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How to Make Guacam-Olé: National Guacamole Day

National Guacamole Day is finally here!
avocado

I love an excuse to make guacamole! Ingrid Turner

Guacamole is a wonderful addition to almost all Mexican cookery.

Varieties of Avocados:

Avocados are native to the Americas, and are available all year long.

There are 2 varieties:

  1. Hass Avocado – dark & bumpy-skinned, grow in California
  2. Fuerte Avocado – larger, green & smooth-skinned, from Florida

My choice for guacamole would be the Hass avocado, which have a richer, smoother flavor & texture, probably because they have twice as much fat content.

Fuerte avocados are preferred for sandwiches & salads.

Cocktail avocados are seedless miniatures or avocaditos.

How to Tell if Avocados are Ripe:

Ripeness is determined by holding the avocado in your palm & applying gentle pressure. If it gives slightly, it is ripe enough to eat.

Never purchase avocados if they are soft, has black blotches, or has indentations. These will be bitter & slimy.

As is the case with bananas, avocados do not ripen on the tree. Even if they’re hard, they will ripen nicely within a few days.

Once they are ripe, it’s a good idea to refrigerate and use within a couple of days.

How to Make Guacamole:

This recipe is simple, tasty goodness. A Tex-Mex style treat that’s perfect with chips, vegetables or on any savory Mexican dish. Mmm…

GuacamoleType: Appetizer Recipe

Serve with: tortilla chips, raw vegetables, as a topping or filling
Prep Time: 8 min
Serves: 3 cups

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Peel & pit medium sized, ripe avocados.
  2. Mash in a bowl,, and stop mashing while it is slightly chunky in consistency.
  3. Add fresh lime juice.
  4. Stir in fine chopped scallions, fine chopped cilantro, extra virgin olive oil, hot sauce, salt, sour cream, black pepper & diced tomatoes, if desired.
  5. Serve at room temperature with chips, veggies, or as a condiment of delicious proportions.

Try adding a splash of tequila, if you’re feeling some adventurous, adult fun.

National Guacamole Day can be celebrated every day with this basic recipe you’ll use over & over again.

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Be a Champion in Your Kitchen & eat Deliciously!

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Author: Ingrid Turner

Ingrid Turner from IngridTurnerToday.com, is a blogger, writer, grandmother, mother, cancer survivor and all around sparkling human being. From cooking, crafts, seniors’ issues, cancer, health, pets, gardening & the like, she entertains us in her writings. Ingrid is also a regular on her daughter's cooking show, “Cooking with Kimberly” @ CookingWithKimberly.com. Website Facebook Twitter YouTube

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