Tortilla chips & Guacamole.

By Posted in - Recipes & Vegetarians on April 28th, 2015

Dish

Mommas Guacamole (Traditional Mexican Style)

People

 (SERVES 8)

Sometimes its a matter of feeding folks quickly and  Tortilla chips & Guacamole makes a great healthy snack for hungry crews of all ages.

Perfect for the early summer picnic with the family too. The Aztecs believed it to be a natural aphrodisiac and with more natural monosaturated fat and protein than other fruits available, it was vital to their diet. Avocados have almost 20 vitamins and minerals and have been found to help manage heart problems and cholesterol for some people.

Some of the first guacamole recipes were published in the 1940s. Did you know that in the 1960s the avocado was pushed to be associated with the Pacific Islands through marketing and advertising tactics? Finally in the 1970s, it became recognized across the United States as a dish served alongside various Spanish and Mediterranean foods. The Aztec empire created this spread with the same exact ingredients that local restuarants use today. The Aztecs called this saucy spread “ahuaca-mulli” which translates to avocado-mixture or avocado-sauce.

Ingredients

  • 6 large ripe avocados, peeled and pitted
  • 1/4 cup citrus (lemon and lime) juice*
  • 3 cups fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups red onion, finely chopped
  • 12 large serrano chili peppers, seeded and finely chopped*
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • Tortilla chips, for serving

Recipe

Directions

Using a fork, mash avocados with citrus juice in a small bowl. Add cilantro, chopped onion, serrano chili peppers, and salt. Stir to combine. Garnish with fresh tomatos and a spoon of sourcream if desired.

Serve with tortilla chips, if desired in plastic cups for portability.


Mark and Jo especially loved the recipes from Mexico and some have fast become favourites at Doof Doof, like this genuine guacamole recipe.  This is the original, handed down generations, yet the most simple basic way to make Guacamole.

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