Chipotle shared its recipe for guacamole, so you can make it without leaving home

You can put guac on absolutely everything, because it never costs "extra" at home

By Joseph Neese

Deputy Editor in Chief

Published May 5, 2020 12:54PM (EDT)

Guacamole from Chipotle (Joe Raedle/Getty Images/Salon)
Guacamole from Chipotle (Joe Raedle/Getty Images/Salon)

Chipotle is famous for its guacamole — not only because people love it but also because it costs "extra." When the fast-casual chain recently shared its secret recipe on social media, fans went wild. It only takes a simple six ingredients and six steps to reach guac perfection. And the best part is you can put guac on absolutely everything, because it never costs extra at home. 

The original version is a crowd-pleaser, but you may want to elevate it on a special occasion like a birthday party or Cinco de Mayo. Toast some pepitas — either in vegetable oil over low heat on the stove or inside a warm oven — and toss over your guac with crumbled queso fresco for a creamy and salty upgrade. Martha Stewart tops her go-to guac with cherry tomatoes and hard-boiled eggs, and trust this alumnus of her magazine: It's a beautiful combination.

If you're cooking at home today, try making one of these five Mexican-inspired recipes from Salon Food, which are suitable and fun for all skill levels. Your whole family will fall in love with Jake Smollett's chicken taco lasagna, which is like an enchilada but layered lasagna-style.


Recipe: Chipotle's Guacamole

As shared on Twitter


  • 2 ripe Hass avocados
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp cilantro (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup red onion (diced)
  • 1/2 jalapeño including seeds (diced)
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt


1. Cut avocados in half and remove pits carefully.

2. Scoop the avocados into a bowl.

3. Toss and coat with lime juice.

4. Add the salt and mash until it's a smooth consistency.

5. Fold in remaining ingredients and mix.

6. Taste the guac and adjust seasoning if necessary.

By Joseph Neese

Joseph Neese is Salon's Deputy Editor in Chief. You can follow him on Twitter: @josephneese.

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