Fresh guacamole dips

Holy Guacamole! Avocados Galore

Southwestern salsa

While avocados have recently entered the Western foodie spotlight, these creamy, green fruits have been around in a big way for centuries upon centuries. Avocados originated in Mexico and existed long before the arrival of European settlers. And as early as the 16th century, the Aztecs were getting creative with the crop, and with this creativity, guacamole was born.
What is guacamole, you ask? The question to ‘what is guacamole’ is quite simple: guacamole is comprised of diced avocados, garlic, salt, pepper, cilantro, and lime. Oftentimes, people will make spicy guacamole dips by adding jalapeno peppers, or chili powder. People also add onions and diced tomatoes for extra texture and (more…)

31 Aug 2015

Three Things You Need to Do to Make the Perfect Guacamole

Basic guacamole recipe

Did you know that, according to Forbes, avocados and avocado-based products outsell Apple’s iPhone smartphone, earning avocado companies 1.5 times a year than that device earns the tech giant? While fresh avocados certainly play a major role in this trend, you should know that guacamole is one of the main drivers here. And why not? Now that guacamole health benefits are widely known, more people feel okay using the luscious green dip as a topping for eggs or as a butter on their toast.

If you’re a guac-head, you might not be satisfied with the basic guacamole recipe you’ve been using to transform the simple avocado into one of the best dips out there. As culinary professionals will tell you, when it comes to making fresh (more…)

15 Aug 2014