Wow, is this a lot of salt! I followed the directions completely (yes, i used kosher salt), I have to admit that this tasted nothing like Chipotle's (I had some leftover from the restaurant). I couldn't even improve it, had to throw it out (along with my expensive olive oil!) A huge disappointment.
I prepared this recipe exactly as submitted, and it turned out great! Tastes just like the dressing at Chipotle. Thanks irisred5 : )
Watch out for the salt, there is no way they use that much. I made the mistake of not reading the comment on the recipe and tried it as is...holy cow that is a lot of salt. So I doubled the recipe aside from the salt and added some dried chipotle and it turned out much better.
I love Chipotle Mexian Grill salad dressing and was looking to recreate at home. I used half the oil for a lighter vinaigrette, half the salt, 1 whole chipotle pepper in adobe sauce from the can and fresh cilantro. I came out great.
This recipe does not taste or look like the Chipotle recipe. I'll explain why. Firstly let me say i followed this recipe to the tee, and then made it a second time within the same hour with modifications. Chipotle's website lists the ingredients for its Honey Vinaigrette as: ice Bran Oil, Red Wine Vinegar, Honey, Kosher Salt, Water, Chipotle Chile, Cumin, Garlic, Oregano , Black Pepper The recipe listed here does not have a chile or cumin. Also the recipe is a bit excessive with the kosher salt. Even one full tablespoon of Kosher salt ruins it. Don't make this. And btw, Adobo seasoning is nothing more than granulated garlic, oregano, salt, and tumeric. I'm also not convinced those people who say they work at Chipotle are legit. I wish this was a good recipe, sadly it was a bust :(
As a Chipotle employee I can say this is exactly how we make it. Salt and all. We put a lot of salt on and in everything. Good luck to all of you
I made the dressing following this recipe and it is amazing. One note. I used half of the salt, one tablespoon and it tasted just as good. Two tablespoons, in my opinion, would be too much. You must put the olive oil in last, after it has already blended and as suggested, do it slowly. It is really good!
As a chipotle employee, this recipe is very close to our recipe. YES we use two table spoon of salt in every batch, and a batch makes 20 oz of dressing. We use the same adobo marinade that we use on our steaks and chicken. Also, I am almost positive we use spy oil instead of olive oil.<br/><br/>Rookie mistakes: ALWAYS blend the ingredients first. make sure the vinegar, honey, salt all blend together first. Then slowly pour the oil. Slowly.