Smoky Chipotle Guacamole Dip is easy to make and so delicious. It has a subtle smoky flavor and a little spice from the chipotle peppers. You'll love it!

A close up of chipotle guacamole in white bowl.

Right now, I'm sitting in front of my laptop saying Smoky Chipotle Guacamole Dip out loud with my best attempt at a Mexican accent. You should try this. Seriously, you should. I think it's impossible to do without laughing!

I swear I could eat guacamole every day. A big pile of mashed up avocados and a few tortilla chips or some raw veggies is my idea of a perfect quick and healthy go-to lunch. Usually, I go for my classic guacamole recipe, but this smoky version is fantastic.

There are lots of recipes out there for guacamole but this one is by far my favorite. There's a little bit of heat and mild smoky flavor that is the perfect balance to the rich, creamy avocados.

I have to warn you, this is not a Chipotle restaurant copycat recipe. Or at least I don't think it is; I've never tried their guacamole. But it is absolutely delicious and I just know you're going to think so, too!

Chipotle guacamole dip in a white bowl with tortilla chips on top.

Why you'll love this chipotle guacamole dip

  • Smoky chipotle peppers. Once you try this recipe, you'll wonder why you've never added them to your guacamole before.
  • Ground cumin. This not so common guacamole ingredient totally kicks it up a notch.
  • You'll get all the compliments on your amazing guacamole skills when you bring this to a party.
  • With a big bowl in front of you, life will be all about eating amazing dip that just so happens to be healthy, too.
  • Just as delicious served with crunchy raw veggies as it is with corn chips. (Ok ok, almost as delicious.)
3 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce.

What are chipotle peppers in adobo sauce

Those funny little things you see up there are what you'll find when you open a can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. You'll find small cans of them in the Mexican section of most grocery stores. You can also buy them on Amazon.

The chipotle peppers come packed in smoky adobo sauce. To make this recipe, you'll want to take out one of the peppers and chop it into very small pieces. Don't worry about removing the seeds. Once the pepper is chopped, put it into a 1-tablespoon measuring spoon then fill it to the top with adobo sauce. This is enough to make guacamole that is mildly smoky and a little spicy.

If you want more smoky flavor, simply add more chopped chipotle peppers and adobo sauce.

Here are some more ideas about what to do with chipotle peppers in adobo sauce!

A tortilla chip scooping some chipotle guacamole dip.

What to dip in guacamole

While tortilla chips are classic, they're not the only thing worth dipping. Crackers and pretzels are two other crispy options.

Crunchy veggies are great for dipping, too. My favorite veggies to dip in guacamole are cucumber slices, red pepper strips, carrot coins or sticks, and radishes.

And of course, this chipotle guacamole is delicious on top of tacos. Try it on these tacos:

Looking down on a bowl of chipotle guacamole dip surrounded by yellow corn chips.

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Smoky Chipotle Guacamole Dip

Smoky Chipotle Guacamole Dip is a great party dip or healthy lunch. The smoky flavor and spice set this dip apart.

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  • 3 ripe avocados, skin and seed removed
  • 2 tablespoons finely minced red onion
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, see notes
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 small garlic clove, very finely minced
  • Juice from ½ lime
  • Optional: 3 drops of liquid smoke, see notes


  • Add all the ingredients to a medium sized bowl.
    3 ripe avocados, 2 tablespoons finely minced red onion, 1 tablespoon chopped chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, 1 teaspoon ground cumin, 1 teaspoon sea salt, 1 small garlic clove, Juice from ½ lime, Optional: 3 drops of liquid smoke
  • Mash the avocados with a fork then mix everything together.


Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce are sold in most grocery stores. Remove one of the peppers from the jar and chop it. Put the chopped pepper in a measuring spoon and add enough adobo sauce to make 1 tablespoon. For spicier guacamole, add extra adobo sauce.
Liquid smoke is available in most grocery stores and is sold near the BBQ sauces. f you'd like a smokier flavor without adding more heat, use this option.
Serving: 1 serving = ½ cup, Calories: 250kcal, Carbohydrates: 15g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 22g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 15g, Sodium: 641mg, Potassium: 755mg, Fiber: 11g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 416IU, Vitamin C: 17mg, Calcium: 26mg, Iron: 1mg
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