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May 05, 2015

Chipotle finally unveils its famous guacamole recipe

Just in time for Cinco de Mayo, Chipotle has revealed its famous guacamole recipe, a simple blend of six ingredients that causes people to shamelessly lick their salty fingers and battle for the last chip.

The recipe, a perfect balance of smooth and chunky avocados blended with an assortment of secret spices, a jalapeño pepper and a hint of lime, can be made in less than five minutes, but be warned, it will disappear just as quickly, so we advise you to double the batch.

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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with some guacamole. (Matthew Mead/AP)

Chipotle Mexican Grill's Guacamole:

 Ingredients:

    2 ripe Hass avocados

    2 teaspoons lime juice

    2 tablespoons cilantro (chopped)

    ¼ cup red onion (finely chopped)

    ½ jalapeño, including seeds (finely chopped)

    ¼ teaspoon kosher salt


 Directions:

  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 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 the seasoning if necessary.

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