The Secret Ingredient (Chipotle): Smoky Chipotle Guacamole

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The Secret Ingredient (Chipotle): Smoky Chipotle Guacamole
  • Yield:4
  • Active time:10 minutes
  • Total time:10 minutes

[Photographs: Kerry Saretsky]

There is a restaurant in Miami called Mercadito whose guacamoles I love. There are about seven, in all different flavors. But my favorite is the chipotle. The smoky vinegariness is the kind of stuff I dream about, cutting through that fatty avocado. This is my version—spicy, smoky, rich, and delicious. I usually pair it with hot black beans and stuff ungodly amounts of the stuff into warm corn tortillas. Extra cilantro never hurts.

About the author: Kerry Saretsky is the creator of French Revolution Food, where she reinvents her family's classic French recipes in a fresh, chic, modern way. She also writes the French in a Flash series for Serious Eats.


  • 3 Hass avocados
  • 1/8 red onion, finely diced
  • 2 vine ripe tomatoes, seeds removed, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, roughly chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 chipotle peppers, finely diced
  • 2 teaspoons adobo (from the chipotle can)
  • 1 clove garlic, grated


  1. 1.

    Scoop the flesh of the avocado into a large bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients, and use a wooden spoon to mash everything together.

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