Whether it’s served with tortilla chips, tucked inside a burrito, or presented with a festive salad, freshly made guacamole is always an amazing addition to a meal.
For the curious, here’s a brief history of this delicious treat, as well as some fun facts. And just in case you’re in the mood to whip some up at home, we’ve even included a few easy to prepare recipes to satisfy your guacamole cravings.
History of Guacamole and Guacamole Fun Facts
- Like tomatoes, avocados are actually a fruit.
- Avocados have been enjoyed by people in Mexico, South America, and Central America for as far back as 500 B.C.
- In case you’re wondering about guacamole origin, i.e., who invented guacamole: The Aztecs were already making guacamole when the Spaniards came to the New World. The Spaniards took the recipe back to Europe, where the rest, as they say, is history.
- In the early 20th Century, avocados were referred to as “Alligator Pears” due to their scaly skin.
- The avocado is actually related to Bay leaves and cinnamon.
- The highest volume of avocado sales in America is on Cinco de Mayo and Super Bowl Sunday.
3 Simple Guacamole Recipes
For your next party, or just to satisfy a personal craving, here are a few delicious and simple recipes.
Fresh and Easy Guacamole
- 3 ripe avocados
- 1/2 minced onion
- 1 diced tomato
- 4 tbsp of freshly chopped cilantro
- 1 seeded, chopped jalapeno.
- 2 minced garlic cloves
- 1 freshly squeezed lime
- Sea salt to taste
Begin by mashing the avocado flesh with the back of a fork. Once you have it to your desired consistency (smooth or chunky guacamole is a personal preference), add the other ingredients and blend. This one is delicious!
Guacamole with Sour Cream
- 4 medium ripe avocados
- 3 freshly squeezed limes
- 1/4 cup of chopped onion
- 1/4 cup of sour cream
- Sea salt and pepper to taste
- 2 chopped Roma tomatoes
Blend all ingredients, except the tomatoes, until you’ve reached the desired consistency. Afterward, carefully fold in the tomatoes to keep them from crushing. For those who love the added richness of the avocado and sour cream, this one is wonderful.
Guacamole with Roasted Garlic
- 4 garlic cloves
- 4 ripe avocados
- 1 small, diced tomato
- 1/3 cup of chopped cilantro
- 1 minced jalapeno (seeded)
- A splash of freshly squeezed lime juice
- Coarse sea salt (to taste)
First, place the garlic cloves in a medium hot skillet. Turn them frequently, until they soften and have small blackened spots (generally 10 minutes). Remove the cloves from the skillet, let them cool, then mash with the back of a fork. Place the roasted garlic cloves and the other ingredients into a bowl and mash to a coarse consistency.
The flavor of the roasted garlic makes this guacamole extra special.
Options to Kick Guacamole Up to a Whole New Level
Feel free to experiment with the basic avocado, lime, and salt ingredients, by adding some of the following:
- Black Beans
- Roasted tomatoes
- Diced peaches
- Roasted chili’s
- Fresh mint leaves
- Shredded cheese
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After a romantic gondola ride, join us on our cozy patio for cocktails and a meal. As for guacamole, we promise, ours is always amazing.
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