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Qdoba Mexican Grill is a fast-casual Mexican restaurant where anyone can enjoy a fresh, handcrafted meal. In each of Qdoba’s restaurants, guests are invited to participate in the creation of their entree by hand selecting ingredients from a broad menu of inspired, innovative flavors. An open kitchen concept allows Qdoba to showcase its passion for food, commitment to using high quality ingredients that are prepared fresh throughout the day, and dedication to taking the time to handcraft every meal served, so that every guest is guaranteed an exceptional experience. Founded in Denver in 1995, Qdoba is among North America’s largest Mexican fast-casual chains, with more than 600 restaurants in 46 states, the District of Columbia and Canada. Qdoba is a wholly owned subsidiary of Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ: JACK).




Poblano Pesto

Qdoba Mexican Grill copycat Recipe

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 1/2 tablespoons garlic , minced
2 medium poblano chiles , roasted, peeled, de-seeded, and diced into 1/4-inch pieces
4 ounces mild green chilies , canned
1 tablespoon jalapeno , de-seeded and diced
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup almond meal
1 tablespoon pepitas , toasted and finely ground (you can also substitute pinenuts)
1/2 tablespoon salt
1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1/2 tablespoon lime juice
1 1/2 tablespoons cilantro , chopped

Heat oil in a small saucepan; add garlic and saute until cooked on medium heat. Add poblano chiles, green chiles, jalapenos and water. Turn heat down to maintain a simmer; cook 10 minutes. Add almond meal, toasted pepitas, salt and apple cider vinegar. Remove from heat; allow to cool for a minimum of 10 minutes. Add cilantro and lime juice; stir to blend. Serve.

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