If you're a fan of creamy, flavorful guacamole, you have to try making Chipotle guacamole at home. This recipe is perfect for those who love a little bit of heat and smokiness in their dips. Here's how to make Chipotle guacamole that will impress your friends and family.
Why You'll Love This Recipe
- It's easy to make - this recipe requires only a few ingredients and can be made in just a few minutes.
- It's flavorful - The addition of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce gives this guacamole recipe a smoky and slightly spicy flavor that is irresistible.
- It's versatile - This guacamole is great as a dip, as a topping for burgers or sandwiches, or as a side dish for your favorite Mexican meal.
Ingredients You'll Need
- Chipotles in Adobo Sauce
- Sour Cream
- Lime Juice (½ squeezed lime)
Chipotles in Adobo Sauce
If you love a little bit of heat and smokiness in your guacamole, then you need to try adding chipotles in adobo sauce to your recipe. Chipotles in adobo sauce are dried, smoked jalapeño peppers that have been rehydrated and then canned in a tangy, slightly sweet tomato sauce. The result is a complex flavor that adds depth and dimension to any dish, including guacamole.
How to Make Chipotle Guacamole
- Prepare Avocado - cut ripe avocados in half, removing pit and scooping flesh into bowl
- Mash - using fork, mash until smooth, adding sour cream to assist the mashing
- Mix - stir in the diced Chipotle peppers, minced garlic, salt, lime juice, and chopped cilantro.
- Taste - add more Chipotle Peppers or seasoning and enjoy!
Guacamole Variation Ideas
To make your Chipotle guacamole even more flavorful, experiment by adding your favorite herbs, spices and vegetables. Here are tasty ideas to elevate your guacamole.
Spices for Guacamole
- Garlic Powder
- Onion Powder
- Black Pepper
Vegetables in Guacamole
- Diced tomato
- De-seeded Jalapeno Pepper or Serrano Pepper
- Red Onion, finely diced
- ½ can Chickpeas, blended through food processor
- ¼ Red Bell Pepper, diced
Herbs in Guacamole
- Cilantro (Coriander)
- Basil - for a new twist
How to Make Guacamole Creamy
Sour cream is a versatile ingredient that can elevate the flavor and texture of many dishes, including guacamole. By adding sour cream to your guacamole, you'll create a dip that's not only creamy and smooth but also has a tangy kick that will leave your taste buds wanting more.
How to Serve Guacamole
When it comes to serving suggestions, this Chipotle guacamole goes well with just about anything. Try serving it with tortilla chips, veggies, or on top of your favorite Mexican dish. You can even use it as a topping for burgers or sandwiches.
- Taco Salad
- Beef or Chicken Nachos
- Chicken Wraps
- BLT Sandwich
Recipe Tips and FAQs
- Control the Heat - chipotles in adobo sauce can be quite spicy, so start by adding a small amount and adjust the heat level to your liking. You can always add more if you want more spice.
- Customize the Texture - some people like their guacamole chunky, while others prefer it smooth. You can control the texture of your guacamole by mashing the avocado more or less to your desired consistency.
- Mexican Crema - for an authentic Mexican cream, substitute with Mexican Crema, or add Greek Yogurt for a lower fat alternative
- Add Some Tomatoes - for an extra burst of flavor and texture, try adding some diced tomatoes to your guacamole. They will complement the smoky flavor of the chipotles and add some sweetness and acidity to the dip.
- Experiment with Toppings - try adding some crumbled queso fresco, diced fresh or crispy jalapeños, or chopped bacon to your chipotle guacamole for a fun twist on the classic recipe.
What's a Good Substitute for Chipotle?
- Tabasco Chipotle Sauce
- Cholula Hot Sauce with Chipotle
- Smokey Paprika Powder
- Chili Powder
Can I Make This Recipe Ahead of Time?
Yes, you can make this recipe ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator until you're ready to serve it. Just be sure to cover it with plastic wrap to prevent the avocado from browning too quickly.
Can I Freeze Guacamole?
It's not recommended to freeze guacamole as it can change the texture and flavor of the dip. It's best to make this recipe fresh and consume it as soon as possible.
Can I Make This Recipe Without Chipotle Peppers?
Yes, you can omit the chipotle peppers if you prefer a milder flavor. The guacamole will still be delicious without them.
If you have leftover guacamole, store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two days. The lime juice in the recipe will help prevent the avocado from browning too quickly, but it's best to consume the guacamole as soon as possible for the freshest flavor.
Dip Recipes to Try
- Salsa with Chipotle Peppers (my favorite for canning season)
- Baked Crab and Artichoke Dip
- Bread Bowl Spinach Dip
- Mango Tomato Salsa
- French Onion Dip Made From Scratch
- Blue Cheese Dip for Everything!
Overall, making Chipotle Guacamole at home is easy and rewarding. This recipe is perfect for entertaining or for a cozy night in with loved ones. So grab your avocados and canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, and get ready to impress your taste buds with this delicious dip. Bon Appetit! Приятного аппетита!
- 2 ripe avocados
- 1 Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce finely diced
- 1 tablespoon sour cream
- ½ garlic clove minced
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice juice of ½ fresh lime
- ⅓ cup cilantro chopped
- Cut the avocados in half, remove the pit, and scoop out the flesh into a bowl.
- Mash the avocado with a fork or a potato masher until it is mostly smooth with some chunks remaining. Add sour cream to assist the mashing.
- Mix in the diced Chipotle peppers, minced garlic, salt, lime juice, and chopped cilantro.
- Taste and adjust the seasoning as needed.
- Serve immediately or cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.
©PetersFoodAdventures.com *originally posted January 2017, updated May 2023