Photo: Karry Hosford
16 servings (serving size: 2 tablespoons guacamole and 4 chips)

Chipotle chile powder gives the crunchy chips a smoky kick that pairs well with the buttery guacamole. Use ground cumin or regular chili powder in its place, if you prefer. Prepare the chips up to a day ahead, and store in a zip-top plastic bag.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375°.

Step 2

To prepare chips, cut each tortilla into 8 wedges; arrange tortilla wedges in a single layer on 2 baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle wedges with 1/2 teaspoon salt and chile powder; lightly coat wedges with cooking spray. Bake at 375° for 12 minutes or until wedges are crisp and lightly browned. Cool 10 minutes.

Step 3

To prepare guacamole, peel papery husk from tomatillos; wash, core, and finely chop. Combine tomatillos, onion, and remaining ingredients; stir well. Serve guacamole with chips.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

RamblinRain's Review

August 09, 2014
Wonderful flavor. It was a big hit.

PKcookin's Review

Blanca Iris
April 17, 2014
The chips are very good but a little tricky to get the time right before they burn. I burnt half of mine in under 12 minutes so watch carefully. The guacamole is delicious! I received a number of compliments. One suggestion was to add a bit of black pepper. The amount of jalapeño is pretty heavy I depending on your guests tolerance to heat. I would also reduce the amount of lime juice just a bit. There was a little too much liquid and lime flavor in mine but I think it depends on the size of your avocados so just adding carefully and to taste would help I smashed up my avocado in a ziplock bag and then used the bag to mix in the remaining ingredients. It helps to get everything mixed together and is good for storing for short periods of time. Definitely will make again.

PineIslandBarb's Review

December 24, 2013
A winner, for sure!

Lj157382's Review

September 10, 2013
Amazing!!! Substituted the tortilla with whole wheat flat bread!!!

Keiko123's Review

May 06, 2012
Excellent..such a "sunny" flavor! The lime is the trick. Didn't have any chipotle flavor so used cumin instead. This would even be great as a filler for a wrap.

darlamaxine's Review

January 20, 2012
Such a hit at parties! And I didn't feel guilty eating it, because I knew what was in it and knew that it was healthier than eating all the fatty chips and junk!

Metivier4's Review

September 10, 2011
Outstanding recipe! We've made it several times and each time it goes FAST!!! If you have more than about 6 people, double the recipe!

steponme's Review

February 08, 2011
Excellent; I use to have a favorite guacamole recipe, but this one has bumped it to 2nd best!

Bakin14's Review

September 21, 2010
This is the best guacamole recipe I've found to date. Even my friend who is totally obsessed with Mexican restaurants said it was the best she's ever had. I actually ended up using yellow tomatoes because my store didn't have tomatillos, and it was fabulous. I'm even making it again tonight!

cmbccrn's Review

May 02, 2010
This is fabulous! I get requests fro this @ every family function we go to. I have to triple the recipe. Sometimes I go a little heavy on the garlic or jalopeno just to give it a tad more zip. But honestlym doesn't need a thing!