Chipotle Guacamole is a smokey and spicy avocado dip that has an authentic taste of Mexico. Rich and creamy, it only take minutes to make. The perfect guac dip to eat alongside your nacho chips and Chipotle Salsa!
Where did Guacamole originate?
Guacamole, sometimes referred to as 'guac' originated with the Aztecs. It has evolved to be an integral part of modern Mexican cuisine. It's basically mashed avocado with salt, with most recipes adding a variety of fresh ingredients.
Ingredients You'll Need
- Chipotles in Adobo Sauce
- Sour Cream
- Lime Juice (½ squeezed lime)
Chipotles in Adobo Sauce
Chipotles in Adobo Sauce are the hero that makes this recipe taste authentic. They are smoked and dried jalapeños that are canned in a tangy tomato sauce. Chipotles in Adobo are spicy, but not crazy spicy.
You can control how much heat you want in your spicy guacamole. I recommend to finely dice one chipotle to your guacamole for a nice balance of smokiness and spiciness. Most supermarkets sell it, or you can find on Amazon.
Guacamole with Sour Cream
Sour cream isn't usually added to Guacamole, however, I find that even just a little bit adds a creaminess and makes the Guacamole easier to mash. This is the secret to a creamy guacamole. Don't overuse sour cream, it's not the hero of the dish, the avocado is. Too much sour cream will make your guacamole taste bland.
How to make Chipotle Guacamole
It's important to use ripe avocados, as the green hard avocados will be hard to mash. To remove the avocado seed, very carefully, whack your knife to the centre of the seed (of a half cut avocado) until it grips in, then twist to remove the seed. Be careful not to cut yourself! This way the avocado seed removes cleanly and you won't waste any delicious avocado.
- Mash the avocado with a fork until smooth. Add the sour cream to assist the mashing
- Mix in the ½ of the diced Chipotle, if you are worried about the heat of the peppers
- Add minced garlic, salt, lime juice, and cilantro
- Taste! Add more Chipotle Peppers or seasoning and enjoy!
What's a Good Substitute for Chipotle?
I love the smokey flavour of Mexican chipotle peppers, but sometimes they're hard to find. Tabasco brand chili sauce makes a Tabasco Chipotle sauce, which is a perfect easy addition to guacamole. Add a few dashes. I use about a teaspoon or more! It adds an authentic Mexican flavour to your guacamole. You can also use Cholula Hot Sauce with Chipotle too!
Ideas for Guacamole
You can make guacamole your own by adding your favorite ingredients. Experiment with your favorite herbs, spices and vegetables. Here are common additions to guacamole.
Spices for Guacamole
- ¼ teaspoon Cumin
- ½ teaspoon Paprika
- ½ teaspoon Garlic Powder
- ½ teaspoon Onion Powder
- ½ teaspoon Black Pepper
Vegetables in Guacamole
- 1 cup Diced tomatoes
- 1 de-seeded Jalapeno Pepper or Serrano Pepper
- ¼ 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
What to eat Guacamole with
Chipotle Guacamole is a perfect condiment to eat alongside your Tex-Mex and Mexican inspired meals. Use as a dip or generously slather on your meal.
- Taco Salad
- Beef or Chicken Nachos
- Dip for Nacho Chips
- Spice up your hamburgers with Guac
- Chicken Wraps
- Take your BLT to the next level
- Mash your ripe avocados with a potato masher instead of a fork. So much easier!
- Substitute Sour Cream with Mexican Crema or Greek Yogurt
- If you can't find Adobo sauce or Tabasco, substitute with 1 teaspoons of smokey Paprika.
- Storing guacamole in the fridge can make it go brown. Lightly squeeze more lime juice over the guacamole and cover with cling wrap. Limit exposure to air.
- Substitute fresh garlic with garlic powder
Salsa Recipes You'll Love!
- Salsa with Chipotle Peppers (my favorite for canning season)
- Fresh Salsa or Pico de Gallo
- Mango Tomato Salsa
This Chipotle Guacamole Recipe probably doesn't even take 5 minutes to make, and is so good, I could eat it all day long. This is not the Chipotle Copycat Guacamole recipe, but I think it's easier and tastier. Bon Appetit! Приятного аппетита!
- 2 ripe avocados
- 1 Chipotle in Adobo Sauce finely diced
- 2 tablespoons sour cream
- ½ garlic clove minced
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice juice of ½ fresh lime
- ⅓ cup cilantro chopped
- In a bowl, mash the avocado with a fork until smooth. Add the sour cream to assist the mashing.
- Mix in the diced Chipotle peppers, minced garlic, salt, lime juice, and cilantro.
- Serve with corn chips or add to your favorite Mexican meal.