The weather is finally getting better and with it, many fresh recipes like this easy guacamole are slowly coming to life.
You probably know Guacamole. Thanks to its excellent and unique taste, this Mexican dish has become popular in many parts of the world.
By the way, this recipe is several hundred years old. After all, some sources state that avocados were cultivated in the territory of today’s Mexico 10,000 years ago. Crazy, isn’t it?
What is guacamole?
Guacamole is an excellent avocado spread that you can make in under 10 minutes. And above all, in addition to amazing taste, it is also good for you.
Avocado is a healthy fruit and it is recommended to eat it regularly. It contains almost 20 different types of vitamins, including vitamin B6, vitamin C, and vitamin E. It is also rich in iron, potassium, and magnesium.
About 30 grams of avocado contains up to 50 calories, which seems like a lot. That’s because avocado is high in fat. But they are unsaturated fats, which is a “good” fat that helps lower cholesterol (unless, of course, consumed in moderation).
Avocado seed use
I could praise this great fruit for a long time, either because it benefits the blood vessels, rejuvenates your skin, or has anti-inflammatory effects. I would like to mention one more interesting thing about beneficial effects. It is good to consume a pit of avocado.
The seed contains more than 70% of the total antioxidant capacity. Many scientists recommend consuming it. You can carefully cut it with a knife and then cut it into small pieces. But be careful not to lose your finger.
You can then add these small pieces to your smoothie, for example. But I have to admit that I haven’t tried the avocado seed yet. If I start making smoothies, maybe I’ll give it a try.
But let’s go back to the recipe.
How to choose the right avocado?
- Color is important. Dark green to almost black avocado is usually riper. Avoid green avocados.
- Gently squeeze the fruit. If it is too hard, it is not ripe. But it shouldn’t be too soft either. You should feel slight resistance when pushing. It should be softer, especially at the stem.
- Ripe avocados should have a bumpy character.
How to make guacamole
The preparation of the guacamole may vary slightly, but the basis remains the same: ripe creamy avocados.
This version of real guacamole contains, in addition to avocado, tomatoes, onions, lime juice, and fresh coriander. And for those of us who like spicy food, one chili pepper (jalapeno).
If you’re as crazy as I am, add even two. After that, all you have to do is to season the guacamole with salt and pepper to your liking.Print