What is Guacamole and why is it America’s favorite dip?
Guacamole is a popular dish of mashed avocado mixed with various seasonings, chopped onion, tomatoes, chili peppers, and cilantro. Guacamole is traditionally served with warm tortillas or crispy tortilla chips.
Guacamole is a pretty healthy dip containing high concentrations of vitamins, beneficial fats and packed with nutrients.
The invention of Guacamole
According to pre-hispanic history, Lord Quetzalcoatl gave the recipe of ahuacamolli to the Toltec people around 900 to 1100 AD, and from there it spread to the rest of Meso-America, becoming a common dish to cultures such as Aztec and Maya. Today Guacamole is served in just about every Mexican restaurant in the United States and is a favorite appetizer dish for most Americans.
Traditional Guacamole Recipe Ingredients
- 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon minced fresh or pickled jalapeno
- 1/3 cup chopped cilantro (optional)
- 3 ripe Hass avocadoes
- 1 medium tomato chopped
Traditional Guacamole Recipe Instructions
Mix together onion, salt, jalapeno and cilantro in a bowl. Remove avocado pits, scoop out avocado with a spoon. Mash with a fork until ingredients are mixed and avocado coarsely mashed. Stir in tomato.