Guacamole Dip can be found on the menu at many Mexican food restaurants, and it is possible to be just a bit different at each restaurant. Therefore, this recipe may not seem like what you have eaten as guacamole, but it can always be changed to your preferences. Guacamole dip is very simple to make, and you can take quite a few freedoms in how you make it, even what you put in it. This recipe is for a basic chunky-style guacamole.
Avocados are wonderful fruits, and very good for you, despite the high fat content. The fat stored in avocados is monounsaturated and can even help in the battle of the bulge. It helps to keep you feeling full and it can be a metabolism booster. Avocados are truly wonderful things, and perhaps someday I will be able to grow my own little tree, but until then I will just make a trip to the market to stock up on those alligator pears.
When you look at the Nahuatl work ajuactl, and the Spanish word for certain blended sauces, mole, you can see how the two came together to be Guacamole. The Spanish/Mexican word for a soup made of avocados is ahuacamolli [ah-wah-kuh-moh-lee], which sounds much like guacamole when pronounced correctly.
Learn all about Avocados and Avocado History.
This Guacamole Dip recipe and photos are courtesy of Cynthia Detterick-Pineda of Andrews, TX.
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