April 2, 2018


Guacamole is an avocado based dip that was started by 
the Aztecs back in the 16th century. The word guacamole
came from Aztec dialect which translates literally
to avocado sauce.  Makes sense and sounds pretty simple...
just like this home-made guacamole recipe.

If you are making a small bowl of guacamole  for up to 3 people
you can use 2-3 ripe avocados, 
1 small tomato (diced)
a quarter of a small red onion, (diced small)
handful of cilantro stems (chopped- including the stems)
the juice of 2 limes
a pinch of cumin (about 1/2 a teaspoon)
and a pinch of salt  (to your tasting)
and a pinch of sugar (optional; to your liking)

Avocados are meant to be picked in their unripened stage off of their
trees and are to be left on the counter or table to ripen.  Do not put your 
avocados in the frig unless it is ripe and you want it to stop ripening.
Avocados are typically a dark, forest green color and when they start
to ripen they turn a blackish hue AND they are soft to the touch.

To make a basic, easy but super flavorful guacamole all you need to do
is cut your ripened avocado and place it in a bowl.
Dice up the tomatoes into small pieces and throw them on top of the
halved avocado. Dice the red onion into very small pieces--
the smaller the better. Chop the cilantro and add that to the bowl
as well. Lastly, squeeze the juice of the limes and add a pinch of salt.

It's nice to take a fork and stir and fold all the ingredients together.
The sweetness and liquid of the tomato gives a natural sweet flavor
along with the lime juice bringing out some acidity. Onions always
give food more flavor and red  onions being the mildest makes 
for the best onion to choose for guacamole since everything is raw
and the beautiful hue of the purple makes it look attractive as well!

Zestfully Let's Cultivate Food