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Chipotle Unveils Secret Recipe for Guacamole

It starts with getting the best ingredients possible – but it only takes 7 simple steps

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    MIAMI, FL - MARCH 05: Guacamole sits on a dish at a Chipotle restaurant on March 5, 2014 in Miami, Florida. The Mexican fast food chain is reported to have tossed around the idea that it would temporarily suspend sales of guacamole due to an increase in food costs. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    Yes, everyone knows the guacamole costs extra – but now it doesn’t have to.

    Chipotle has gifted us all with the secret recipe for their worth-every-penny guacamole, one day ahead of Cinco de Mayo celebrations on May 5.

    The company says it starts with getting the best ingredients possible – but it only takes 7 simple steps for a batch made in heaven.

    What you’ll need:

    • 2 ripe Hass avocados (In the restaurant, we use 48 per batch, multiple times per day)
    • 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.

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