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- 2 ripe avocados
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 1 tomato, diced
- 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced (optional)
- 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
- 1-2 tablespoons lime juice
- Salt to taste
- Cut the avocados in half lengthwise, remove the pits, and scoop out the flesh into a bowl.
- Mash the avocados with a fork until you achieve your desired texture (chunky or smooth).
- Add the chopped onion, diced tomato, minced jalapeño pepper (if using), and fresh cilantro to the mashed avocados.
- Squeeze the lime juice over the mixture. Start with 1 tablespoon and add more to taste.
- Season with salt to enhance the flavors. Start with a pinch and add more as needed.
- Gently fold all the ingredients together until well combined.
- Taste the guacamole and adjust the lime juice or salt if desired.
- Serve immediately with tortilla chips or as a condiment for tacos, burritos, or quesadillas and enjoy!
Origin of Guacamole
Guacamole, the beloved Mexican dip made from mashed avocados, has a rich history that spans centuries. The roots of guacamole can be traced back to the ancient Aztecs, who inhabited the region that is present-day Mexico. The word “guacamole” itself is derived from the Nahuatl word “āhuacamolli,” which translates to “avocado sauce.”
The original guacamole recipe used by the Aztecs was quite different from the modern version. It typically included mashed avocados, tomatoes, onions, and chili peppers. These ingredients were combined using a molcajete, a traditional Mexican mortar and pestle made from volcanic rock, which added a distinctive texture and flavor to the guacamole.
Over time, the dip evolved as various regions within Mexico added their own twists to the recipe. Ingredients such as lime juice, garlic, and cilantro were introduced, further enhancing the flavor profile. The popularity of guacamole spread beyond Mexico’s borders as well, eventually becoming an international sensation.