Today we present another classic of the Mexican kitchen: GUACAMOLE. Everyone has made guacamole themselves, but how does traditional Mexican guacamole work?!
The basic ingredient is of course avocado or aguacate in Spanish. This word comes from the Aztec language Nahuatl, which is still spopken by approx. 1.5 million people in Mexico, mainly in the regions of Puebla, Veracruz, Hidalgo and Guerrero. Aguacate, in Aztec Ahuacatl, literally means “testicle tree” and is probably due to the similarity of the fruit to that part of the male anatomy.
This is how you prepare Guacamole:
- 2 Avocados
- 2 roma tomatoes, finely chopped
- ½ lime juice
- 2 cloves of garlic, pressed or finely chopped
Spices to Taste:
- Salt and pepper
- Onion, finely chopped
- Green or red chillies
- Fresh cilantro (coriander)
First, the avocados are halved and the seeds are removed. The pulp is removed with a spoon and crushed until smooth with a fork. Add the tomato, the lime juice and the garlic and mix everything together. Season with salt and pepper. Guacamole is eaten as a spread, with tortilla chips or as a side dish with meat.