Guacamole is a traditional Mexican thick sauce-dip made from avocado. Going back to 16th century Aztecs and Mayans were the first to prepare guacamole. Nowadays this is one of the most popular dips in America. The main ingredient – avocado is fast getting popular as superfood among vegetarians, vegans and people living healthy lifestyle. One reason is the higher fat content, mostly monounsaturated fat, and as such serves as an important staple in the diet of people who have limited access to other fatty foods. The avocado is also beneficial to the heart and prevents clogging of blood vessels. It contains antioxidants and helps to eliminate toxins from the body. Lowers high cholesterol and is suitable for patients with anemia. It is highly recommended for pregnant women and children because of the large amount of vitamins, minerals and proteins. Avocados are rich in Omega-3, which can only be found fish.
One of the best ways to consume avocado is by preparing flavorful and tasty guacamole. Most important part of preparing tasty guacamole is to choose quality ingredients. Here is my twist for homemade guacamole
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|Large ripe avocados.||3.|
|Garlic.||1 small clove.|
|Lemon or lime.||1/2.|
|Parsley or cilantro.||2 stalk.|
|Olive oil.||1 tbsp.|
|Black pepper.||To taste.|
First I should warn you, that this is the way I like to eat my guacamole. I use lemon instead of lime and parsley instead of cilantro. Let me know in the comment box bellow if you like it this way better.
Take 3 ripe avocados. Slice the avocados in half and remove the pit. Keep one pit for later. Cut a grid-like pattern in the avocado halves. Don’t cut through the skin. With a spoon scoop the avocados into a bowl with the remaining ingredients ( small clove garlic, 1/2 a jalapeño, juice of 1/2 a lemon, 2 stalk parsley, 1 tablespoon olive oil, salt and black pepper to taste). You can either cut your ingredients fine and combine them using a spoon for a chunky guacamole, or you can use a food processor to make a fine sauce like consistency.
At the end drop the pit inside the sauce to preserve the bright green color. Enjoy as a dip with tortilla chips or use as a sauce for your favorite dish.