Guac this way!
Avocados have gained a lot of popularity in recent years. But guacamole has always been a festive and delicious addition to any party. The flavorful, creamy dip is so versatile and easy to make, it’s hard not to love. For a quick and easy solution to that Mexican craving, order guacamole for delivery.
The area now known as Mexico was the first place to cultivate avocados, and we can thank the Aztecs for the invention of guacamole. In fact, the word “guacamole” comes from the Aztec translation of “ahuacamolli.” All we know is that it’s fun to say—and eat.
Classic guacamole recipe
If you’re ready to whip up this heart-healthy food on your own, here’s a recipe to get you started.
- 2 large ripe avocados, mashed
- 1 medium jalapeño pepper, seeded and diced
- 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
- 2 Tablespoons lime juice, freshly squeezed
- 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Dash of pepper
Mix all ingredients together and scoop up with your favorite tortilla chips. But don’t over mix—nobody likes a gluey guac!
Here are some extra ingredients—from traditional to whimsical—to add to this classic guacamole recipe for a little extra punch.
- Herbs: cilantro, oregano or basil
- Veggies: tomatoes, corn, radish or kale
- Protein: bacon, black beans or hard-boiled eggs
- Cheese: cotija or goat cheese
- Spices: cumin or red pepper flakes
- Fruit: pineapple, pomegranate or mango
Instead of tortilla chips, get dipping with something a little more creative.
- Fresh, raw veggies like celery and carrots
- Toast, pita or crackers
- French fries (omg)
- Pineapple rings (don’t knock it till you try it)
- Baked sweet potato slices
- Romaine lettuce leaves (if you’re watching calories)
Of course you could also add a dollop to your sub, burger, hot dog, chili, grilled salmon, tossed salad, egg or tuna salad—the sky’s the limit. You can also easily find any of these available for delivery.
- To ripen an avocado quickly (if you need to use it soon), store it with other fruits at room temperature.
- To keep your avocado from ripening too quickly (if you’re not ready to use it), store it in the refrigerator.
- To tell if an avocado is ripe, gently squeeze it and if it’s soft but not mushy, it’s ready to eat.
- To keep an avocado from turning brown after cutting it open, tightly stick plastic wrap to its flesh to keep air out.
So whether you’re eating guacamole and chips during the big game, spreading it onto your favorite sandwich or enjoying it as an appetizer before your Mexican feast, order it now!