Here in Southern California, Guacamole is a staple of our local cuisine. When I say local cuisine, I mean Mexican cuisine. I am of the opinion that we have some of the best Authentic Mexican Food in the country. And this Copycat Guacamole from Chipotle Mexican Grill does not disappoint.
The cost of Avocados is consistently increasing, now a little over $2 each. I remember when you could get a Haas Avocado for under $1 apiece. This is why I feel fortunate to have access to several avocado trees. When in season, it's not uncommon for me to get a basket full per week.
Some of the challenges when using avocados is waiting for them to ripen. Once ripe, an avocado should be used within 3 days or so. Once the avocado is cut, you have about 3 to 4 days to eat it before it goes bad. It will also turn brown pretty quickly if you don't add any acid like lemon or lime juice.
🥑 How to Pick the Perfect Avocado
Choosing the wrong avocado will ruin your dish. Especially when the avocado is the main ingredient like in Guacamole. Basically you want a perfectly ripe Avocado. This is a great article on how to select the perfect avocado.
🎥 How to cut an Avocado (Video)
🌶 How to Handle Hot Peppers
The capsaicin in hot peppers is what makes peppers hot. If you handle hot peppers gloveless, it’s a guarantee that you’re in for a nasty case of chili burn, both on your fingers and anywhere you rub. Like your face. Ouch!
Even if you wear disposable gloves, be careful about what you touch. The gloves are going to protect your fingers, but touching any part of your body with the gloves after you’ve handled hot peppers can lead to severe chili burn. Resist the temptation to rub your eyes. Wait until you’ve removed your gloves and washed your hands thoroughly with soap.
🌡️ How Hot are the Peppers
The Scoville Scale is the measurement that tells you the spiciness of a given type of pepper.
|Pepper Type||Spiciness Rating|
|Bell Pepper||0 on the Scoville Scale|
|Banana Pepper||0-500 on the Scoville Scale|
|Poblano Pepper||1000-1500 on the Scoville Scale|
|Jalapeño Pepper||2500-8000 on the Scoville Scale|
|Tabasco & Cayenne||30,000-50,000 on the Scoville Scale|
|Habanero Pepper||100,000-300,00 on the Scoville Scale|
⭐ Copycat Rating
Since the goal of a Copycat Recipe is for it to taste exactly like the original, it's only natural to rate this recipe against the original. This Copycat recipe rates a solid 8 out of 10 in my opinion.
For more great recipes like this one, I suggest you check these recipes out:
📋 What Ingredients do I need
You will need the following ingredients to make this Copycat Chipotle Guacamole: Avocados, Fresh Lime Juice, Fresh Cilantro, Red Onion, Jalapeños and Kosher Salt.
🥣 How to make Copycat Chipotle Guacamole
Cut the avocado in half and remove the pit.
Scoop the avocados out with a spoon and place in a medium bowl. Toss and coat with the lime juice.
Add the salt and using a fork, mash until smooth. Fold in the remaining ingredients and mix well.
Add salt to taste.
Copycat Chipotle Guacamole
- 2 Avocados, ripe
- 2 Tsp Fresh Lime Juice
- 2 Tbsp Fresh Cilantro, chopped
- ¼ Cup Red Onion, finely chopped
- ½ Jalapeño, finely chopped
- ¼ Tsp Kosher Salt
- Cut the avocado in half and remove the pit.
- Scoop the avocados out with a spoon and place in a medium bowl. Toss and coat with the lime juice.
- Add the salt and using a fork, mash until smooth. Fold in the remaining ingredients and mix well.
- Add salt to taste.
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.