Guacamole


Guacamole originate from the Aztec and became popular in Spain.  The name Guacamole comes from an Aztec dialect, ahuacatl means avocado and molli means sauce.  Branca made this very popular dipping sauce to go with her home-made Tortillas.

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Guacamole is creamy by the ripe avocado, fragrant by the cilantro and a hint of tanginess from the lime juice.  It is a very nutritious dip rich with good monounsaturated fat from the avocado.

Here are some tips on buying avocado:

  • choose black ones
  • it should be lightly tender to touch
  • if you buy unripen avocado, wrap them in newspaper and place them at a warm place to speed up the ripening process
  • you can also place the avocados next to some apples to speed up the ripening process
  • if you would like to keep them for a while, refrigerate them

Ingredients

  • Ripe avocados
  • red tomatoes, diced
  • onion, finely chopped
  • cilantro, chopped
  • salt to taste
  • freshly squeeze lime juice
  • finely chopped serranos (optional)

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Instructions

guacamole-2-300x200Dice the tomatoes, with seeds removed.  Finely chopped the onion and parsley.
guacamole-5-300x200Cut the avocado into half.
guacamole-7-300x200Use a knife to cut into the stone with a swift tap.  Twist the knife and you’ll be able to remove the stone.
guacamole-3-300x200Use a knife to do a criss cross cuts into the avocado flesh.
guacamole-4-300x200Use a spoon to scrape out the cubed flesh.
guacamole-6-300x200Combine tomatoes, onion, avocado, serranos (optional) and cilantro in a mixing bowl.  Mix well gently.
guacamole-8-300x200Squeeze some lime juice into the mixture.  Season with salt to taste.

Guacamole is a rich and yet refreshing dip.  Guacamole has to be consumed right away.

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