Everyone will love Chipotle Guacamole! This recipe is perfect for those who love a little bit of heat and smokiness in their dips. Great as a snack, an appetizer, for game nights, or as a condiment for your favorite Mexican meals.
Why You'll Love This Recipe
- Easy to Make - all you need is a few minutes and a few ingredients
- Not Your Usual Guacamole - The addition of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce gives this guacamole recipe an authentic, smoky and slightly spicy flavor that's irresistible.
- More than a Dip - 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
- Fresh Garlic
- Lime Juice (½ squeezed lime)
- Fresh Cilantro
The Secret is Chipotles in Adobo Sauce
Chipotles in Adobo sauce are dried, smoked jalapeño peppers that have been rehydrated and then canned in a tangy, slightly sweet tomato sauce. This adds a smokey, spicy taste that boosts your guacamole!
How to Make Chipotle Guacamole
- Prepare Avocado - cut ripe avocados in half, removing pit and scooping flesh into bowl
- Mash - using a potato masher or 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 - Spinkle in some Cumin, Paprika, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Black Pepper, Chili Spice
- Add Vegetables - diced red onion, diced tomatoes, blended chickpeas for protein or bit of red bell pepper (or jalapeños)
- Herbs - chopped parsley, chives or basil for a twist
Guacamole Serving Ideas
- Dip for Tortilla Chips
- Taco Salad
- 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, Smetana or add Greek Yogurt for a lower fat alternative
- Add Tomatoes - diced tomatoes 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.
Substitute for Chipotles in Adobo Sauce
- Tabasco Chipotle Sauce
- Cholula Hot Sauce with Chipotle
- Smokey Paprika Powder
- Chili Powder
Can I Freeze Guacamole?
Yes, you can freeze Guacamole. I'm lucky enough to live near an avocado farm and usually buy a box of avos every year, and then freeze the guacamole.
If you are adding fresh tomatoes and onions to your guac, it will cause it to be watery. Freeze it in a Ziploc bag for up to 3 months. After defrosting, add your tomatoes and onions for best flavor.
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. Be careful that the sour cream won't bland out the flavors, add spices if needed.
- Fridge - place in an airtight container and refrigerate up to two days for best 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 super tasty. Perfect for entertaining or for a cozy night in. So grab your avocados, 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 Pepper 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.
- Triple the Recipe: If there are any leftovers, freeze them for an easy and healthy snack
- Ripening Hack: avocados are easiest to mash. If avos are hard, cut in half and remove the seed. Cover in plastic wrap and microwave in 30 second increments until softness is achieved. Place in fridge to cool before mashing.
- Substitute Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce with Tabasco with Chipotle or Cholula Chipotle Hot Sauce
©PetersFoodAdventures.com *originally posted January 2017, updated January 2024