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Guacamole

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Guacamole is an avocado based salad or dip created by the Aztecs in what is now Mexico. In addition to it being quite prevalent in the modern Mexican cuisine it is now commonly used in American cuisine too by way of dips as a condiment and also as a salad ingredient.

The main ingredient in the guacamole is the avocado. The avocado is weight loss friendly, heart healthy and extremely tasty. It is a single fruit that is loaded with a lot of nutrients. It is a green pear shaped fruit often called the “alligator pear” because it is green like a pear and often has bumpy skin like the alligator. It contains 20 different vitamins and minerals, is rich in potassium and is also loaded with heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids. They have a high fiber content, lower cholesterol levels in the body and are also a good source of antioxidants.

Another very interesting aspect of the avocados is that the fat in them can help absorb the nutrients from plant foods. So not only is the avocado nutritious, it can dramatically increase the nutrient value of other plant foods that we are eating. Studies have shown that eating avocado or avocado oil with veggies increases the amount of antioxidants that you take in.

The avocados have a nice rich, creamy texture and blends well with other ingredients. The guacamole is arguably the most famous use of the avocados. The guacamole is pasty and can be served smooth or in a chunky manner. Both ways would work based on what you want to eat them with.The guacamole is a dish where the avocado shines as it is the heart of the whole dish.

Guacamole may sound very pedestrian but if made right tastes extremely sublime. These avocados were sent by a family friend of ours who grows them organically. I have always wanted to make things with fresh, organic avocados and so immediately jumped at this opportunity. I decided to make the guacamole even though it was a common dish because of my desire to perfect it, so as to preserve the recipe for future use. After a lot of thought process and research I formulated a recipe and was confident that the particular recipe would yield me good results.

Some lime and tomatoes were added to the creamy avocado to give the necessary zing and tang, some chilies and chilli flakes gave it the much needed spicy kick, the required freshness was provided by the addition of finely cut cilantro and the inclusion of salt and garlic completed this mouthwatering dip. This dip was primarily to be eaten with nachos on that particular day but being so elated with the success of this dip I made a meal out of it !!

 

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