Guacamole: A Creamy Mexican Dip To Pair With A Bowl Of Nachos
- Ritisha Garg
Updated : January 20, 2022 05:01 IST
Get to know all about this famous Mexican dip. Also, don't forget to try it out too.
We have discovered a creamy dip from Mexico that can elevate any dish. Guacamole is a well-known avocado-based dip that was first developed in Mexico. This delightful dip is not only famous among Mexicans but it has taken over the world by charming people with its indulgent taste and aromatic deliciousness. Americans are true lovers of this Mexican dip. They haven't stopped pairing their dishes with a creamy bowl of guacamole ever since it was introduced to them. In America, this Mexican dip goes by the name ‘Guac’ since the late 19th century. However, the original name was initially bought by the Nahual people. It comes from the word ‘Ahuacamolli’ which translates to ‘avocado sauce' in English. In Mexico, avocados were first cultivated almost ten thousand years ago. In the early 1900s, avocados frequently went by the name ‘Alligator pears’. The fact that avocados originated from Mexico is the reason why this dip has Mexican origins rather than having developed from any other part of the world. What's interesting to know is that the first known description of a guacamole recipe was given by an English privateer in his book. He noted the native preparation of making this dip by grinding it together with avocados, sugar, and lime juice. Guacamole has been one of the most loved dips ever since the 19th century.
How is guacamole traditionally prepared?
Guacamole is traditionally whipped up by mashing peeled and ripe avocados that are ground using a pestle. It is flavoured with herbs, onions, jalapeno, and a drizzle of lime juice. Guacamole is not only used as a dip or spread but also as a salad dressing. It's time you swap all your existing dips or spreads with this creamy and chunky Mexican dip. Tap here to check out the full recipe if you wish to make it at home
Don’t forget to store your homemade guacamole in an ait-tight container or a big jar.