Guacamole Recipe

Photo and recipe courtesy of Karla Dudley

Holy Guacamole!

When you’re enjoying a delicious bowl of guacamole, you’re eating a piece of gastronomic history that dates back to the 1500s. The Aztec empire is credited with creating this dish and called it “ahuaca-mulli”, which translates to avocado-mixture or avocado sauce. The Aztecs believed it to be a natural aphrodisiac and it was vital to their diet. Avocados have almost 20 vitamins and minerals and have been found to help manage heart problems and cholesterol for some people. Guacamole can be a great addition to a meal and has become quite the darling of the culinary world with grilled avocado/guac toast leading the way. Guacamole has become so popular that it has its own national holiday on September 16th. The best news is anyone can make this simple yet satisfying dish.

Ingredients 

4 ripe, fresh Hass avocados, seeded, peeled, cut in chunks

Juice of 1-2 limes

½ small sweet white onion, minced

1 ripe Roma tomato, seeded and diced

Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions 

  1. Mash avocados with lime juice in a bowl, leaving some chunks.
  2. Gently stir in remaining ingredients and serve immediately.

Serving Suggestions: 

This mild guacamole can be customized easily to suit a variety of tastes. Place small bowls of chopped fresh jalapeño or serrano chiles, cilantro, garlic, tomato, onion, and hot sauce around the guacamole bowl and let everyone build their own perfect dip.

This recipe pairs great with the citrus, tropical fruits and pine notes of Express India Session Lager – Railway City Brewery  (CBA silver winner).