5 facts on guacamole, read some fun facts about the beloved Guacamole and get a great recipe so you can make the perfect guacamole for yourself.
It’s time for Guacamole, you know the green stuff you eat yourself full with before your actual meal arrives whenever you are at a Mexican restaurant. There is a great base recipe for Guacamole below but let’s start with a few facts about this loved dip.
- The Aztecs were the first ones to make Guacamole, as early as the 16th century
- In some sources Guacamole is named salad of alligator pear due to the texture of the skin and the shape of the avocado
- During the Superbowl and Cinco de Mayo 30 million pounds (13,6 million kg) of avocado are sold, most of used to make guacamole
- Guatemala has their own version of Guacamole but it is called Guacamol
- If you are buying Guacamole in Europe there is a big chance that is has been frozen, a lot of Guacamole are produced and frozen in Mexico and sold to Europe frozen.
Enough with facts, let’s get cooking! But remember that everyone like their Guacamole in their own way so feel free to add to take away anything you like.
2 big ripe avocados
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 Tbsp of fresh lime juice
½ Diced onion
1 red chili, stems and seeds removed, minced
2 tablespoons cilantro (leaves and tender stems), finely chopped
A dash of freshly grated black pepper
1 small tomato, deseeded and chopped
Cut the avocados in half and remove the seed, now you can either mix it by hand using a fork or spoon or use a food processor. I like to do mine by hand but if you are making a lot a food processor will save you a lot or work.
Then add lime juice and salt and keep mixing until you like the texture, add remaining ingredients and adjust the taste if necessary, good luck!