Chipotle, our favorite McDonald’s-funded Mexican restaurant, has thoughtfully released their guacamole recipe to the public. As any Chipotle customer knows, the staffers are required to remind you that your guac “will cost extra” when you opt for it on your already exorbitant burrito. (In New York City locations, perhaps we can now BYOG with the actual Chipotle guacamole recipe instead of paying $2.30 for a scoop?)
The restaurant chain set another precedent last week when it announced that it has removed all GMOs (genetically modified organisms) from its food. As over 90% of the corn and soy grown in the U.S. is genetically modified, this has been an arduous process for a burrito restaurant that serves not only corn, but corn tacos and corn-raised animals. The big move has certainly earned some fans, but releasing a guac recipe? Now that’s bold.
Chipotle writes on their website, “We know that you know that guac is extra, but have you ever thought about what makes it so delicious? Well, it starts with sourcing the best whole ingredients possible, and ends with a quick mash in our restaurant. In fact, it’s so easy, we’re going to show you how to do it below.”
Here’s the infamous recipe, via MTV News.
If you’re getting ready for Cinco de Mayo, check out our healthy Chia & Chive Guac – and remember that avocado contains monounsaturated fats, vitamins E and B6, potassium, copper, and fiber. Happy mashing!