The Pin Junkie: Copy-Cat Chipotle's Guacamole

Copy-Cat Chipotle's Guacamole

Chipotle's Guacamole Recipe
Chipotle's Guacamole
I've previously shared with you my love for Wendy's Frosties and my addiction to Chick-Fil-A.  I'm also have a love affair with Chipotle.  Our town recently just a got a Chipotle.  It was a huge hit and it's crowded all the time.  It was kind of a pain for me to go because besides being crowded, it wasn't nearby.  Another location opened just a few months ago and it's near where I live.  Now I go almost every Friday and I always get the salad.  It's so good!  I'd love to know how to make their barbacoa chicken.  My husband loves their guacamole and chips.  So when I saw this on Pinterest, I knew I had to make it.  Guacamole is really easy.  This is the basic recipe that I usually make:

Ingredients:
avocado
lemon juice and salt to taste

Just cut an avocado, spoon the avocado  into a bowl, mash it with a fork and add salt and lemon juice to taste.  I like to add diced tomatoes, but no ones else at my house likes it that way.

Here's what you need for the Chipotle's version:

Ingredients:
avocado
red onion
cilantro
lemon juice and salt to taste

Just mash the avocado and add lemon juice and salt like in the basic recipe.  Then add finely diced red onion and cilantro.  I left out the jalapeno in the original recipe.

It's really important to use ripe avocados.  If they aren't ripe, they'll be too hard to mash.  If they're too ripe, the guacamole won't taste good.  When choosing avocados, I look at the color of the skin.  If the avocado is bright green, it's not ripe yet.  If the skin is almost black, then it's too ripe.  A nice dark green is what you're looking for.  Also, when you gently squeeze the avocado, it should give a little.  If it's as hard as a rock, it's not ripe yet.  If the avocado is mushy, it's too ripe.  On Pinterest, I found another good way to tell if an avocado is ripe.  Just look under the stem!
Just pop the little stem off the top of the avocado and if it has a light green color (like in the picture) the avocado is ripe.  If it's brown, or moldy, it's too ripe and you shouldn't buy it or use it.

Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner.  Make yourself a margarita to go with this guacamole and you're all set!


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44 comments:

  1. stopping by from Thumping Thursday blog hop. That looks like a great recipe. Thanks for sharing. pinning & following you on pinterest now too:)

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  2. Excellent tip on how to tell if the avocado is ripe.

    I'm visiting today from Thumping Thursdays. And of course, I'm following you now on Pinterest (the name of your blog alone dictates that I should ;) ).

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  3. I love Chipotle! Their bowls ROCK and of course, I always add guac Thanks for sharing this fabulous coy cat recipe! I saw that pinterest pin secret about avocados too and it really does work like a charm!

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  4. Your lilacs are beautiful we have a few daffodils but it has been a dry Spring so far in NY. Thank you for the party have a lovely weekend.

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  5. Yum! I LOVE Chipotle Guacamole. Great recipe ... and I totally didn't know that about how to check an avocados ripeness.

    Krista @ joyfulhealthyeats

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  6. Will have to try your recipe. Looks good!

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  7. This looks AWESOME! Thanks for sharing and saying hi from the manic monday hop :)

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  8. Again, thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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  9. love guacamole.......Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!


    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  10. Mmmm, I could seriously go for some guacamole right now. Thanks for sharing your recipe on Inspire Me Wednesday!

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  11. Yum, love Chipotle's guac and I can't wait to try this! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. I feel like CHipotle is always crowded. When I used to live in NYC - no matter what time or which one you went to, it was always crowded. I made all the recipes from Chipotle - including the yummy rice one day for burrito night...but never made the guac. I couldn't find the recipe...so, yeah...thanks for posting.

    I've totally repinned it.

    xoxo,
    Khloe
    www.kgstyleblogs.com

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  13. I LOVE Chipotle! Thank you so much for this recipe!

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  14. I'm almost embarrassed to admit this, but I have never eaten at Chipotle! But, I LOVE guacamole and am always looking for a new recipe. Will definitely be trying this!! Thanks for sharing at Much Ado About Monday! :)

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  15. Yep, the Chipotle way definitely adds to the flavor of guacamole. I also add a bit of finely chopped jalapeño.

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    1. The original recipe used jalapeno, but I left it out.

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  16. I have been addicted to guacamole recently. I am def going to pin and try this recipe once I restock on avacado! (And thanks for the tip on buying them.) Thank you for sharing at our Pinteresting Party!

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  17. Hey, just stopping by to let you know that you are being featured at this weekend's round up! Come on over and check it out. I'd love for you to put a featured button directly in this post :o)
    http://www.nap-timecreations.com/2013/04/Mexicanfood.html

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  18. YUM, I'm so trying this! Thanks so much for stopping by Do Something Crafty Friday!

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  19. Oh yum! I love chipotle and I'm pinning this recipe. Now I need to get the cilantro rice, my absolute fave! :-)

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    1. I've got a recipe for Chipotle's cilantro rice pinned. I just need to make it one of these days.

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  20. Delicious! I cheat and just add some of my homemade salsa when making guacamole. Thanks for sharing this. I'm visiting from It's Overflowing.

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  21. Looks wonderful! Love Chipotle. Thanks for sharing with us over at Wicked Good Wednesdays this week.

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  22. Yum, this sounds so delicious and fresh - great tip on recognizing when an avocado is ripe! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  23. I love guac and I love Chipotle ... I'll be trying this recipe! I featured you tonight at Project Inspire{d} link party!

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  24. I love guacamale! My recipe is very similar except I use lime juice. Thanks for sharing your recipes with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  25. Yummy! Pinned this to try :) Thanks so much for joining us at last week's All my Bloggy Friends .... We look forward to seeing what you share this week!

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  26. That looks so yummy. I will be featuring this tonight at my Swing into Spring party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks. http://diybydesign.blogspot.com

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  27. Pass the chips & dip! Yes, I love a good guacamole! & this looks so yummy! Thanks for linking up & sharing @ DearCreatives.com Have a great weekend & hope to see you again soon! Theresa

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  28. Hey there Im featuring this creation at the party today! Love having you hang out with us, have a great week-end!
    Laura

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  29. YUMMY! This looks so delicious! Just pinned. We love guacamole, and this is awesome. Thanks so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent!
    Hugs
    Kathy

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  30. Great recipe! We love Chipotle too! This is perfect for Cinco de Mayo! We can't wait to see what you've been up to this week on Saturday Show & Tell! Have a great weekend!
    Mackenzie :)

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  31. Thank you again for linking up with us. I've featured you at this week's Pinteresting Party! Mmm.

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    1. Thanks so much for featuring my guacamole!

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  32. Holy Guacamole! Yum!

    I would love for you to share this and link up to my TGIF Link Party! Who knows, you just might be featured next week!

    http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/2013/05/a-peek-into-my-paradise-tgif-link-party.html

    Hugs, Cathy

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  33. Lovin this blog!!!I am your newest follower!!
    http://thebees3.blogspot.com/

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  34. I love Chipotle and the one near us is always crowded too. Thanks for posting a copycat guacamole. Pinned.

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