Guacamole, a dip made from avocados, is originally from Mexico. The name is derived from two Aztec Nahuatl words – ahuacatl (avocado) and molli (sauce). All you really need for good guacamole is ripe avocados and salt. We add a few little extras to give it a kick! One of the most important things you can do is check for ripeness by gently pressing the outside of the avocado. If there is no give, the avocado is not ripe yet and will not taste very good.
Here is my favorite Guacamole Recipe:
- 4 ripe avocados, pit and peel removed, then diced
- 1 small sweet onion, minced
- 1 garlic clove, grated
- 1 or 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and grated or finely chopped
- 1 lime, juiced
- salt and pepper to taste
In a shallow bowl, smash the avocados with a fork until semi-smooth, then stir in the remaining ingredients. Serve as a dip with tortilla chips or as a topper for tacos, salads or soups. Yummy! This makes a great appetizer for taco night.