Guacamole, I Am Not A Fan, Are YOU?

It’s Guac Day!

Today is National Guacamole Day, which for some of us adverse to mooshy green foods this is not a big day of celebration and fanfare.  But invariably we have loved ones who find guacamole a food of the gods.  Actually, guac is a food from the ancient Aztecs who were using the same basalt mortar and pestle we use today to mash and blend the ingredients of that special green concoction. Ahuacamolli is a mash-up of the words ahuacatl (avocado) and mulli (sauce).

Guacamole is one of the first things that comes to mind when people think of Mexican cuisine. 

Over the years I have been coerced into making guac for parties. Being a non-guacamole eater, I have had my successes and failures when it comes to finding recipes.   The recipe below has been, by far, the winner among my amigos 🏆, even though it may not be an authentic Yucatecan recipe.     Hint:  It’s the Tabasco sauce that makes the difference.

  • 4 ripe Haas avocados
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (1 lemon)
  • 8 dashes Tabasco sauce
  • 1/2 cup small-diced red onion (1 small onion)
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 medium tomato, seeded, and small-diced

Cut the avocados in half, remove the pits, and scoop the flesh out of their shells into a large bowl. (I use my hands.) Immediately add the lemon juice, Tabasco, onion, garlic, salt, and pepper and toss well. Using a sharp knife, slice through the avocados in the bowl until they are finely diced. Add the tomatoes. Mix well and taste for salt and pepper.

Source: The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook < Great cookbook BTW


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And for those who love to get creative in the kitchen, things you should NOT put in your guacamole:

  • Greek Yogurt
  • Mayonnaise
  • Green Peas

Get a complete list of guacamole blunders

And from all of us guacamole haters: HAPPY GUACAMOLE DAY! PROVECHO!!

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