Friday, May 3, 2013

Everyone Loves Guacamole


Everyone loves to dip chips or whatever in guacamole. the green soft texture with a refreshing flavor and taste, it's like treating yourself every time you dip something in guacamole.  It maybe along the street, on top of you sandwich or just on top of the table, guacamole is loved by almost everyone.


Is an avocado-based sauce that originated with the Aztecs in Mexico. In addition to its use in modern Mexican cuisine it has also become part of American cuisine as a dip, condiment and salad ingredient. It is traditionally made by mashing ripe avocados with a mortar and pestle with sea salt. Some recipes call for tomato, onion, garlic, lime juice, chili, yogurt and/or additional seasonings.


Guacamole was made by the Aztecs as early as the 16th century. The name comes from an Aztec dialect via Nahuatl āhuacamolli, which literally translates to "avocado sauce", from āhuacatl ("avocado") + molli  ("sauce"). In Mexican Spanish it is pronounced [wakaˈmole], in American English it is sometimes pronounced, and in British English sometimes.

Early recipes from the California Avocado Advisory Board (Calavo), published in the 1940s, were accompanied with a pronunciation suggestion: "Say Huakamole". Later marketing tried to create a "luau" or Pacific Island image of the avocado in the 1960s, and a Spanish or Mediterranean image in the 1970s. Guacamole has pushed avocado sales to 30 million pounds on two days a year, Super Bowl Sunday and Cinco de Mayo.

As much as i love a guacamole dip wherever football game i watch, I don't even know to make that dip before, so I found myself asking a friend and added some twist on my guacamole dip.

A refreshing and spicy dip, guacamole takes only a few minutes to make and can add life and nutrition to chips. Adapted from Time to Cook Low Cab by Paragon Publishing, this healthy guacamole recipe is made with ripe avocados, freshly squeezed lemon juice, sour cream, olive oil, cayenne pepper, onions, garlic, and salt. Serve this with potato chips, corn chips, tortilla chips, nachos, pita bread, or with vegetable sticks for a light and healthy appetizer, snack or party food. Whip this up when you have guests coming over or bring it to a potluck or picnic. Tangy, spicy and creamy it is a sure hit that will keep your guests asking for more.

10 Minute Guacamole


3 ripe avocados
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
1 tablespoon sour cream
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
3 green onions, chopped fine
2 cloves garlic, chopped fine

Preparation Instructions

1. Cut one avocado in half lengthwise. Stick the point of a knife in the pit and pull up to remove the pit completely. Use a spoon to scoop out the flesh of the avocado and put it in a bowl. Repeat with the remaining avocados.

2. Add the lime juice to the removed avocado flesh. Mash the mixture with the back of a fork.

3. Stir in the sour cream, oil, cayenne pepper, green onions, and garlic. Season with salt. Mash again with the back of a fork; the mixture should not be perfectly smooth.

4. Serve immediately or cover with plastic wrap, refrigerate and serve within 2 hours.

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