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Guacamole: original recipe. Instructions on how to prepare theguacamole saucehomemade from a well-ripened avocado and the spices of the Mexican food and wine tradition.
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Guacamole, original recipe: the story
Thereoriginal guacamole recipedates back to the times ofAztecs. Today, guacamole sauce is an integral part of Mexican food and wine culture even though its use has spread to Central and North America. In North America theguacamoleit is simply calledguacand is used as a condiment or ingredient for vegetable and vegetable salads.
The nameguacamolecomes from the Aztec dialect “āhuacamolli” which literally meansavocado sauce (ahuacati = avocado +soft= sauce, literally means concoction). Even if we Italians pronounce itguacamole, in Mexican the term is readwakamole.
TheAztecstransformed avocados into guacamole since 1300 or even earlier: theavocadosthey were cultivated as early as 7000 BC. The Aztecs prepared theguacamolesince the 16th century, as evidence of this there is a Spanish-English guide / dictionary that lists the pronunciation and meaning of the termguacamole.
Guacamole, original recipe: the ingredients
For this recipe you will need someavocadoswell ripe; if the ones you have at home are still a little hard and unripe, we recommend that you read our guide article onhow to ripen avocados quickly.
Theguacamoleit is traditionally prepared with a ripe avocado and a pinch of sea salt crushed together with amolcajete, a mortar with pestle.
Useful links: Mortar and pestle in natural black marble
In fact, even the Mexican food and wine tradition sees several variations: although the original recipe only includes avocado and salt, there is a version that sees the addition of different spices.
Among the most used ingredients added to classic guacamole recipewe quote:
- tomato or tomato paste
- fresh or powdered onion
- fresh or powdered garlic
- lemon juice or lime juice
- Lemon peel
- cayenne pepper
- cilantro or basil
Jalapeño is a variety of chili peppers of the speciesannuum Capsicum, is 5 to 10 cm long and has a slightly spicy flavor. It is harvested and consumed when it is still green and it is also added fresh to the avocado sauce when it is still green. Jalapeno is supposed to be an ingredient added toguacamolealso in the original Aztec recipe: this pepper was already marketed at the time of theAztecs.
This chili gives added value in terms of nutrients to the original guacamole recipe:jalapeño pepper is rich in vitamin C, vitamin B6, vitamin E and vitamin K. It provides protein and dietary fiber. In particular, a 100-gram serving of jalapeño provides 143% of the recommended daily amount of vitamin C.
Guacamole, calories and properties
The calories of theguacamolethey depend on the ingredients used for the preparation of this sauce. If only the ingredients of the original recipe were used (avocado and salt), 100 grams of product provide about 160 calories.
Unfortunately, in local pubs and restaurants, olive oil is often added to guacamole sauce: a big mistake when you calculate that a 100-gram portion of avocadoalready contains 15 grams of fat. Jalapeño pepper provides only 29 calories for every 100 grams of product and, in general, all the ingredients included in the variousguacamole recipesthey are low calorie.
Avocado provides various B vitamins, provides dietary fiber and significant micronutrients such as vitamin K, vitamin E and potassium.
Guacamole and Avocado Toast
A toast stuffed withavocado it is a nutritious meal. L'Avocado toast can be prepared using the recipe of the sauce guacamole or with simple slices of avocado.
Of the recipes tasty and suggestions on how to prepareavocado toast are available on the page dedicated to "Sandwiches with avocado“.
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