What is Guacamole

Guacamole is a popular dish of mashed avocado mixed with seasonings. Try this authentic and spicy guacamole recipe now.

What is Guacamole

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.

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