Copy Cat Recipe – Chipotle’s Guacamole

February 28, 2012

Please note the triangle -- I accidently included a clove of garlic in the picture which is NOT in the recipe... I make mistakes so please be kind ;)

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Other Chipotle Recipe – Copycat Recipe: Chipotle’s Cilantro Lime Rice

First off I LOVE Chipotle but not the price tag. You do get a lot of food at Chipotle but it is more wallet- friendly to make the copy cat versions at home 😉 I decided to tackle Chipotle’s Guacamole. Plus it is gluten-free.

I was able to see the official Chipotle’s Guacamole and took the time to size it down for you :)

Now there are many copy cat recipes for this guacamole out there BUT many forget the secret ingredient — Lemon Juice !

What You Need

3 Ripe Avocados

1/2 Cup of Chopped Red Onions

1/2 Cup of Chopped Cilantro

1/3 Cup Chopped Jalapeno

1/8 Cup of Lemon and Lime Juice — 80/20 ratio

Pinch of salt

What To Do

Place Avocados in a bowl and mash with a fork – You will want to leave it a little chunky.

Add all the other ingredients and mix

and Enjoy!!!!

(WARNING: This recipe is VERY addictive)

Copy Cat Recipe of Chipotle's Guacamole
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Copy Cat Recipe of Chipotle's Guacamole
  • 3 Ripe Avocados
  • ½ Cup of Chopped Red Onions
  • ½ Cup of Chopped Cilantro
  • ⅓ Cup Chopped Jalapeno
  • ⅛ Cup of Lemon and Lime Juice -- 80/20 ratio
  • Pinch of Salt
  1. Place Avocados in a bowl and mash with a fork - You will want to leave it a little chunky.
  2. Add all the other ingredients and mix
  3. Enjoy!!!!

Make sure to check out how to make Chipotle’s Rice

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{ 37 comments… read them below or add one }

sandra February 18, 2012 at 2:46 pm

hi, does 1/8 cup of lemon and lime juice mean 1/8 cup of each, or mix the juice and use 1/8 cup of it? thanks


Budget Savvy Diva February 18, 2012 at 3:02 pm

Not of each
80% lime
20% Lemon


Chipotle Goddess February 18, 2012 at 3:31 pm

Hi! It sounds perfect, baring one thing: Chipotle puts salt in theirs as well. Normally 3 tablespoons for a batch, so I would recommend a pinch. Otherwise, that’s a fantastic copy!


Jennifer February 20, 2012 at 2:52 pm



NANCY March 4, 2012 at 8:48 pm

I just made this and my hubby and I LOVE it!! I wouldn’t change a thing, although, I didn’t measure anything!! I do have one question, this is the first time I have ever used cilantro, do I chop it while it is still on the stems?


Budget Savvy Diva March 4, 2012 at 9:16 pm

I am so glad you liked it :) You can eat the stems in cilantro – I usually only use the leaves.


NANCY March 4, 2012 at 9:20 pm

How do you chop just the leaves? Thats what I did, but I wasn’t able to get them very finely chopped.


Budget Savvy Diva March 4, 2012 at 9:27 pm

I actually have a herb knife. Basically take all the leaves and squish them together and cut them as finely as possible… I hope that helps.


Lindsey March 11, 2012 at 4:32 pm

Thanks for the recipe! You can also use kitchen scissors to cut up parsley or cilantro leaves. Very easy!

Brian May 31, 2012 at 12:57 am

It’s Kosher Salt


Gloria June 26, 2012 at 11:08 pm

Hi, just for clarification is it 80% lime or lemon because in the recipe you have it listed as Lemon then Lime (80-20) but in an above comment you have it as Lime then Lemon. The original makes me think that it should be 80 percent lemon as lemon is the first listed.


Jackie July 3, 2012 at 3:29 am

I was wondering the same thing!


Diane January 6, 2016 at 5:04 pm

Me too…it could be listed lime/lemon (80/20) or lime (80%) lemon (20%) Also, it might be easier to use measuring spoons…just a thought. After going through several recipes this is the one I’m going to try.


Stacy June 27, 2012 at 1:30 am

How much does this serve? Just wondering if I need to double


Regina November 2, 2012 at 4:09 am

Yes, I was also wondering how many people does this serve?


