I love guacamole, and Chipotle’s version is definitely one of my favorites. I was so excited when I found this recipe for a copycat version – it tastes just like the real thing! This guacamole is perfect for any party or get-together, and it’s always a big hit with my friends and family.
- 4 ripe Hass avocados
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more to taste
- 1/2 medium red onion
- 1/2 large jalapeño, optional
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (squeezed from 1 large lime)
- Roughly chop the garlic cloves and sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon of salt over them. Crush the salt and garlic together by dragging the flat side of your knife over the mixture for 1-2 minutes.
- Mince the red onion and jalapeño pepper, then cut them into cubes smaller than 1/4 inch (for the onion) and 1/8 inch (for the pepper). You should have about 1/4 cup of red onions and 1 tablespoon jalapeños. Discard the jalapeño seeds for a milder dip.
- Slice and scoop out the avocado, then add it to a large bowl. Mash it lightly with a fork, but leave it a little chunky for now – it will become smoother once you mix everything together.
- Add the garlic paste, red onion, jalapeño pepper, cilantro, lime juice to the bowl with avocado . Fold everything together gently until mixed then taste test for seasoning adding more salt if necessary 5 If you don’t intend to eat right away cover surface directly with plastic wrap or lid Refrigerate up to 3 days.
Why does chipotle guacamole turn brown so fast?
The browning of guacamole is caused by oxidation and can be prevented by adding lemon juice or sealing the guac. When oxygen comes into contact with avocado, it causes a chemical reaction that produces brown pigment. This process is called oxidation and it’s the same reason why apples turn brown when they’re cut open.
There are a few ways to prevent oxidation and keep your guacamole green. One way is to add citrus juice, like lemon or lime, which creates an acidic environment that slows down the browning process. Another way is to seal the surface of the guacamole with plastic wrap so that oxygen can’t get to it. If you’re looking for a truly foolproof method, you could always make your guacamole ahead of time and store it in the fridge until you’re ready to serve it.
How to make chipotle guacamole at home?
- Start by mashing 2 ripe Hass avocados in a bowl.
- Add 2 teaspoons lime juice, 2 tablespoons cilantro (chopped), and 1/4 cup red onion.
- Mix everything together until it’s well combined.
How does chipotle keep their guacamole green?
- Chipotle prevents their guacamole from browning by using a cocktail of preservatives.
- Additionally, the store-bought guacamole is double sealed to prevent it from turning brown.
- Finally, you can also use water to help keep your guacamole from browning.