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Chipotle Mexican Grill Chipotle-Honey Vinaigrette Recipe
Chipotle Mexican Grill Chipotle Honey Vinaigrette
By Todd Wilbur

Recipe Type: Dressing
Calories: 260
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Recipe Rating: 5.0 (1 reviews)
Steve Ellis used his Culinary Institute of America training to develop a simple menu for the first Chipotle Mexican Grill he opened in 1993 near the University of Denver. Today Chipotle has grown to more than 700 units, and the chain continues to serve a relatively limited selection (compared to other Mexican chains) of burritos, tacos, and salads that are made-to-order, with unprocessed and hormone-free ingredients. Just as when ordering a burrito or taco, you get to choose the meat, beans, salsa, and cheese that will top your romaine lettuce salad. The finishing touch is an amazing house dressing that's made fresh every day. It's sweet, it's tangy, it's smoky, and it's packing some heat. It's also a quick recipe to duplicate with just a blender and a dozen common ingredients, including ground chipotle chile, which you can usually find near the ground cayenne. After you whip up this dressing, let it chill out in the fridge for an hour or two. This recipe will give you enough dressing for at least 10 salads.

Source: "Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 3" by Todd Wilbur.

1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1/3 cup honey
Submitted on: 08/06/08
This is an excellent recipe. I accidently used l/2 cup of the honey, and I will make it that way from now on. A great "go to" recipe.