The main ingredient used in guacamole is avocado. The name of the recipe comes from the word ahuaca-mulli which was used by the Aztecs back in the 16th century. The Aztecs called the avocado as ahuacati and Ahuca-mulli means avocado concoction or sauce.
Traditionally the dish was prepared by mashing together avocados, onions, and tomatoes. The Spaniards carried the dish back to their lands from the Aztecs and gave it their own makeover. The name ahuca-mulli then came to be known as guacamole.
There are many variations of this recipe where it is made using other ingredients such as kale, black beans, corn, apple, tomatoes, parmesan, basil, etc.
We have for the original guacamole recipe that can be served with different types of dishes. The ingredients are simple and the recipe is super easy to make!
- 2 avocados
- 5 thin scallions or green onion finely chopped
- 3 tbsp. of finely chopped cilantro
- 1 Jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped
- Juice of one lime
- Pepper to taste
- Salt to taste
- Cut the avocados in half and take out the stone. Scoop the flesh into a bowl and mash it with the help of a fork. Some may like it chunkier while some may prefer a smoother guacamole, so mash it according to your desired consistency.
- If you are using a mild jalapeno you can add more or chop it with seeds. But if the jalapeno is hot then it is best if you deseeded it and used just the skin.
- Add remaining ingredients and to the mashed avocado and mix well. It’s done!
- You have so many options to serve it with. Fish fries, deviled eggs, toast, sandwich and let’s not forget the most loved option is tortilla chips.