Budget Savvy Diva November 2, 2012 at 1:59 pm

about 4


Lindsay November 18, 2012 at 7:36 pm

I made this a month ago and can’t wait to make it again. Fantastic!


alexus1325 November 28, 2012 at 5:31 am

I see you placed your wooden cutting board on top of a hot stove element. Apparently, we are kitchen sisters 😛 Anyway, I wonder just how much a difference the cilantro makes, as I’ve been making guac for years without it.


Wendy December 10, 2012 at 1:52 am

Cilantro makes it AmAzInG! Try it, it gives it a fresh taste.


Lindsay N. November 28, 2012 at 5:41 am

This looks amazing!

Very easy and straight forward. I’m a total guacamole addict so I’ll be making this very soon.


Vita @ Juicer Depot December 8, 2012 at 7:22 am

So glad I found this. I love anything Chipotle makes. Can’t wait to try it.


Katherine January 15, 2013 at 3:51 pm

I made this and the rice two days ago. It was a hit! The husband and I went out of our comfort zone with the cilantro lime rice, but was surprised how much we liked it. I will be making it again next week :) Thanks to you BSD I can cook and have my husband like it 😉


Sarah M March 1, 2013 at 8:52 pm

Love this recipe! I included a link to it in a round-up of quick and easy appetizers on my blog at


Stefanie April 17, 2013 at 3:37 am

Bacon! I thought they used bacon as well?


Geri April 24, 2013 at 10:05 pm

When you say chopped jalapeno – is that with or without the seeds? I know if I like spicy use the seeds, but what does Chipolte do?


Watson April 24, 2013 at 10:22 pm

Without the seeds


Christine S. May 17, 2013 at 12:07 am

This guac is amazing. 2 legit 2 quit.


Donna M February 3, 2014 at 12:25 am

Amazing. I didn’t even measure anything and also left out the jalapenos and it was amazing! Thanks for the great recipe. I was wondering how to cut the cilantro but I saw the answer above. I will try that next time because my cilantro wasn’t very fine but it was still good. Made crock pot chicken taco meat and ate it with this yummy guacamole.


Watson February 3, 2014 at 1:03 am

Awww thank you for commenting what you thought – you rock!


Bee February 28, 2014 at 4:24 am

as an employee of chipotle, you’re recipe is 100% accurate! i love this stuff and i’m so glad it’s gluten & GMO free (in the store we only use organic :) ) thanks for posting!


Allie Talley March 14, 2014 at 6:07 pm

I’ve been looking for a copy cat of Chipotle’s guac! Everyone that I find doesn’t taste quite the same :( This is on my list next to try!


Jenn Westad April 4, 2014 at 8:06 pm

OMG…I go there just for the guac. YES!


Linda November 11, 2014 at 10:07 pm

We are doing a guacamole roundup on Friday for Guacamole Day and wondered if we could include this delicious recipe and picture in our post. There would be a link for the recipe to your post along with your blogs name.
Thanks so much.


Sara November 12, 2014 at 1:06 am

Feel free to use it


Eila O'Hara December 21, 2014 at 10:17 pm


Can you just clarify the 1/8 cup lemon and lime juice? I know its 80% lime and 20% lemon BUT does that mean I fill up my cup 80% full with lime juice and then fill it the rest of the way with lemon? How do I know what is 80%?


Carole March 22, 2015 at 3:38 am

So. Here’s my secret. Texas Native y’all, so i know my guac.

Ditch the lemon/lime juice. Yep. i said it.
i use an orange. An orange y’all, an orange. Just squeeze it in bit by bit. Too much lime or lemon juice has ruined too many of my guacs… So! One day i realized! Orange! Citrus! Same thang!

i have never made a batch of Guac differently since. From guac for 2 to 16. For reals.

So, that’s a true Texans secret. An orange. That simple.

i honestly don’t put anything except Avacados, Garlic, Orange Juice and salt in my Guac. I get raves. My dad ate a whole bowl by himself last week. That’s a super high compliment in my book!

But Chipotle Guac is awesome too! Thanks BSD!!! <3


Joni June 6, 2015 at 7:46 pm

I just discovered this guacamole from my niece and have made it several times since the beginning of May! Thank you for sharing it it is awesome!


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