Guacamole, informally shortened to guac in English speaking territories since the 1980s is an avcado-based dip or spread first developed by the Aztecs in what is now Mexico. In addition to its use in modern Mexican dishes/cuisine it has become part of international and American cuisine as well as a dip,condiment and salad ingredient.
Avocado is technically a fruit although many see it as a vegetable. Rich in brain and eye-loving lutein and zeaxanthin, as well as potassium, protein and fiber. It makes a great sandwich spread; bringing a creamy texture and moisture to any sandwich.
- 3 ripe avocados
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
- 1/2 cup diced red or white onion
- 2-3 jalapeno or serrano chiles stemmed, seeded, and finely diced
- 2-3 tablespoons fresh lime or lemon juice
- Salt and pepper to taste I really like to use various sea salts
Cut the avocados in half and remove the pit.
Scoop out the flesh into a medium size mixing bowl.
Mash the avocados with a fork until chunky.
Add the remaining ingredients and stir well to combine.
Enjoy immediately or cover with plastic wrap placed against the guacamole’s surface and refrigerate until ready to serve.
* Add 1/2 cup plum tomatoes, seeded and diced
* Add 1 clove garlic minced