Did you know that the Guacamole was first made by the Aztecs prior to the 16th century? Back then it was made purely of avocado with none of the savory flavors that guacamole is known for. The name itself is derived from a Nahuati word literally meaning “avocado sauce”.
Guacamole today can come in all variations from smooth to chunky and spicy. This recipe can be altered to fit your personal taste, but serves as a great base for those who love a good guac dip.
Yields: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 0 min
Ready In: 10 min
3 avocados (peeled, pitted and mashed)
1 lime juiced
1 tsp salt
½ cup of diced sweet onion
2 plum tomatoes (diced)
1 tsp of minced (or crushed) garlic
3 tbsp of chopped fresh cilantro
1 jalapeno pepper (seeds removed, and diced) [optional]
1 pinch of ground cayenne pepper [optional]
In a medium-sized bowl, combine the avocados, lime juice, and salt.
Mix everything until you have a smooth paste.
Mix in onion, cilantro, tomatoes, and garlic.
Stir in jalapeno pepper (or cayenne pepper). This step is optional.
Refrigerate 1 hour for best flavor, or serve immediately.