Chipotle is a fast-food restaurant serving Mexican foods. The company makes salads to order so you pick the specific ingredients that go in it. This significantly impacts the nutritional content of their salads.
The base of a Chipotle salad is 2.5 oz of romaine lettuce which contains 10 calories. The 3.5 oz of guacamole contains 150 calories. The red tomatillo salsa contains 40 calories per 3.5 oz serving. The black beans and the pinto beans both contain 120 calories per 4-oz serving.
Adding meat to the salad adds significantly to the amount of calories. Four ounces of barbacoa add 170 calories. The chicken, carnitas and steak each contain 190 calories per 4-oz. serving.
Adding chips, for a crunch, to your salad adds 570 calories per 4-oz. serving. And adding 2 fl. oz. of vinaigrette adds 260 calories to the total calorie count of your Chipotle salad.
Chipotle chips add a significant amount of fat and calories to a salad and should be avoided if you are looking for a low calorie salad. The guacamole too has a high fat content and could be substituted with the red tomatillo salsa to help build the salad. The MayoClinic.com suggests that fat intake be limited to just 20 to 35 percent of your daily caloric intake; making these substitutions will help you better reach these guidelines.