There’s nothing like the rich, creamy taste of avocadoes. They’re filling, they’re good for you, and they taste great too! So, when National Guacamole Day comes each year on September 16th I celebrate with my guacamole recipe—the kind you can have made tableside in lots of Mexican restaurants. It’s easy to make and can serve as a stand-alone dip, as a topping for tacos, nachos, and burritos, or even as a spread for sandwiches.
Guacamole has been around for centuries, having originated in the Aztec culture at least as early as the 1500’s. Literally translated, it means avocado sauce, coming from two words in Aztec dialect, “āhuacati, ” meaning avocado, and “molli,” meaning sauce. There are many versions of the dish. I like my own, best. The recipe for it follows. Give it a try and share this post on Facebook if you like it.
· 2 Avocados, peeled and seeded, and cubed
· Juice of 1 Lime
· 1 Garlic Clove, Minced
· 1 Tbs Onion, Minced
· 2 Tbs Fresh Cilantro, Chopped
· Salt and Pepper to taste
· 16 oz bag of Tortilla Chips
· Place cubed avocadoes in large pestle or mixing bowl, and mash with mortar.
· Add garlic, onion, cilantro, salt, and pepper and mash a bit more.
· Add lime juice and mix quickly with spoon.
· Serve with tortilla chips or on top of a Mexican dish such as tacos, burritos, nachos, or enchiladas.
You can find plenty of quick and easy companion recipes for this dish, including tacos, nachos and enchiladas in my cookbooks.
Enjoy National Guacamole Day!
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