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Top view of fresh guacamole in a molcajete.

Chipotle Guacamole

  • Author: Nicole Gaffney (
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: condiment
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: Mexican


Smokey, spicy and totally addictive.


  • 1 small clove garlic, smashed
  • 1-2 chipotle chiles in adobo sauce, plus 1 teaspoon adobo sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 ripe haas avocados
  • 1/4 small white onion, minced
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro


  1. In a molcajete, mortar and pestle or on a cutting board with the back of your knife, grind the garlic, the chipotle chiles and adobo sauce together until they make a fine paste.
  2. Add in the salt, avocados and onion and mash until the avocados mostly pureed but still a bit chunky. Mix in the lime juice and cilantro and adjust the salt if desired. Serve immediately with plenty of tortilla chips.


  • Chipotle chiles can be pretty spicy, so adjust the amount according to your tolerance. It's always best to start with a little and add more after tasting.

Keywords: chipotle peppers, guacamole, traditional guacamole, cilantro