While you were sleeping or stumbling through hungover brunch yesterday, Chipotle was out here proving its love to you. The chain decided to drop all the secrecy and reveal its guacamole recipe on the Chipotle website yesterday. Have at it, guac fans:
How to Make Chipotle Guacamole
2 ripe Hass avocados
2 tsp lime juice
2 tbsp cilantro (chopped)
1/4 cup red onion (finely chopped)
1/2 jalapeño, including seeds (finely chopped)
1/4 tsp kosher salt
HOW TO DO IT:
1. Choose the right avocado. It should feel squishy yet firm (like the palm of your hand), and be a nice dark green color on the inside.
2. Cut the avocado in half and the remove the pit (carefully!)
3. Scoop the avocados and place in a medium bowl.
4. Toss and coat with lime juice.
5. Add the salt and using a fork or potato masher, mash until a smooth consistency is achieved.
6. Fold in the remaining ingredients and mix well.
7. Taste the guacamole (over and over) and adjust seasoning if necessary.
Perhaps the most impressive thing about this recipe isn’t that Chipotle decided to reveal it, but that it’s so simple.
Chipotle guac “starts with sourcing the best whole ingredients possible,” according to the chain, and anyone who cooks can tell you how important that is. That guac may cost you extra, but at least you know you’re paying for quality avos.
Want to Expand Your Guac Horizons?
Let’s say you’ve made Chipotle’s recipe 10 times now, and you’ve grown tired of the same old guac. If that old favorite is getting too basic for you, here are three other guacamole recipes that we love that have a little something extra going on in the flavor department.
Smoky Chipotle Bacon Guacamole
Toasted Pumpkinseed Guacamole
This crunchy, nutty toasted pumpkinseed guac from Rick Bayless relies on Serrano chile for heat. If you like guac, but wish there was more crunch to it, that 3/4 cup of toasted pepitas should do the trick. (Photo: Rick Bayless)
If you feel like your guacamole is missing something fruity and bright, look no further than this pomegranate guacamole recipe from What’s Gaby Cooking? She calls it “Christmas Guacamole,” but we’d argue you should make it year round. (Photo: What’s Gaby Cooking?)
Idea: Make Jack White’s favorite guac recipe (revealed online just a few months ago), then make Chipotle’s. Do a side-by-side taste test and let us know which you like best.