Guacamole is an avocado-based sauce that can be eaten as it is, but also as a garnish for appetizers, salad dressing, or steak sauce. It is easily prepared from a few fresh ingredients. See the simple guacamole recipe.
The name Guacamole comes from an Aztec dialect via Nahuatl “āhuacamolli” which literally translates to “avocado sauce”.
Due to the fact that avocado contains polyphenol oxidase, the exposure to oxygen in the air causes an enzymatic reaction that is turning the sauce’s color to brown. In order to keep the dip’s green color, there are several methods that are used to prevent this effect, such as storing the guacamole in an air-tight container or wrapping tightly in plastic to limit the surface area exposed to the air.
National Guacamole Day is celebrated on the same day as Mexican Independence Day, which is September 16 every year.
Guacamole is an avocado salsa, next to which you can add some other fresh vegetables for extra taste and flavor. Here’s how to make guacamole and what tricks you need to know for the best avocado paste.
How to eat homemade guacamole
Guacamole is one of the most common salsas that can be served in a variety of ways. Here are some ideas, such as:
- 2 avocados
- 1 small onion
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1-2 peeled tomatoes
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- Wash the avocado, remove the seed and place the core in a bowl and mash it with a fork.
- Do not use a mixer because guacamole should not be a fine sauce, but a textured one.
- Add the tomato, lemon juice, salt, finely chopped onion, hot pepper, parsley, and pepper and mix everything well until the paste is homogeneous to mix the flavors.