Restaurant Style Guacamole

Let’s be clear about something. I love Chipotle. When we decide to get take-out, that is usually what tops my list. Hate the lines, love love love the food. I end up getting a burrito bowl along with a side of guac and chips. Then I eat the guac and chips and save the bowl for another day. Because their guacamole is absolutely to die for.

Then again, isn’t all guacamole? Isn’t everything made with avocado? I didn’t appreciate avocados until a few years ago but now, I can’t get enough. Even just a few bites, sprinkled with a little salt and some lime is enough. This guacamole rivals that of Chipotle. I dare to even call it restaurant-style. It’s creamy, salty, smooth, bright and flavorful.

Full disclosure: The recipe calls for cilantro but I did not add any into mine simply because I was out at the time. I typically add it in and it definitely pays off so don’t skip it.

Restaurant Style Guacamole
Recipe type: appetizer, side dish, vegetarian
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Serves: 2

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • juice of 1 lime
  • ½ small red onion, diced finely
  • 1 Tbsp. cilantro, diced
  • coarse salt to taste

  1. Slice the avocado in half. Place the blade of your knife into the pit and press, then twist, removing the pit. Slice the avocado flesh long ways then side ways to create scores.
  2. Twist the avocado halves inside out to release the scores into a bowl. Use a fork and smush the avocado pieces until the reach the consistency you want.
  3. Stir the red onion and cilantro into the avocado. Sprinkle the lime juice and salt on top and stir to combine.


2 thoughts on “Restaurant Style Guacamole

  1. This makes me want to lick the screen a little bit… I’ll have to try your recipe, because mine is a little lacking. If this is anything like Chipotle’s, I’ll be in heaven.

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