Cent-Saving Saturday: A Recipe From Chipotle

Cent Saving Saturday

Do you subscribe to any blogger’s newsletters?  I subscribe to a few.  It lets me know when I need to check their blogs for new recipes and ideas (and reminds me, in my busy-ness, that they still exist).  One that I’ve recently begun receiving the newsletter for is Heather Likes Food.  I first discovered the blog when I realized that the Smothered Chicken was part of a guest post written by Heather of (you guessed it!) Heather Likes Food.  And that’s not the only num-nummy recipe on her blog.  Thus, I signed up to receive her newsletter.

And…today (actually yesterday…but I had already written the Cent Saving Saturday post, and I wanted you to find this before Chipotle manages to make it go away so I didn’t want it to wait another week) I read in her newsletter that CHIPOTLE HAD POSTED THEIR GUACAMOLE RECIPE ON THEIR WEBSITE!!!!!!

On their site, they mention that their guac is an “extra,” that is, you have to pay through the nose for the privilege of having that yumminess added to your meal.

But now, I can make it at home.  I had read several clones and copycats of the recipe over the years, but now I can make it at home!

I’m posting the recipe here in case they take it down.  If you want to see it in all of its Flash-y fun, check out Chipotle’s site.

Chipotle Guacamole

Lifted Shamelessly from Chipotle’s Website 6/13/15

2 ripe Haas avocadoes

2 teaspoons lime juice

2 tablespoons cilantro (chopped)

1/4 cup red onion (finely chopped)

1/2 jalapeno, including seeds (finely chopped)

1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt

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.

See?  Totally different from what I normally do.  I usually mash before adding any other ingredients.  I have a feeling that mashing after the lime juice makes it oxidize less.

Life changing!

Thanks, Heather!

What is your favorite guacamole application?


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