Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Guacamole & Salsa | Chipotle Recipes

Chipotle Mexican Grill

Just say Mexican food, and I'll be at your party. Whether it's a burrito bowl or some simple guac and salsa, I could eat at restaurants like Chipotle for breakfast lunch and dinner, any day. Now don't you always wonder how they make that guacamole and salsa so irresistibly delicious?

I got an email a few weeks back outlining Chipotle's secret recipes, and it gave me some great snack ideas for a recent get-together. Luckily, their guacamole and salsa are easy enough to make at home (and not so secret anymore) so you can get that authentic Mexican Grill fix whenever you need a healthy dip for chips at a party.

Guacamole recipe

GUACAMOLE:
  • 3 ripe Hass avocados 
  • 3 tsp lime juice
  • 3 tbsp cilantro (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup red onion (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 jalapeno, including seeds (finely chopped)
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt

1. Scoop the avocados and place in a medium bowl
2. Toss and coat with lime juice
3. Add the salt and using a fork or potato masher, mash until a smooth consistency is achieved
4. Fold in the remaining ingredients and mix well
5. Taste the guacamole and adjust seasoning if necessary

Salsa Recipe

SALSA:
  • 4 vine ripened tomatoes (diced)
  • 1/4 red onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 jalapeno (finely chopped)
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste

1. Chop tomatoes, onion, jalapeno and cilantro
2. Combine all ingredients and season to taste
3. Allow salsa to marinate for 30 minutes to let flavours combine

Chipotle Recipe

With the NBA All Star weekend starting up in just a few days, keep these short and simple recipes on hand for when you kick back and enjoy the games from home. I modified the proportions from the original recipe I saw, to include just a bit less jalapeno and more lime, along with white onions instead of red.

Salsa and guac

I must admit that no other chips stand a chance to the legendary Chipotle Chips, but you can get pretty close with the grocery store options. We used the Tostios Cantina brand. Just try to find ones that are labelled "extra thin".

Chipotle menu

¡Buen provecho!

xx
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