Do you want to know something surprising? I never liked avocados and definitely not guacamole, until I was in my late twenties. I have no idea why it took me so long to fall in love with both. Of course, my husband and I both feel in love with chargrilled oysters only a few years ago (in our thirties). It’s fair to say that you can fall in love with different food at any age. Anyone else have a new found love for avocados or have you liked them your whole life?
At some point, we had a Chipotle nearby and I could have their delicious guacamole anytime I wanted. I enjoyed indulging in my own personal “chips and guac” (especially in the car). Unfortunately, the local Chipotle closed and there went all my quick “chips and guac” dreams. Thankfully, Chipotle has shared their guacamole recipe a couple of times, though I know it by heart now. I like to call it my “Copycat Chipotle guacamole”.
With only six ingredients, this recipe is so easy to make. When it’s done, sprinkle chopped cilantro and Kosher salt on top. I like to make it ahead and keep it in the fridge too, until I’m ready for dinner. Believe me, if you keep it out – you’ll eat it. So, if you want to have some for taco night, put it up! HA! If you have the extra time, make some fresh tortilla chips too. Freshly made, warm chips, plus this Copycat Chiptole Guacamole is DEVINE and maybe DEADLY.
This creamy and smooth guacamole will remind you of Chiptole all over again.
- 6 Small Hass Avocados, ripe and pitted
- 1/2 cup Red Onion, Chopped
- 4 tsp. Lime Juice
- 2 tsp. Cilantro, finely chopped
- 1/2 Jalapeño Pepper, chopped
- 1 tsp. Salt
- Half avocados and discard pits.
- Scoop avocado into bowl and smash.
- Add remaining ingredients and smash until creamy.
- Sprinkle some fresh cilantro to top of guacamole.
- Put in fridge for 15-20 minutes for flavors to set.
We may no longer have Chipotle in town, but that is okay. We have “Chipotle Night” in this house often and it always features this guacamole recipe. Especially, now during this pandemic, it’s nice to be able to re-create some of your favorite restaurant recipes at home.