados, lime juice, cilantro, red onion, and jalapeno pepper. Be sure to add it to your Copycat Chipotle Chicken bowl next time!

Bowl of Easy Guacamole (Chipotle Copycat)

Easy Guacamole {Chipotle Copycat}

I was just at a Chipotle restaurant and the line was out the door, which is common around here since it is so popular. So, since I already had a chipotle chicken copycat recipe, fajita veggies, and cilantro lime rice recipe, why not add a side of guacamole to the list?

This is super easy to make and tastes just like the guacamole you would wait in line for at Chipotle. Dip in some tortilla chips, use it to top off your chicken bowl along with some fresh pico de gallo, or add it to wrap made with a homemade flour tortilla!

Raw Ingredients for Easy Guacamole (Chipotle Copycat)

Guacamole Ingredients

Avocados: Choose a couple of ripe avocados; I will let you know when they are ripe enough to use below. 

Cilantro: Fresh cilantro is used in this recipe. It’s a flavor that some people love, but some stay away from it altogether. It does make a difference in the flavor of this easy guacamole recipe, so try it before you forget about the recipe altogether. Wash the cilantro well before using it. Remove the leaves and discard the stems. Chop or rip the leaves to the size you prefer.

Onion: The raw red onion gives the guacamole some mild flavor that will enhance as it sits in the guacamole. If preferred, you could use a yellow or white onion.

Jalapeño Pepper: You can adjust the amount of jalapeno added according to your heat preference. I only used half of a jalapeno in this recipe with the seeds removed. So, how you can you tell if the jalapeno is spicy?  The older the pepper the spicier it will be. Looking at a pepper, the older ones will have stress marks, like little white lines or flecks on the flesh. The younger (less spicy) peppers will have clear shiny flesh. So if you like them hot, pick the older pepper. If you like the mild, pick the younger one (and feel free to add more)! 

How to Make Easy Guacamole

I like this easy guacamole {Chipotle copycat} recipe because it’s easy and it is more of a classic recipe for guacamole, which means more people will probably enjoy it. To make it, peel and pit the avocados. Then, scoop the avocado flesh into a bowl and mash with the lime juice and salt. Once smooth (or your desired consistency), fold in the cilantro, onion, and jalapeno and mix until combined. That’s it! Store it in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.

Overhead Picture of a Bowl of Easy Guacamole (Chipotle Copycat)

How to Store Guacamole

If you are making easy guacamole ahead of time, there is a way to keep it from turning brown for up to 2 days in advance! Just follow these simple steps for the method I found to work the best:

  1. Place the guacamole in a bowl that has a tight lid.
  2. Flatten the top of the guacamole so you have a smooth surface.
  3. Add a layer of water on top of the guacamole. 
  4. Seal the bowl tightly with the lid. 
  5. Place in the refrigerator.
  6. When ready to serve, pour off the water that was on top and stir.
  7. Dip in!

How to Tell if Avocados are Ripe

The avocados should be ripe when making guacamole. But, how can you tell when they are ready to be used? Whether you buy them at the store ready to go or buy them rock-hard and let them ripen at home, there are a few tests you can do to make sure they are ripe.

Avocados are ripe when they are soft, but not mushy, near the top and bottom (not around the center). The peel may also be a bit darker when ripe, but the touch test is your best bet.

Another way to check for ripeness is to remove the little stem on top of the avocado. If you see green, the avocado is ready to go. If you see brown, there are probably more brown spots in the avocado. And finally, if the stem is hard to remove, the avocado is not ripe enough to use just yet.

Chip Dipped into Easy Guacamole (Chipotle Copycat)

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Easy Guacamole {Chipotle Copycat}

Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Easy Guacamole is a Chipotle restaurant copycat made with ripe avocados, lime juice, cilantro, red onion, and jalapeno pepper.

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe avocados, peeled, cut in half, pits removed
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  • ¼ cup red onion, diced (approximately ¼ of an onion)
  • ½ medium jalapeno pepper, diced, seeds removed

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, add avocados, lime juice, and salt. Mash until smooth.
  • Fold in cilantro, onion, and jalapeño and mix until combined.

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