Hmmm, withÂ all this talk of guacamole I had to go out and get a veggie guac wrap!Â It was delicious, but now on to the history & a wonderful recipe for this spectacular dip.
Guacamole is a sauce or dip, depending on who you’re talking to.Â It is made primarily with avocados and various otherÂ ingredients depending on the region of Mexico, or what I feel like adding that particular day.Â Guacamole dates back to the Aztecs who referred to theÂ dip as ‘ahuaca-mulli’ which roughly translates to avocado sauce or mixture.Â
The Aztecs believed the avocado to be an aphrodisiac, they called the avocado tree ‘ahuacuatl’ which means ‘testicle tree’.Â The ancients thought the pear-shaped fruit hanging from the tree resembled (and I guess they weren’t too far off) testicles and believed that eating the fruit would make one potent and sexually stimulated.Â So on that date this week, throw out the dark chocolate and put down some avocado slices.
The basic ingredients for guacamole, aside from the main star avocado, includes lime or lemon juice and salt.Â I like to mix it up more myself and have a guacamole salad type dish.Â Here is my famous Cilantro is Wonderful Guacamole Recipe.Â
- 3 avocados, peeled, pitted & mashed (take the pit & plant in some dirt, will grown into some beautiful indoor foliage)
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 Roma tomatoes, chopped
- 1/2 cup onion, chopped
- 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
- 4 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or an amount you feel comfortable with)
In a medium bowl- mix together avocado mash, lime juice, salt, chopped tomatoes, chopped onion, garlic, cilantro & cayenne pepper.Â Stir until well blended.Â
Chill for 30 minutes and you’re ready to enjoy the best guac ever.Â You wanna know a dark, dirty secret I have about my guac?Â I love to dip a Fritos scoops chip into Rotel, then fat-free small curd cottage cheese, then dip the chip into guacamole & eat it all together.Â It sounds a little odd, I realize- but it really is a wonderful way to enjoy this aphrodisiac.